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A guide to the global M&A landscape in 2016

Global announced deal values reached $1.7trn (£1.2trn) in the first half of 2015, making it the strongest half-year for M&A since the first six months of 2007. This global M&A guide provides expert analysis on the key trends, with insight from law firms covering over 20 countries around the world.

Law Firm: ALM | Published: 10 February 2016 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

New rules to tax carried interest in certain funds as income - a look at the proposals

The UK Government published draft legislation on 9 December last year amending the tax treatment of carried interest. The new rules restrict the ability of UK tax-resident individuals to treat carried interest as a capital gain, as this Latham & Watkins briefing explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 February 2016 | Practice Area: Taxation

'A very significant move in the field of direct taxation in the EU' - the EC's proposed anti-tax avoidance directive

This briefing looks at the European Commission's latest proposal for a Council Directive to tackle tax avoidance across the EU. This is a very significant move in the field of direct taxation, as Latham & Watkins explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 05 February 2016 | Practice Area: Taxation

Will domestic challenges in Malaysia affect investment in UK real estate?

UK real estate has seen significant inward foreign investment since the financial crisis, with Malaysian investors at the forefront. However, some commentators are predicting an exodus of Malaysian capital from UK real estate in 2016. This Nabarro briefing examines the issues at play.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 05 February 2016 | Practice Area: Property Finance

Iran, post sanctions: the implications for Cyprus, UK overseas territories and global banking

On 16 January, a milestone diplomatic agreement to tightly regulate Iran’s nuclear development programme in exchange for sanctions relief came into force. This Harneys briefing looks at the implications of this development, with a particular focus on Cyprus and the UK overseas territories.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 04 February 2016 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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The European Commission's anti-tax-avoidance package: practical takeaways

The European Commission has released its highly anticipated anti-tax-avoidance package, which contains proposed rules and recommendations to avoid aggressive tax planning within the EU. This DLA Piper briefing looks at the three key documents in the package and sets out practical takeaways.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 04 February 2016 | Practice Area: Taxation

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Europe’s new market abuse rules for issuers of debt securities: what you need to know

The Market Abuse Regulation is set to impose new obligations for issuers of debt securities traded on multilateral trading facilities in EU member states. Most of the rules will take effect as of 3 July this year - this Latham & Watkins briefing sets out the key considerations.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 03 February 2016 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

A guide to corporate political activity in the US

US companies and foreign companies with US operations increasingly need to engage in the US political and electoral process to remain competitive. Corporate political activities, however, are highly regulated - this guide is designed to help companies understand these issues and comply with the law.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 03 February 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

Three reasons behind the growth of Singapore as an asset management hub

The funds and asset management sector is big business for Singapore, which is now increasingly mentioned alongside London, New York and Hong Kong as one of the world’s key financial centres. This briefing takes a high level look at the key reasons behind Singapore’s rise as an asset management hub...view abstract

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 29 January 2016 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

AIM companies to be caught by new Market Abuse Regulation: start preparing now

While the Market Abuse Regulation does not come into force until 3 July this year, AIM companies need to start preparing now in anticipation of the changes which it will be bringing in, with a view to updating their internal procedures and requirements.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 29 January 2016 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

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