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Commercial and Retail Banking

Competition, consumer credit and ensuring clarity when drafting conditions to completion

This Macfarlanes update rounds up recent developments of relevance to M&A lawyers, including a High Court case which acts as useful reminder of the care required when drafting conditions to completion, as well as an assessment of the impact of the new consumer credit and competition regimes.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 02 April 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

The 16-year laptop credit dispute - Supreme Court confirms 1998 agreement was validly rescinded

After a 16-year legal battle which centred around a credit agreement for the purchase of a laptop, the Supreme Court has ruled that the customer, Richard Durkin, did in fact validly rescind the agreement. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the implications for the decision.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 April 2014 | Practice Area: Consumer Credit

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An Allen & Overy guide to the 2014 Budget

In this briefing, Allen & Overy presents an overview of the key points in this year's Budget, covering a range of topics including financial institutions, general corporate, anti-avoidance, international, real estate, personal tax, pensions, oild and gas and VAT.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 02 April 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation

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Standing out from the crowd - a detailed look at the FCA's final rules on crowdfunding regulation

On 6 March, the Financial Conduct Authority published a policy statement outlining its final rules on the regulation of crowdfunding. With the new rules set to come into force on 1 April this year, Nabarro takes a detailed look at the new requirements and sets out what the next steps will be.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 31 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Crowdfunding, debentures and the case of the impecunious viola owner - finance monthly

This finance briefing from Travers Smith offers an overview of recent market trends and developments in the sector, including plans for the regulation of crowdfunding, a spotlight on the Pledge as a security device, and a recent case which focused on the definition of the term "debenture".

Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 28 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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The meaning of 'commercially reasonable manner' - new judicial guidance

In over-the-counter financial instruments, phrases such as 'commercially reasonable manner' are often employed, but a universally applicable definition or test of what the term means is not available. However, a recent Court of Appeal decision provides some useful guidance, as Macfarlanes reports.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 27 March 2014 | Practice Area: Derivatives

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UK Budget 2014: corporate, finance and real estate tax highlights

In this briefing, DLA Piper summarises the key items of interest in this year's Budget relating to businesses, corporate and finance taxation and real estate tax. Subjects covered include business incentives, enterprise zones, anti-avoidance, bank levies and loan relationships.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 March 2014 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax

Another FCA fine for anti-money laundering failures - the lessons for asset managers

In the wake of Standard Bank's £7.6m FCA fine for anti-money laundering failings, it is imperative that firms review their procedures to ensure best practice. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at the Standard Bank case and why it matters to asset managers and sets out best practice guidance.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 27 March 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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Doing business in Saudi Arabia - a guide to to the key considerations

This Baker & McKenzie handbook is a general guide for companies operating in or considering investment into Saudi Arabia. It is intended to present an overview of the key aspects of the Saudi Arabian legal system and regulation of business activities in this country.

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 26 March 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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A reminder that FCA guidance is not binding on the regulator - M&A weekly update

Macfarlanes' M&A weekly update is a short, one-page update on key developments of relevance to M&A lawyers. This week's briefing focuses on a recent High Court case which highlights the risk in deriving comfort from FCA guidance and the importance of reviewing the underlying legislation.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 26 March 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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