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The employment law implications of international secondments - how to avoid being caught out

Many businesses operate across multiple jurisdictions, with employees dividing their time between various international offices, and it is vital for employers to consider the employment law implications to avoid being unwittingly caught out by local rules, as this Macfarlanes briefing explains.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 12 September 2014 | Practice Area: Immigration

Landlords to be required to carry out tenant immigration checks - real estate legal update

In this briefing, Macfarlanes looks at the implications of the Immigration Act 2014, which, as of October this year, will impose new requirements for landlords of residential properties to ensure that tenants have a “right to rent” before granting a tenancy.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 11 September 2014 | Practice Area: Landlord and Tenant

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Bribes or secret commissions received by an agent are held on trust for the principal

This weekly update from Macfarlanes looks at key developments of relevance to M&A lawyers. This week's briefing focuses on an important Supreme Court decision which has clarified that bribes or secret commissions held by an agent are held on trust by the agent for its principal.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 10 September 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Implementation of the new 2014 ISDA Credit Derivative Definitions

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

Comply or explain - regulatory changes for defined benefit, defined contribution and those inbetween

The Pensions Regulator's new Code of Practice on Scheme Funding came into force on 29 July. The code is not a statement of the law and is not binding, but trustees who are not complying with the code may be under pressure to show they are complying with statutory obligations, as Macfarlanes reports.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 08 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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The 'expectations gap' - FCA calls for examples of retrospective rules

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up news of interest for those in investment management, including the FCA's call for examples of the retrospective application of regulatory rules, which has come as part of an effort to clarify the regulatory landscape and foster innovation in financial services.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 05 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

The new ISDA Credit Derivative Definitions - an analysis of the changes and what to do now

The legal terms for the trading of credit default swaps are being overhauled with the issue of the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivative Definitions, which incorporate a number of changes to the current terms commonly used for credit derivatives. Macfarlanes sets out the details of the changes.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 28 August 2014 | Practice Area: Derivatives

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Confidentiality provisions and directors’ duties to avoid conflicts of interest

This weekly update from Macfarlanes looks at key developments of relevance to M&A lawyers. This week's briefing focuses on a case which serves as an interesting example of the willingness of a court to imply authorisation of a conflict of interest under section 175 of the Companies Act 2006.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 27 August 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Contractual terms as condition precedents - the importance of very clear wording

This weekly update rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers and assesses their impact. This briefing focuses on two Court of Appeal cases, which centred around notice provisions and the test for determining the location of a company’s central administration respectively.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 19 August 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Investment management - a round-up of the latest legal developments

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up recent developments of interest for those working in investment management, including the FCA's thematic review on best execution and Payment for Order Flow, and important information for managers or trustees of exempt unauthorised unit trusts.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 15 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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