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This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 24 August 2014

24-Aug-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The disaster of Ebola and its impact on international merchant shipping; we mark National Road Victim Month with a look at traffic safety legislation; and a dog days of August story… involving a monkey

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Out-of-office messages — I am on holiday… over and out download subscription

Gateley

Just what should you say when leaving an out-of-office message? Should it be funny, apologetic or just short and simple?

Lehman Brothers: Pensions Regulator settles for full buy-out cost download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The Pensions Regulator’s financial support direction case against various companies in the Lehman Brothers group has settled.

RPI to CPI: court allows switch for both past and future service download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

A recent case involving two Arcadia pension schemes shows the court allowing a switch from RPI to CPI, for both past and future service.

Protecting your market and goodwill; post-termination restrictions and stepping rights upheld download subscription

Eversheds 29-Aug-2014

In Carewatch Care Services v Focus Caring Service and Others, Mr Justice Henderson had to consider the enforceability of standard post-termination restrictions.

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RPI to CPI: court allows switch for both past and future service download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

A recent case involving two Arcadia pension schemes shows the court allowing a switch from RPI to CPI, for both past and future service.

Protecting your market and goodwill; post-termination restrictions and stepping rights upheld download subscription

Eversheds 29-Aug-2014

In Carewatch Care Services v Focus Caring Service and Others, Mr Justice Henderson had to consider the enforceability of standard post-termination restrictions.

MOL safety blitz results show many new businesses non-compliant with basic requirements download subscription

Dentons 29-Aug-2014

A recent MOL safety blitz has shown that many new small businesses violate basic legal requirements such as posting a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Read more Employment briefings

Is your website legal? download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

This briefing summarises some of the key information has to be disclosed by website operators.

Companies Bill 2012 download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 29-Aug-2014

The Companies Bill 2012, due to be enacted shortly, is one of the longest pieces of legislation ever to come before the Oireachtas.

Technology acquisitions round-up — Facebook acquires LiveRail; Apple acquires Beats Electronics; and more download subscription

Eversheds 29-Aug-2014

In this briefing, Eversheds sets out a choice pick of mergers and acquisitions from 2014 so far.

Read more Corporate briefings

Lehman Brothers: Pensions Regulator settles for full buy-out cost download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The Pensions Regulator’s financial support direction case against various companies in the Lehman Brothers group has settled.

Mexico’s energy reform provides significant opportunities in oil and gas exploration and production download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 29-Aug-2014

Mexico’s new energy legislation will completely restructure the Mexican energy sector, including both hydrocarbons and electricity.

Budget 2014: legislation published download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

Hot on the heels of the government’s response to consultation in July, we now have a draft Taxation of Pensions Bill.

Read more Banking / Finance briefings

Government plans to allow more development without planning permission download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The government wants to boost housing supply, revitalise the high street and make better use of existing buildings.

Time to conserve your energy? Minimum energy performance standards for commercially rented property download subscription

Gateley 29-Aug-2014

In July, DECC published its consultation paper on the proposed Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations (Non-Domestic).

Enforcing security over Guernsey real property download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 28-Aug-2014

In Guernsey, proceedings to enforce a general bond, judgment debt or other security registered against a property are known as ‘saisie proceedings’. 

Read more Real Estate briefings

Lehman Brothers: Pensions Regulator settles for full buy-out cost download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The Pensions Regulator’s financial support direction case against various companies in the Lehman Brothers group has settled.

Is your website legal? download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

This briefing summarises some of the key information has to be disclosed by website operators.

Companies Bill 2012 download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 29-Aug-2014

The Companies Bill 2012, due to be enacted shortly, is one of the longest pieces of legislation ever to come before the Oireachtas.

Read more Company / Commercial briefings

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Media / Entertainment / Sport

Technology acquisitions round-up — Facebook acquires LiveRail; Apple acquires Beats Electronics; and more download subscription

Eversheds 29-Aug-2014

In this briefing, Eversheds sets out a choice pick of mergers and acquisitions from 2014 so far.

Potential purchase of SoundCloud download subscription

Eversheds 29-Aug-2014

There have been numerous reports that SoundCloud is in discussions with the major record labels in relation to acquiring equity in the streaming music service provider.

Personal injury bulletin: Jackson/Mitchell Court of Appeal decision download subscription

Eversheds 28-Aug-2014

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down its judgment in a series of appeals arising out of applications for relief from sanctions. 

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Relationships at work: navigating the emotional and legal minefields download subscription

Shoosmiths 28-Aug-2014

Can and should office relationships be allowed or does the home connection lead to domestic issues pervading the working environment?

Rise in the number of divorces among middle-aged and older couples download subscription

IBB Solicitors 26-Aug-2014

The Office for National Statistics recently reported a rise in the number of divorces among couples born in the post-war years between 1946 and 1964.

Who’s holding the baby? Shepherd and Wedderburn’s guide to shared parental leave download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 22-Aug-2014

From 5 April 2015, the government plans to give families greater flexibility when deciding who will take time off work to look after their new baby.

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RPI to CPI: court allows switch for both past and future service download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

A recent case involving two Arcadia pension schemes shows the court allowing a switch from RPI to CPI, for both past and future service.

Budget 2014: legislation published download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

Hot on the heels of the government’s response to consultation in July, we now have a draft Taxation of Pensions Bill.

