Commercial and Retail Banking
On 1 May, the FCA announced changes to Listing Rule 5, which come into force on 16 May. The changes affect premium listed companies with a controlling shareholder — meaning a shareholder who, together with their concert parties, controls 30% or more of the company’s voting rights, as Latham reports...view abstract
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 May 2014 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities
Macfarlanes rounds up news of particular interest for M&A lawyers, including: a recent decision which acts as a salient reminder of the benefit of clear drafting; changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code; and new regulatory technical standards for the publication of supplementary prospectuses.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 07 May 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
In this briefing, Mourant Ozannes looks at the amendments to the Jersey Financial Services Commission's Codes of Practice for all regulatory sectors, which are due to come into effect on 1 July, the new Proceeds of Crime and Terrorism Law, and the Moneyval progress report published this January.
Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 30 April 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
In a recent case, the court held that a contractual notice sent by email did not comply with the requirements of the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement and was therefore invalid. The ruling provides a warning as to the importance of identifying the mandatory requirements which apply to a contractual notice.
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 28 April 2014 | Practice Area: Derivatives
Much business in the global swaps and OTC derivatives markets is transacted subject to the standard form 1992 ISDA Master Agreement, rather than the newer 2002 edition - but the problem is that the 1992 version pre-dates the dawn of email. Macfarlanes reports on a case which tackled this issue.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 25 April 2014 | Practice Area: Derivatives
This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up recent developments of interest for those in the investment management sector, including the FCA's publication of its risk outlook for the year, new data on complaints against financial services firms, and a look at what's top of the European Parliament agenda.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 24 April 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
In this briefing, Mourant Ozannes looks at the Guernsey Court of Appeal's ruling in the case of HMP v King, a decision which demonstrates the strength of the public policy considerations applied by Guernsey courts in support of criminal proceedings in other jurisdictions.
Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 23 April 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
This guide has been put together for organisations operating in or considering investment in Kazakhstan, the second largest republic of the former Soviet Union and the ninth largest country in the world by area. It offers an overview of the key aspects of the legal system and business regulation.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 22 April 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
In this briefing, A&O summarises some of the key Asia-Pacific, European, US and tax developments that will impact asset managers, looking at the policy behind each, timelines for implementation, business models in scope and the potential impact on business.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 17 April 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Two recent cases demonstrate the dangers of assuming that, because litigation is 'in the air', a party will be able to rely on litigation privilege. In this briefing, Macfarlanes looks at these cases in the context of the requirements to be met for a successful claim to litigation privilege.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 17 April 2014 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
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