Banking and Finance
On 24 February, Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) legislation was finally brought into force in respect of a wide range of criminal conduct. In this briefing, Shoosmiths sets out the key stages of implementation of a DPA, and discusses a number of issues of concern around this new development.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 06 March 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
Travers Smith reviews key recent developments in the UK's fight against bribery and corruption, and sizes up their likely impact on the anti-bribery landscape in 2014. Subjects covered include the Rolls-Royce investigation, deferred prosecution agreements and JLT's £1.8m fine for systems failures.
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 05 March 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
Latham & Watkins partner Christopher Clark and associate Matthew Salerno last year successfully defended entrepreneur Mark Cuban against insider trading allegations. In this Q&A, Clark and Salerno talk about the developments to watch out for in 2014 related to insider trading enforcement actions.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 04 March 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
This Baker & McKenzie report looks at the global trends affecting private equity and infrastructure investors, and profiles some of the successful strategies currently being employed, with contributions from Goldman Sachs, Investec PE, EQT Partners, Riverside and other industry commentators.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 04 March 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
When the financial crisis hit, many expected private equity heavyweights and committed independents Travers Smith and Macfarlanes to suffer. Five years on, and the pair have bounced back surprisingly well - this Legal Week article finds out why and how.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 03 March 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
In this briefing, Macfarlanes discusses the credit crunch case of Forsta AP-Fonden, the Swedish pension fund which claimed $35m from Bank of New York Mellon, the manager of its securities lending programme, due to losses on investment in medium-term notes.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 03 March 2014 | Practice Area: Derivatives
This A&O European finance litigation review covers some of the most interesting recent cases and developments, including litigation over banks' disclosure requirements during the sale of financial instruments, and heightened consumer protection measures in Belgium and the Czech Republic.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 28 February 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This DLA report, based on more than 50 interviews with business leaders, politicians and media commentators, looks at whether the cynicism and mistrust of big business caused by the financial crisis has now widened into a systemic problem, with the evidence pointing to a serious breakdown of trust.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 February 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
2013 was a busy year for refinancing, with a surge of activity leading to a steep increase in deal volume. DLA canvassed the opinions of 250 debt providers, advisers, sponsors and corporates for this report, which focuses on key trends and prospects for the European acquisition finance debt market.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 26 February 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate Financing
The European Court of Justice recently rejected a challenge from the UK and upheld the power of the European Securities and Markets Authority to regulate EU short-selling. The decision provides a strong legal foundation for more EU-wide rules in the financial services sector, as Bakers reports.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 26 February 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
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