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The legal terms for the trading of credit default swaps are being overhauled with the issue of the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivative Definitions. Macfarlanes looks at some of the events driving the changes, the key changes brought in by the new definitions, and what those affected should do now.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 09 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Six years after the height of the financial crisis, managing regulatory risk remains the main preoccupation of banks – and it’s set to stay that way for some time. There has been an avalanche of new regulation already, and there is more to come, as this Allen & Overy briefing explains.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 09 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
The long-planned Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community, which is expected to be in place by the end of 2015, is aiming to substantially liberalise the ASEAN financial services sector. In this briefing, DLA Piper looks at the key characteristics and goals of the AEC.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 02 September 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
In the closely watched case of JSC Bank v Ablyazov, the High Court has held that certain communications between client and lawyers during the course of proceedings were not protected by litigation privilege, as the fraud/iniquity exception applied. Herbert Smith Freehills reports.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 01 September 2014 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
The Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority has published for consultation its draft rules on opening up the Kingdom's capital markets to foreign investment. Latham & Watkins analyses the draft rules and assesses the significance of this development in the context of the region's capital markets.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 29 August 2014 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities
The Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme is the UK Government’s implementation of a requirement of the Energy Efficiency Directive regarding energy audits, and requires energy assessments to be carried out every four years for large businesses. Eversheds sets out the key points to be aware of.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 21 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Disclosure of environmental, human rights and social risks is moving from the glossy pages of voluntary reports into the hard-nosed realm of mandatory legal requirements. Bakers looks at developments in the EU, India and China which illustrate a growing trend toward compelling greater transparency.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 21 August 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
As the political upheaval in Ukraine escalates, the US has expanded sanctions targeting Russian and Ukrainian parties alleged to be involved. To assess their exposure, companies should examine their business ties to Russia and Ukraine - in this briefing, Baker looks at the latest developments.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 19 August 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
This March, the US imposed economic sanctions in response to Russian-led actions in Ukraine. Since then, in response to the deteriorating situation, sanctions have continued to escalate. For companies with business ties to Russia, this DLA briefing provides a recap of the current US sanctions.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 18 August 2014 | Practice Area: Cross Border
The Financial Conduct Authority has published a guidance consultation, 'Social media and customer communications', setting out its supervisory approach to financial promotions in social media, including its character-limited forms. In this briefing, Bond Dickinson sets out some of the key points.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 15 August 2014 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing
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