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Sep 15, 2014

Scotland: Legal Issues on Proposed Independence

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On 18 September 2014, the referendum on Scottish independence will take place. Opinion polls suggest that the outcome is too close to call. This note highlights various legal issues related to the referendum and Scottish independence, in particular those related to the location and status of financial institutions, membership of the European Union, possible structures for a new currency and the national debt. Issues connected with credit default derivatives are addressed in a separate client note.

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Authors and Contributors

Barnabas Reynolds

Partner

Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory

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+44 20 7655 5528

London

Thomas Donegan

Partner

Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory

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+44 20 7655 5566

London

James Duncan

Partner

Finance

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+44 20 7655 5757

London

Patrick Clancy

Partner

Finance

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+44 20 7655 5878

London

Azam Aziz

Partner

Derivatives & Structured Products

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+1 212 848 8154

New York

Nicholas Buckworth

Partner

Project Development & Finance

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London

John Adams

Partner

Investment Funds

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+44 20 7655 5740

London

Ellerina Teo

Senior Associate

Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory

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+44 20 7655 5070

London

Oliver Linch

Senior Associate

Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory

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+44 20 7655 5715

London