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The Panama effect: UK Government accelerates proposals to criminalise failure to prevent tax evasion

Following the Panama Papers revelations, the UK Government has accelerated plans to enact new offences for failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion, which are likely to have far-reaching consequences for clients and their advisers. This briefing sets out ten top issues to consider.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 27 April 2016 | Practice Area: Taxation

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Real estate investment in Africa: the struggle between perception and reality

From a property investment perspective, Africa presents both positives and negatives. Real estate markets across the continent have seen marked improvements in recent years, with growing interest from a range of investor types. This report highlights key investment opportunities and challenges.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 26 April 2016 | Practice Area: Property Finance

The individual consequences of corporate misconduct: 2,825 execs surveyed on the key concerns for directors

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly focusing on individual misconduct when investigating bribery and corruption. For this report, EY interviewed 2,825 executives, including heads of legal, to identify the trends and issues about which boards of directors should be aware.

Law Firm: EY | Published: 26 April 2016 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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Is your investment collective? The Supreme Court determines what to look at and when to look at it

Last week the Supreme Court handed down a judgment focusing on the definition of a collective investment scheme. The operation of an unauthorised collective investment scheme is a criminal offence, and this ruling is extremely helpful in setting the statutory provisions in context.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 26 April 2016 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

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Beyond borders: the future of dealmaking

This global cross-border M&A report, carried out in association with FT Remark, canvasses the opinions of 700 senior executives at major businesses around the globe on their experiences of cross-border M&A and their views on the outlook for M&A activity over the next three years.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 21 April 2016 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

Tough exams for investments in the education sector: the key issues for private equity

The growth of private spending on education presents an opportunity for private equity, both in direct education providers - businesses that 'teach' students - and for service providers such as technology providers. This briefing looks at some of the key issues for potential investors in education.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 21 April 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate

Lessons from the first s7 UK Bribery Act case

Sweett Group has been ordered to pay £2.25m in penalties after pleading guilty to a failure to prevent bribery. The first successful conviction under s7 of the Bribery Act 2010 contains useful guidance on interpretation, fining and is (at points) a case study on how not to deal with the SFO.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 21 April 2016 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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European Commission proposes public country-by-country reporting: key takeaways

The EC has published a proposed amendment to the existing EU Accounting Directive that, if adopted, would introduce a form of public country-by-country reporting for qualifying companies in the EU, with qualifying companies set to be required to publicly disclose specific tax-related information.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 20 April 2016 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

Using Dubai as a hub for channelling investment into Africa

This report, from Legal Week Intelligence and Hogan Lovells, looks at the key issues around Middle East investment into Africa, including deal flows, raising capital, alternative funding sources, and the most pressing risks and challenges.

Law Firm: Hogan Lovells | Published: 20 April 2016 | Practice Area: Venture Capital

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Brexit and derivatives: the potential legal implications

The UK is important for the global derivatives markets, and London is arguably the leading financial centre for over-the-counter derivatives activity both in the EU and globally. This article aims to highlight some of the areas in which Brexit may impact the derivatives markets.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 20 April 2016 | Practice Area: Derivatives

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