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In this briefing, Macfarlanes looks at a number of important issues of interest to charities and philanthropists, including recent developments in relation to tax avoidance, the introduction of tax reliefs for social investment, and questions concerning political activity by charities.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 19 September 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
The 'no' vote in the Scottish independence referendum removes some uncertainty from Scotland's political and economic landscape, but the narrow margin of the vote and the resulting political fallout will have implications for property occupiers, developers and investors, as Eversheds reports.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 19 September 2014 | Practice Area: Central Government
The EU has adopted new sanctions against Russia. The new measures include further restrictions on goods, technology, oil projects and access to capital markets. They also introduce a new prohibition on certain types of loans and credit. In this briefing, Baker & McKenzie sets out the main changes.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 19 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
With opinion polls finely balanced, there is huge focus on the implications of both possible outcomes of the Scottish independence referendum, and businesses will face uncertainty regardless of the result. A&O looks at the key issues that all organisations doing business in Scotland should consider.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 September 2014 | Practice Area: Central Government
The EU last week published further sanctions against Russia, following agreement between the EU and the US that additional measures were required to respond to, what the EU and US view as, Russia’s continued efforts to destabilise the Ukraine. Eversheds looks at the details.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 16 September 2014 | Practice Area: Cross Border
A new regulation establishing a European Account Preservation Order came into force this July, and will be applied by participating Member State courts from 18 January 2017. This represents a new tool in a claimant's armoury, allowing it to secure monies in a defendant's bank accounts across Europe.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 16 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
The UK Bribery Act, which came into force in July 2011, introduced a new corporate offence of failure to prevent bribery - a game-changer for businesses operating in higher risk markets in Asia. This Pinsent Masons briefing offers a compliance spot-check for your Asia operations.
Law Firm: Pinsent Masons | Published: 16 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Guernsey has published regulations to implement and enable the administration and enforcement under Guernsey domestic law of the intergovernmental agreements entered into with the UK and the US. The regulations will be of direct interest to financial institutions that are resident in Guernsey.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 16 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This A&O guide takes a concise look at the most relevant tax considerations for inbound acquisitions in key jurisdictions around the world. For each, the guide outlines the respective transaction taxes and sets out key points to help you structure inbound acquisitions in the most tax-efficient way.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 15 September 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
On 1 September the Australian Government announced additional autonomous sanctions relating to Russia (in coordination with sanctions being imposed in the US, Canada and Europe). A total of 113 Russian and Ukraine individuals and 32 entities are affected, as Baker & McKenzie explains.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 12 September 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
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