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General counsel update: a summary of major developments in key areas

This Herbert Smith Freehills general counsel update aims to summarise major developments in key areas. The subjects are broken down into three main areas: developments of general interest, sector-specific developments and region-specific developments.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 06 March 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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FCA gains competition powers: what does this mean for financial institutions?

On 1 April 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority will acquire powers enabling it to enforce competition law alongside the UK’s primary competition law regulator, the Competition & Markets Authority. Macfarlanes explains what this will mean in practice for financial services institutions.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 05 March 2015 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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TripAdvisor's €500K fine - a risk for all social media?

TripAdvisor has been sanctioned by the Italian Competition Authority for misleading advertising claims relating to the truthfulness of the reviews published by users on their site. This case may trigger considerable risks for other social media and fashion blogs, as DLA Piper reports.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 11 February 2015 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

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Serious Fraud Office on the offensive - client privilege at risk?

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) director David Green QC has alleged that companies are impeding SFO investigations by using the privilege of communication with lawyers to their benefit. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at the potential implications of this aggressive message to companies and lawyers.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 11 February 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

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Real estate investments and merger control: the serious consequences of a misstep

The majority of real estate investments do not require merger control clearances, but dealmakers must be vigilant: if a compulsory merger control filing is missed, the non-filing party can be fined up to 10% of its global turnover. This briefing looks at how to spot deals impacted by merger control.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 06 February 2015 | Practice Area: Transfer of Undertakings

Lubricants, magazines and pork pies: UK merger control update

It has been a busy start to the year for the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) merger control teams, with the CMA identifying possible concerns arising from no less than four deals in January. In this briefing, Shoosmiths takes a look at the highlights from the month.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 February 2015 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

The €20m mistake – counting the cost of completing a merger before clearance

Failing to comply with the EU Merger Regulation's mandatory 'standstill' obligations can prove an expensive mistake – even if it is unintentional. Last year, the European Commission fined a Norwegian seafood company €20m for such a failure. So what went wrong, and are there lessons to be learned...view abstract

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 02 February 2015 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

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Optimism becomes reality: the trends behind 2014's M&A revival

A surge in CEO confidence, underpinning a wide range of transformational strategic deals, turned 2014 into the strongest year for transactions since the financial crisis and, as Allen & Overy's latest survey of global M&A trends shows, optimism abounds.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 19 January 2015 | Practice Area: Management Buyins and Buyouts

Preview 2015 - a schedule of anticipated legal developments for the year ahead

2015 will undoubtedly herald significant changes to UK law. Staying on top of developments is a substantial challenge, as is the importance of preparing for the impact of anticipated developments. This Herbert Smith Freehills guide identifies the trends and issues set to be on the agenda this year.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 19 January 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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Looking back: the key developments in English law in 2014

This Linklaters briefing summarises a selection of the major developments in English law during 2014, with links to further reading where available. Subjects covered include contractual interpretation, reform of the UK competition regime, and Google and the 'right to be forgotten'.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 09 January 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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