Commercial and Retail Banking
This Macfarlanes update rounds up recent developments of relevance to M&A lawyers, including a High Court case which acts as useful reminder of the care required when drafting conditions to completion, as well as an assessment of the impact of the new consumer credit and competition regimes.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 02 April 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
After a 16-year legal battle which centred around a credit agreement for the purchase of a laptop, the Supreme Court has ruled that the customer, Richard Durkin, did in fact validly rescind the agreement. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the implications for the decision.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 April 2014 | Practice Area: Consumer Credit
In this briefing, Allen & Overy presents an overview of the key points in this year's Budget, covering a range of topics including financial institutions, general corporate, anti-avoidance, international, real estate, personal tax, pensions, oild and gas and VAT.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 02 April 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
On 6 March, the Financial Conduct Authority published a policy statement outlining its final rules on the regulation of crowdfunding. With the new rules set to come into force on 1 April this year, Nabarro takes a detailed look at the new requirements and sets out what the next steps will be.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 31 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This finance briefing from Travers Smith offers an overview of recent market trends and developments in the sector, including plans for the regulation of crowdfunding, a spotlight on the Pledge as a security device, and a recent case which focused on the definition of the term "debenture".
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 28 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
In over-the-counter financial instruments, phrases such as 'commercially reasonable manner' are often employed, but a universally applicable definition or test of what the term means is not available. However, a recent Court of Appeal decision provides some useful guidance, as Macfarlanes reports.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 27 March 2014 | Practice Area: Derivatives
In this briefing, DLA Piper summarises the key items of interest in this year's Budget relating to businesses, corporate and finance taxation and real estate tax. Subjects covered include business incentives, enterprise zones, anti-avoidance, bank levies and loan relationships.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 March 2014 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax
In the wake of Standard Bank's £7.6m FCA fine for anti-money laundering failings, it is imperative that firms review their procedures to ensure best practice. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at the Standard Bank case and why it matters to asset managers and sets out best practice guidance.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 27 March 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
This Baker & McKenzie handbook is a general guide for companies operating in or considering investment into Saudi Arabia. It is intended to present an overview of the key aspects of the Saudi Arabian legal system and regulation of business activities in this country.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 26 March 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
Macfarlanes' M&A weekly update is a short, one-page update on key developments of relevance to M&A lawyers. This week's briefing focuses on a recent High Court case which highlights the risk in deriving comfort from FCA guidance and the importance of reviewing the underlying legislation.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 26 March 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
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