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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

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

The Immigration Act 2014 - implications for residential tenancies

The controversial Immigration Act will make fundamental changes to the treatment of migrants in the UK, including prohibiting landlords from renting residential accommodation privately to certain migrants. Macfarlanes takes a closer look at the key details and sizes up the implications.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 14 August 2014 | Practice Area: Landlord and Tenant

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Transparency in private equity and the FCA's Primary Market Bulletin - M&A weekly update

This weekly update from Macfarlanes rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers and assesses their impact. This briefing looks at the FCA's latest edition of its Primary Market Bulletin, as well as proposed amendments to the Guidelines for Disclosure and Transparency in Private Equity.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 12 August 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

Design-a-store - can the design of the layout of a retail store be registered as a trade mark?

Macfarlanes reports on tech giant Apple's application in Germany to register “the distinctive design and layout of a retail store” as a trade mark, a case of interest to retailers who place branding significance on the design and layout of their selling spaces, particularly their flagship stores...view abstract

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 06 August 2014 | Practice Area: Trademarks

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Audit changes and share capital guidelines- M&A weekly update

This weekly update from Macfarlanes rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers and assesses their impact. This briefing looks at the latest moves towards the shakeup of statutory audit services, and new guidance from the Investment Management Association on share capital management.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 05 August 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Investment management - news round-up

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up recent developments of interest for those in the investment management sector, covering subjects such as the latest on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, calculation of counterparty risk and the Market Abuse Regulation.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 04 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

When is a director of a holding company likely to be considered a shadow director of a subsidiary?

Macfarlanes rounds up news of relevance for M&A lawyers, this week looking at a case which deals with the question of when a person may be considered a de facto or shadow director, as well as guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on avoiding discrimination when appointing directors.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 30 July 2014 | Practice Area: Directors

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