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Charity and philanthropy update - tax avoidance, social investment and political activity

In this briefing, Macfarlanes looks at a number of important issues of interest to charities and philanthropists, including recent developments in relation to tax avoidance, the introduction of tax reliefs for social investment, and questions concerning political activity by charities.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 19 September 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation

An expanding market - the appeal of UCITS for alternative investment managers

The market for UCITS is expanding rapidly as investors seek an alternative model to access traditional hedge fund strategies. The tighter regulatory regime around UCITS may initially be a challenge, but there are significant potential benefits, as this Macfarlanes briefing explains.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 18 September 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

Accessing privileged information - what can the holder of a single share obtain?

This briefing looks at an interesting case involving Nottingham Forest, which illustrates that a holder of a single share in a listed company has a powerful right to obtain privileged information. Given current scrutiny of shareholder activism, it is crucial that companies are aware of such issues.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 17 September 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Entry requirements for ISDX Growth Market under review - M&A update

This weekly update from Macfarlanes looks at key developments of relevance to M&A lawyers, this week focusing on the ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange's announcement that it is reviewing the entry requirements and rulebook for the ISDX Growth Market.

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

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

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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

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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

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