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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: Advertising and Marketing
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: Mergers & Acquisitions
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: Enforcement and Regulation
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: Regulation and Compliance
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: Enforcement and Regulation
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: Mergers & Acquisitions
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: Enforcement and Regulation
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: Regulation and Enforcement
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: Retail Banking
The Supreme Court has delivered its long awaited judgment in Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd & Another, which has potentially far reaching implications for lenders. In this briefing, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co discusses the central issues.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 19 November 2014 | Practice Area: Consumer Credit
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