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The Abu Dhabi Global Market, Abu Dhabi's new financial free zone, has issued a first wave of draft regulations and related consultation papers, with the general approach following the English law model very closely. In this briefing, Latham & Watkins looks at the draft regulations in detail.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 27 January 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration
Last June, the FCA published proposed changes to the bulk of the Client Assets module of the FCA Handbook of Rules and Guidance (CASS), and from 1 June this year, FCA authorised firms will need to comply. In this briefing, Eversheds sets out 15 key points to consider, and the next steps to take.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 22 January 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting
2015 will undoubtedly herald significant changes to UK law. Staying on top of developments is a substantial challenge, as is the importance of preparing for the impact of anticipated developments. This Herbert Smith Freehills guide identifies the trends and issues set to be on the agenda this year.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 19 January 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
A surge in CEO confidence, underpinning a wide range of transformational strategic deals, turned 2014 into the strongest year for transactions since the financial crisis and, as Allen & Overy's latest survey of global M&A trends shows, optimism abounds.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 19 January 2015 | Practice Area: Management Buyins and Buyouts
As Australian regulators continue to investigate the conduct of financial institutions in relation to foreign exchange currency markets, lessons can be learned from the investigations and prosecutions of financial institutions for similar conduct in the UK and US, as this DLA briefing explains.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 19 January 2015 | Practice Area: Retail Banking
Late last year, the FCA published the results of its thematic review of complaint handling, and a consultation paper on improving complaint handling. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at the key issues and explains why firms should re-evaluate their procedures in the light of the review's findings.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 16 January 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
Where fraud is suspected and evidence of dissipation of assets is available, a UK freezing order can be a valuable tool in the claimant's litigation armoury, both in relation to domestic and in support of foreign proceedings, as Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co reports.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 14 January 2015 | Practice Area: Retail Banking
The European Banking Authority has issued its report on securitisation risk retention, due diligence and disclosure. The report generally confirms EU risk retention rules, but fails to provide guidance regarding originator special purpose entities. Latham looks at the report's key conclusions.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 12 January 2015 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
This briefing looks at the key points to emerge from Mourant Ozannes and South Square Chambers' litigation forum last year, which focused on three areas of interest for international insolvency practitioners, covering clawback claims, insolvency of international banks and offshore litigation trends.
Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 07 January 2015 | Practice Area: General Financial Services
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: E-Commerce
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