Commercial and Retail Banking
HM Treasury is set to undertake a review of the enforcement decision-making processes for the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. In this briefing, A&O looks at the scope of the review, the next steps, and the questions set out in the Treasury's call for evidence.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 21 May 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
The Cayman Islands legislature has approved a major overhaul of the jurisdiction’s Exempted Limited Partnership Law, enhancing and clarifying the law in a number of areas to promote the continued popularity of exempted limited partnerships. Carey Olsen looks at the principal changes.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 20 May 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This quarterly round-up from DLA Piper is designed to keep you up to date with the latest news and legal developments in banking disputes, covering key cases and recent developments affecting the banking and financial industry, as well as a look at the prospects for the months ahead.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 19 May 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
In yet another high-profile case regarding break clauses, the Court of Appeal in Marks and Spencer v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) has overturned a decision from High Court - a judgment which will be music to landlords' ears, as Bond Dickinson reports.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 15 May 2014 | Practice Area: Landlord and Tenant
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has decided that the UK’s legal claim in relation to the financial transaction tax was admissible, but premature. However, the CJEU’s rejection of the case is by no means a loss for the UK, as this Allen & Overy briefing explains.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 12 May 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
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
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