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The government has published its response to the ‘Freedom and choice in pensions’ consultation. Individuals aged 55 or over will be able to access their entire DC pension flexibly.
Extension of the sanctions relief provided for in the Joint Plan of Action between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran
On 18 July 2014, the P5+1 (the US, the UK, Germany, France, Russia and China) agreed with Iran to extend their commitments under the Joint Plan of Action.
This year is expected to be a bumper year for pension risk transfer in the UK.
The OFAC has imposed a new set of ‘sectoral sanctions’ against two Russian energy firms and two Russian banks pursuant to Executive Order 13662.
The high number of companies eyeing acquisitions or ventures that will allow them to redomicile their business in the UK and Ireland is a major theme of this report.
The Court of Appeal has outlined the approach that should be taken by the court when a party seeks relief from a sanction that has been imposed for a failure to comply with any rule or court order.
Money purchase deconstructed: working with the new definition — a checklist for trustees and administrators
The definition of money purchase benefits is changing, as are the rules on how schemes are required to deal with any benefit that becomes classified as a ‘non-money purchase’.
Despite the progress that has been made towards launching the European unitary patent system and the Unified Patent Court, Spain continues to actively oppose the changes.
High Court allows application for permission to bring judicial review proceedings relating to the jurisdiction of the FOS
Sarah Hitchins considers the High Court’s decision to allow an application for permission to bring judicial review proceedings relating to the jurisdiction of the FOS.
A new act makes changes to the legal framework of occupational pensions for employees, self-employed individuals and self-employed company leaders.
Allen & Overy has commissioned independent research into how the delivery of legal services is changing around the world.
The New Blue Guide updates the ‘Guide to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and the Global Approach’ published in 2000.
The late, great Ken Wolstenholme, if asked about the House of Commons Treasury Committee Report on Private Finance 21, could well say the same for PF2.
Financial support directions are orders from the Pensions Regulator to other members of a corporate group to stand behind the obligations of a service company or under-resourced employer.
The latest amendments to the Tax Code represent another step towards developing pragmatic, professional and commercially oriented market relations in Russia.
Closed-end funds that satisfy prescribed criteria are now classified as collective investment schemes.
With fresh economic concerns denting confidence and an eruption of political protest in the Middle East and Latin America, it is hardly surprising that deal markets remain quiet.
Changing the balance of protection for non-professional investors — the SFC’s proposals with regard to client agreements
In October 2012, the SFC published a report that considered the appropriateness of the use of so-called ‘exclusion’ clauses in client investment agreements.
Last week, Apple was found by a court in the Southern District of New York to have engaged in a per se illegal horizontal price-fixing conspiracy with five of the six top national book publishers to raise the price of e-books.
A wind of change in Hungarian pharmaceutical regulations — a welcome breeze of fresh air or an unpleasant gale?
On 8 July 2013, a new Hungarian law entered into force affecting the pharmaceutical sector.