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This briefing looks at the key points to emerge from Mourant Ozannes and South Square Chambers' litigation forum last year, which focused on three areas of interest for international insolvency practitioners, covering clawback claims, insolvency of international banks and offshore litigation trends.
Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 07 January 2015 | Practice Area: General Financial Services
For this report, Baker & McKenzie conducted a global survey to build a better picture of its clients' use of social media. The report looks at the types of business that are using social media, the key reasons for its use, and the ways in which organisations are tackling the associated risks.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 07 January 2015 | Practice Area: E-Commerce
In this Q&A, Latham & Watkins offers some key takeaways from last October's 'Megatrends in Mergers & Acquisitions' conference, including how market trends in the Middle East compare to the global M&A outlook and how changes in regulatory regimes may impact the future of the market.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 02 January 2015 | Practice Area: Merger Control
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: Collective Investment Schemes
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: Capital Markets and Debt Securities
The most eye-catching announcement in the Autumn Statement was the change to stamp duty land tax for residential property purchases, but there was plenty more to digest - this briefing looks at the key tax measures in detail, covering personal tax, business tax, property tax and personal allowances.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 09 December 2014 | Practice Area: Capital Gains
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: Company Administration
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: Gas
The topic of lone person working recently hit the headlines again, with convenience store retailer McColl's on the end of a significant financial penalty for failing to do enough to protect its employees from violent robberies. So what is the law in relation to lone working? Bond Dickinson reports.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 04 December 2014 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract
A client involved in a dispute will often request that a financial institution locate, preserve and provide access to its files, where those documents relate to a mandate or transaction undertaken on the client's behalf. Eversheds looks at the legal position and offers advice on minimising risk.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 November 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
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