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Avoiding another Lehman: 18 major banks agree waiting period before derivatives termination

Eighteen major banks have agreed to sign ISDA's Resolution Stay Protocol, which has been developed to tackle future Lehman-style crises by imposing a waiting period before the termination of derivatives positions should another of the signatories be subject to an insolvency resolution action.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 16 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Investment management: this week's key headlines

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up recent developments of interest for those working in investment management, including the news that the FCA is creating a Fund Authorisation and Supervision Team, and new guidelines from the Investment Management Association for authorised fund managers.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 13 October 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

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Unfair prejudice, share valuation and Listing Rules changes - M&A update

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including a recent case in which the Companies Court granted a petition for unfair prejudice after tackling questions around the appropriate date of valuation of shares.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 09 October 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Dealing commission and best execution: action points for portfolio managers

Once again, the regulatory spotlight is on the use of dealing commission and the best execution obligation, both tenets of the regulatory obligations to act in clients’ best interests, treat customers fairly and avoid conflicts of interest; and on the FCA’s radar under its new competition objective...view abstract

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 08 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

EMIR alert: clearing obligations for interest rate swaps

The ESMA has published its final draft regulatory technical standards for the central clearing of interest rate swaps (IRS). They require four classes of IRS to be subject to central clearing and set out the implementation schedule for market participants for whom central clearing will be mandatory.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 07 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Innovation, regulation and corporate governance - investment management update

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up recent developments of interest for those working in investment management, including feedback on the FCA's push to foster innovation in the financial services sector and the G20's report on principles to promote long-term investment by institutional investors.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 06 October 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

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A court can only give a provision commercial common sense if original wording is ambiguous

Macfarlanes rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including a recent case that emphasises that a court, applying normal contractual principles when interpreting constitutional documents, can only give the provision commercial common sense if the original wording is ambiguous.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 01 October 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Copy that: the new copyright regulations on quotations, parodies and personal use

On 1 October, two new regulations will come into force that amend the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CPDA) by adding further exceptions to the current copyright regime. These hanges reflect the need for the CPDA to keep up with the times and embrace the digital age, as Macfarlanes explains.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 25 September 2014 | Practice Area: Copyright

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Immigration cap approaching limit - the impact for employers

The immigration cap, which applies to non-EEA nationals coming from overseas who are being sponsored to work in the UK, is now regularly approaching (and has even exceeded) its monthly limit. In this briefing, Macfarlanes explains why employers should be reviewing their recruitment processes.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 24 September 2014 | Practice Area: Immigration

Difficulties in determining completion accounts - the application of accounting principles

Macfarlanes rounds up key recent news for M&A lawyers, including a case which draws attention to the difficulties in determining completion accounts, proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code, and a new Takeover Panel consultation on post-offer undertakings and intention statements.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 22 September 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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