Banking and Finance
Macfarlanes rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including a case in which the Commercial Court considered claims by both the buyer and the seller for breach of warranty in a share sale and purchase agreement, and a new report on PE firms' conformity with the Walker Guidelines.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 19 December 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
The Autumn Statement set out plans for legislation to ensure guaranteed amounts received by individuals from fund management after 5 April 2015 were subject to income tax and NICs. The draft legislation has been issued for consultation, and its effects are wide-ranging, as this briefing explains.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 18 December 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
This Bakers briefing provides an update on the key legal, regulatory and market developments affecting UK and European structured capital markets transactions, including a feature on the European Central Bank's detailed eligibility criteria for the new ABS and covered bond purchase programmes.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 15 December 2014 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities
The US and Cyprus Governments have signed an intergovernmental agreement to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which aims to combat tax evasion by US taxpayers using foreign financial institutions to hold their assets. Harneys looks at the implications of FATCA for a Cyprus entity.
Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 12 December 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
The Court of Appeal recently considered whether a valid trust can be created over shares in a company which is incorporated in a jurisdiction which does not recognise trusts. The court was surprised to find that the questions which it had to answer had apparently never been fully addressed before.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 12 December 2014 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts
A new exemption from the requirements of Jersey's Financial Services Law has been introduced which will enable Jersey-regulated fund managers to service qualifying segregated managed accounts without further regulation in Jersey, while still benefiting from Jersey's 0% corporate income tax rate.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 11 December 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
Russia has amended its law on foreign investment in businesses of "strategic importance for national defence and security". In this briefing, Goltsblat BLP takes a closer look at the details of these changes.
Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 11 December 2014 | Practice Area: Cross Border
This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up key developments of interest for those in investment management, including the FCA's thematic review on conflicts of interest in relation to in-house investment products, and news of an agreement on the proposed regulation of European long-term investment funds.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 10 December 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Macfarlanes rounds up key recent developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including a High Court decision which is set to prompt companies to review the terms of their directors’ service contracts and letters of appointment, and the latest on market abuse 'sunset provisions'.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 08 December 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
A&O analyses this week's Autumn Statement, which saw financial institutions hit by a surprise proposal to limit the proportion of their profits which can be reduced by the carry forward of past losses, as well as the replacement of the 'slab' basis of stamp duty land tax with a 'slice' approach.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 04 December 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
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