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Legal implications of the Ebola outbreak - is it a force majeure event?

On 8 August the World Health Organisation categorised the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The potential impact of this epidemic is of interest to all multinational corporations with a presence in Africa, as Eversheds explains.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 August 2014 | Practice Area: Construction

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US increases Ukraine-related sanctions and implements Russian oil sanctions programme

As the political upheaval in Ukraine escalates, the US has expanded sanctions targeting Russian and Ukrainian parties alleged to be involved. To assess their exposure, companies should examine their business ties to Russia and Ukraine - in this briefing, Baker looks at the latest developments.

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 19 August 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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A guide to incorporated cell companies in Guernsey

A Guernsey incorporated cell company (ICC) is a company which has the power to establish incorporated cells as part of its corporate structure. This briefing describes an ICC's key features and summarises the formation, structure and liquidation procedures particular to this type of company.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 19 August 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration

US sanctions against Russia - key points for business

This March, the US imposed economic sanctions in response to Russian-led actions in Ukraine. Since then, in response to the deteriorating situation, sanctions have continued to escalate. For companies with business ties to Russia, this DLA briefing provides a recap of the current US sanctions.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 18 August 2014 | Practice Area: Cross Border

A guide to protected cell companies in Guernsey

This Carey Olsen briefing describes the key features of a protected cell company and summarises the formation, structure and the liquidation procedures particular to this type of company.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 15 August 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Changes to Listing Rules, Takeover Code and guidance on corporate gifts and hospitality

This Linklaters newsletter rounds up issues of particular interest for those working in corporate, including widespread changes to the UK Listing Authority's technical notes, proposed amendments to the Takeover Code, and guidance for companies on appropriate policies on gifts and hospitality.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 15 August 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

Investment management - a round-up of the latest legal developments

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up recent developments of interest for those working in investment management, including the FCA's thematic review on best execution and Payment for Order Flow, and important information for managers or trustees of exempt unauthorised unit trusts.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 15 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Financial promotions and social media - new FCA guidance on customer communications

The Financial Conduct Authority has published a guidance consultation, 'Social media and customer communications', setting out its supervisory approach to financial promotions in social media, including its character-limited forms. In this briefing, Bond Dickinson sets out some of the key points.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 15 August 2014 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing

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Structuring high-yield transactions - a guide to the available options

This Baker & McKenzie article, an excerpt from the book Understanding High-Yield Bonds, considers the options available to issuers and their financial and legal advisers when structuring transactions that include a high-yield bond in the capital structure.

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 14 August 2014 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

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How to prepare for the fallout from FATCA and other global transparency initiatives

You have implemented FATCA; what comes next? Will your company be the next witness in a US tax investigation? Financial institutions around the world must be ready to respond as the US follows up on leads it has obtained as a result of the recent transparency push, as this Latham briefing explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 13 August 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation

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