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Fieldfisher berät HANSAINVEST bei Partnerschaft mit ENOVA

Fieldfisher berät HANSAINVEST bei Partnerschaft mit ENOVA

By | 10 Oct 2017

Fieldfisher hat HANSAINVEST Real Assets GmbH umfassend rechtlich beraten hinsichtlich einer langfristigen strategischen Partnerschaft mit der ENOVA Energiesysteme GmbH & Co. KG im Bereich der Windenergie.

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The Wealth Finance Brief - September 2017

The Wealth Finance Brief - September 2017

By , , , and | 21 Sep 2017

In this quarter's edition of The Wealth Finance Brief, we focus on the art world and the long awaited proposals for reform of the security law following the announcement of the Goods Mortgages Bill.

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Banker's duty to inform customers inferred by voluntary adoption of Business Banking Code

Banker's duty to inform customers inferred by voluntary adoption of Business Banking Code

By , and | 07 Sep 2017

In October 2016 we reported on a case that apparently heralded a new approach by the courts to the traditional duty of care imposed on financial advisers when advising their clients (the "Bolam test"), placing more responsibility on a properly informed investor to accept the consequences of the investment risks they have voluntarily assumed (O'Hare v Coutts & Co [2016] EWHC 2224 (QB)).

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Points to watch when lending to Directors of Listed Companies

Points to watch when lending to Directors of Listed Companies

By and | 07 Sep 2017

Where a lender is contemplating taking security over the shares or debt instruments in a UK listed company from one of its directors (or other persons discharging managerial responsibilities in the issuer ("PDMRs")), it needs to be aware of certain provisions of the EU Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation 596/2014) ("MAR"). MAR came into force in July 2016 and, amongst other things, repealed and replaced the Model Code and provisions in the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the UK Listing Authority (the "DTRs") concerning dealings by PDMRs.

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Beneficial Ownership Register for Overseas Companies owning UK Property

Beneficial Ownership Register for Overseas Companies owning UK Property

By and | 07 Sep 2017

The government has signalled its intention to establish a register of beneficial ownership information for overseas legal entities (OLEs) that own or are purchasing UK property (or participating in UK government procurement). UK inward investors using offshore vehicles to own UK property should familiarise themselves with the proposals.

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FCA Guidance on Reviewing Part VII Insurance Business Transfers

28 Jul 2017

FCA Guidance on Reviewing Part VII Insurance Business Transfers : Lexis PSL published their interview with Nicholas Thompsell of Fieldfisher on 13.06.17

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Have you sorted out your EMIR Margin Rules Risk Management Policies & Procedures?

By , , and | 28 Jul 2017

With the rush earlier this year to fix legacy CSAs, the regulatory "forbearance" (which is generally assumed to last until 1 September to coincide with the deadline for phase 2 IM) and now MiFID II

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FCA signals death knell for LIBOR

FCA signals death knell for LIBOR

By and | 28 Jul 2017

On 27 July 2017, Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, announced that LIBOR should be phased out by the end of 2021. The announcement puts a sunset date on plans already under way, both in the UK and the US, for the long-standing benchmark to be replaced.

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Goods Mortgages Bill

Goods Mortgages Bill

By and | 28 Jul 2017

At last, despite all the disruption of Brexit, it look as though this parliament will shortly be passing a new Act to simplify the process of taking security over goods including motor vehicles.