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Three commercial impacts of MiFID II on alternative investment managers

Published on 14 December 2017. By James Kaufmann, Legal Director

MiFID II will be effective from 3 January 2018 and will have a wide ranging effect on the financial sector generally and alternative investment managers in particular.

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9 Ladies Dancing: The Mayor of London protects the night-time economy

Published on 13 December 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

The Mayor of London published supplementary planning guidance last month, aiming to protect and enhance cultural venues across the capital and promote the night-time economy, and the draft revised London Plan could put this on a policy footing.

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Financial litigation roundup winter 2017

Published on 13 December 2017. By Tom Hibbert, Partner and David Smyth, Senior Partner, Hong Kong

Welcome to the latest edition of our Financial Litigation roundup, where we share our insights into recent judgments and ongoing cases as well as new regulatory developments from the banking and financial world in the UK and Asia.

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8 Maids A-Milking: Milking the Consumer during the Festive Period

Published on 12 December 2017. By Johanna Hall, Senior Associate

This article explores what's going on in the retail industry to draw in shoppers at this crucial time of year.

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FIDIC Rainbow Suite: Second Editions unveiled

Published on 12 December 2017. By Christina Cheriyan, Associate and Sarah Newby, Trainee Solicitor

18 years after the publication of the original editions, FIDIC released its Second Edition Red (Construction), Yellow (Plant and Design Build) and Silver Books (EPC / Turnkey Projects) at the FIDIC Users' Conference in London last week. The philosophy behind the revised contracts is greater clarity and transparency with an emphasis on avoiding disputes and quickly resolving them when they do arise. We highlight some of the key changes within this note.

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Key legal pitfalls of starting up: Protect your confidential information

Published on 11 December 2017. By Charles Buckworth, Senior Associate

Good commercial practice and robust contractual agreements are essential to safeguard confidential information.

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7 Swans-a-Swimming: new regulations are there to protect them

Published on 11 December 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

It's day seven of our festive blog series: The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 have come into effect. What do they say for the likes of our swimming swans?

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Barclays Wealth Trustees - normal meaning to apply to 'settlement' for IHT purposes

Published on 11 December 2017. By Robert Waterson, Legal Director

In Barclays Wealth Trustees (Jersey) Ltd and Michael Dreelan v HMRC [2017] EWCA Civ 1512, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that inheritance tax will not apply in circumstances where a transfer between excluded property settlements takes place after a settlor becomes domiciled in the UK.

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Press and Media

Post-crisis low in individuals banned from financial services by FCA

11 December 2017

The FCA’s tough approach to individual responsibility is paying off

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When will pleading "special circumstances" permit collateral use?

Published on 08 December 2017. By Joe Cresswell, Associate and Geraldine Elliott, Partner

Having taken a strict approach when considering what constituted "collateral use" in Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton UK LLP, the Commercial Court has moved quickly to clarify the test for "special circumstances" in applications for permission to use previously disclosed documents in The Libyan Investment Authority v Société Générale SA and others.

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