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Guarantees - are the courts relaxing their approach?

Over the years a trend has been seen for the courts in England to protect the guarantor. In this article, Shoosmiths takes a look at two recent cases in which the courts appear to have shifted to a more creditor-friendly approach, one of which involves celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 March 2015 | Practice Area: Professional Indemnity

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A more competitive lending landscape: European acquisition finance debt report 2015

This DLA Piper report presents detailed results of a survey of 300 debt providers, advisers, sponsors and corporates active in the European acquisition finance debt market, as well as extracts from interviews with a number of senior dealmakers.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 25 February 2015 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

A ‘stone wall’ penalty? A useful reminder of the application of the rule against penalty clauses

The recent High Court case of Edgeworth Capital (Luxembourg) v Ramblas Investments [2015] is a useful reminder of the application of the rule against penalty clauses. In this briefing, Bond Dickinson looks at the lessons to be learned from this case.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 25 February 2015 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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Top ten finance litigation and regulatory decisions of 2014

In this briefing, Allen & Overy summarises some of the most interesting banking litigation and regulatory decisions from 2014. The selection draws from a wide range of cases and developments that are of direct relevance to finance parties.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 19 February 2015 | Practice Area: Negligence

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Republic of Cyprus releases new banking decrees

On 16 February, the Republic of Cyprus issued new decrees regarding the relaxation of banking restrictions. The decrees are valid until 16 March 2015 - in this briefing, Harneys looks at the details.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 19 February 2015 | Practice Area: Cross Border

Centre of excellence: how Qatar is attracting more international business to its financial centre

The Qatar Financial Centre has broad appeal, with one of the most competitive tax environments in the world, a first-class legal system based on English common law, and a robust regulatory regime. This article looks at the moves beeing made to attract more international business to Qatar.

Law Firm: The QFC Authority | Published: 18 February 2015 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts

Rise of the machines: a deed does not need to be signed by a pen in order to be effective

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up key recent developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including an interesting case in which the court accepted that a deed could be effectively signed by a machine, indicating the growing potential for the use of electronic/digital signatures.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 11 February 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

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Serious Fraud Office on the offensive - client privilege at risk?

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) director David Green QC has alleged that companies are impeding SFO investigations by using the privilege of communication with lawyers to their benefit. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at the potential implications of this aggressive message to companies and lawyers.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 11 February 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

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Mid-market corporate finance - trends in 2014 and a look at the year ahead

2014 saw two competing trends - increased market optimism alongside increased regulation. This Shoosmiths article looks the key market trends in mid-market corporate finance, as well as developments in law and regulation which will continue to impact lenders in the year ahead.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 February 2015 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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Sanctions update: continuing implementation of US embargo of Crimea region

The US has issued new regulations that further define the scope of its embargo against the Crimea region. Although the EU has not imposed a comprehensive embargo, trade with and investment is severely curtailed and EU persons and businesses must ensure that any dealings comply with EU sanctions.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 06 February 2015 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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