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  • Welcome to Legal Shorts, a short briefing on some of the week’s developments in the financial services industry.

    Welcome to Legal Shorts, a short briefing on some of the week’s developments in the financial services industry.

    Published: 17 Mar 2017

    Welcome to Legal Shorts, a short briefing on some of the week’s developments in the financial services industry. If you would like to discuss any of the points we raise below, please contact me or one of our other lawyers.  Claire Cummings 020 7585 1406 claire.cummings@cummingslaw.com www.cummingslaw.com ________________________________________ FCA updates Connect webpage on MiFID ...

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  • Published: 13 Mar 2017

    Welcome to EQUITY ISSUES, a short note on a relevant issue in the private equity and venture capital industry. If you would like to discuss any of the points we raise below, please contact me or one of our other lawyers.  Claire Cummings 020 7585 1406 claire.cummings@cummingslaw.com www.cummingslaw.com ________________________________________ EQUITY ISSUES Private Equity Reportin...

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  • Equity Issues 13.03.17 - Private Equity Reporting Group updates guidance on good practice reporting

    Equity Issues 13.03.17 - Private Equity Reporting Group updates guidance on good practice reporting

    Published: 13 Mar 2017

    Welcome to EQUITY ISSUES, a short note on a relevant issue in the private equity and venture capital industry. If you would like to discuss any of the points we raise below, please contact me or one of our other lawyers.  Claire Cummings 020 7585 1406 claire.cummings@cummingslaw.com www.cummingslaw.com ________________________________________ EQUITY ISSUES Private Equity Reportin...

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  • Legal Shorts 03.03.17 including Spring Budget 2017 and FCA concerns regarding best execution

    Legal Shorts 03.03.17 including Spring Budget 2017 and FCA concerns regarding best execution

    Published: 10 Mar 2017

    Welcome to Legal Shorts, a short briefing on some of the week’s developments in the financial services industry. If you would like to discuss any of the points we raise below, please contact me or one of our other lawyers.  Claire Cummings 020 7585 1406 claire.cummings@cummingslaw.com www.cummingslaw.com  ________________________________________ Spring Budget 2017 The Chance...

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  • Equity Issues 06.03.17 - Financial Reporting Council to review UK Corporate Governance Code

    Equity Issues 06.03.17 - Financial Reporting Council to review UK Corporate Governance Code

    Published: 06 Mar 2017

    EQUITY ISSUES Financial Reporting Council to review UK Corporate Governance Code The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced plans for a fundamental review of the UK Corporate Governance Code. The review will take account of work done by the FRC on corporate culture and succession planning and the issues raised in the government’s Green Paper and the BEIS Select Committee inquiry, pub...

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  • UK authorised investment funds

    UK authorised investment funds

    Published: 01 Mar 2017

    Welcome to Legal Long, a briefing on a relevant issue in the financial services industry. If you would like to discuss any of the points we raise below, please contact me or one of our other lawyers.  Claire Cummings 020 7585 1406 claire.cummings@cummingslaw.com www.cummingslaw.com ________________________________________ UK authorised investment funds Introduction There are cu...

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  • Companies Act 2006 requirements for record keeping

    Companies Act 2006 requirements for record keeping

    Published: 24 Feb 2017

    “Company records” are defined in the Companies Act 2006 (the “CA 2006”) as any register, index, accounting records, agreement, memorandum, minutes or other document required by the legislation (which include the CA 2006 and the those provisions of the Companies Act 1985 (the “CA 1985” which remain in force) to be kept by a company, and any register of its debenture holders. Legislation allows co...

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  • EMIR: Variation Margin Requirements for Uncleared OTC Derivatives

    EMIR: Variation Margin Requirements for Uncleared OTC Derivatives

    Published: 24 Feb 2017

    The exchange of collateral for Variation Margin Introduction The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (“EMIR”) is part of the European Union’s response to the G20 commitment to mitigate the perceived risks in the OTC derivatives market which were exposed by the financial crisis of 2007/8. One to the key elements of EMIR is the requirement to reduce the risks involved in trading derivati...

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