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Directors' remuneration, consumer protection and custody of assets: investment management update

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up news of interest for those working in investment management, including the Investment Management Association's newly released Principles of Remuneration, and a speech by ESMA chair Steven Maijoor on the current and future protection of financial consumers.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 28 October 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

Venture capital, prospectuses and remuneration principles - M&A update

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up key developments for M&A lawyers, including the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association's relaunched standard form documents for early stage venture capital investments, and the Investment Management Association's revised Principles of Remuneration.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 27 October 2014 | Practice Area: Venture Capital

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You pays your money and you takes your choice - the settlement offer dilemma facing litigators

Making an offer to settle a dispute can be an effective tactic in litigation, as it puts pressure on the recipient of the offer. Broadly, there are two ways of making an offer - Part 36 and Calderbank. This briefing looks at a recent case which highlights the pros and cons of the two types of offer.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 24 October 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Corporate reporting - what can companies do better?

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including the FRC's annual report on company accounts - recommended reading for those involved in preparing company accounts - and an interesting case which focused on the exact construction of an indemnity.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 23 October 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

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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