Video: Global Economic Crime Survey 2014 — a snapshot download weblink subscription

PwC 28-Aug-2014

PwC’s head of investigations looks at the results of the seventh Global Economic Crime Survey and assesses how fraud in the UK has changed over the last few years.

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The regulation of covered warrants in the UAE download subscription

Dentons 28-Aug-2014

Licensed issuers can now issue and trade covered warrants on exchanges outside the free zones in the UAE.

New privatisation law — end of a years-long process download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 26-Aug-2014

The new law came into force on 13 August 2014, and the deadline for privatisation of socially owned capital to be completed is 31 December 2015.

Serbia: insolvency — will the new law resolve the problems in insolvency proceedings? download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 26-Aug-2014

On 5 August 2014, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia enacted the Law on amendments and additions to the Insolvency Law.

Read more Insolvency & restructuring briefings

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Ebola outbreak: is it a force majeure event? download subscription

Eversheds 27-Aug-2014

The potential impact of Ebola is of interest to all corporations with a presence in Africa, and in particular to those with projects, assets and personnel in the countries affected.

International arbitration in China download subscription

Nabarro 19-Aug-2014

Non-Chinese contractors are regularly encountering contracts containing arbitration clauses providing for disputes to be determined by Chinese arbitration centres.

Energy update: synopsis of the Infrastructure Development Act 23 of 2014 download subscription

Dentons 19-Aug-2014

The Infrastructure Development Act 23 of 2014 creates the statutory entity that will facilitate strategic infrastructure development projects and related approvals.

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Is your website legal? download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

This briefing summarises some of the key information has to be disclosed by website operators.

Technology acquisitions round-up — Facebook acquires LiveRail; Apple acquires Beats Electronics; and more download subscription

Eversheds 29-Aug-2014

In this briefing, Eversheds sets out a choice pick of mergers and acquisitions from 2014 so far.

Service-level agreements in the cloud download subscription

Kemp Little 28-Aug-2014

As cloud services develop and mature, one of the key differentiators between suppliers is the service-level agreements they are willing to offer.

Read more Information Technology briefings

Potential purchase of SoundCloud download subscription

Eversheds 29-Aug-2014

There have been numerous reports that SoundCloud is in discussions with the major record labels in relation to acquiring equity in the streaming music service provider.

EU Court of Justice holds trade dress of flagship store eligible for trademark registration under EU law download subscription

NCTM 29-Aug-2014

The EU Court of Justice has ruled in favour of the eligibility for registration as a trademark, under EU law, of the overall appearance, trade dress and design of a flagship store.

Copyright — the on-screen copies and cached copies made by a user are licit also without the authorisation of the copyright holder download subscription

NCTM 29-Aug-2014

By a judgment issued on 5 June, the European Court of Justice has ruled on the interpretation of article 5 of Directive 2001/29/CE.

Read more Intellectual Property briefings

Time to conserve your energy? Minimum energy performance standards for commercially rented property download subscription

Gateley 29-Aug-2014

In July, DECC published its consultation paper on the proposed Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations (Non-Domestic).

Mexico’s energy reform provides significant opportunities in oil and gas exploration and production download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 29-Aug-2014

Mexico’s new energy legislation will completely restructure the Mexican energy sector, including both hydrocarbons and electricity.

How will the new EU sanctions affect TMT companies with Russian interests? download subscription

Eversheds 27-Aug-2014

This article outlines the extent of EU sanctions targeted against Russia, Crimea and Sevastapol and provides some general guidance to TMT companies doing business in Russia.

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Video: Global Economic Crime Survey 2014 — a snapshot download weblink subscription

PwC 28-Aug-2014

PwC’s head of investigations looks at the results of the seventh Global Economic Crime Survey and assesses how fraud in the UK has changed over the last few years.

The changing face of fraud: how economic crime can affect your business download subscription

PwC 28-Aug-2014

PwC looks at the results of its seventh Global Economic Crime Survey and assesses how fraud in the UK has changed over the last few years.

Lessons from Lehman download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 27-Aug-2014

The Pensions Regulator has reported that a settlement agreement had been reached in respect of the Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme.

Read more Insurance and Reinsurance briefings

Protecting your market and goodwill; post-termination restrictions and stepping rights upheld download subscription

Eversheds 29-Aug-2014

In Carewatch Care Services v Focus Caring Service and Others, Mr Justice Henderson had to consider the enforceability of standard post-termination restrictions.

It was not open to the court to re-make the parties’ bargain download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 29-Aug-2014

The Court of Appeal has considered whether the High Court made the right decision in re-writing a 12-month non-compete covenant so that it made commercial sense.

Insurance sector update: the ASEAN economic community download subscription

DLA Piper 27-Aug-2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established on 8 August 1967 under the framework of the ‘three pillars’ of regional co-operation

Read more Competition/EU briefings

Conducting compliance investigations in China: a new regulatory environment download subscription

Dentons 29-Aug-2014

Dentons highlights lessons that can be learned from the Humphrey case and provides advice for navigating the risks associated with internal investigations in China.

Video: Global Economic Crime Survey 2014 — a snapshot download weblink subscription

PwC 28-Aug-2014

PwC’s head of investigations looks at the results of the seventh Global Economic Crime Survey and assesses how fraud in the UK has changed over the last few years.

Video: tracing and recovering assets — a strategic approach download weblink subscription

PwC 28-Aug-2014

Mark Anderson, Will Kenyon and Lynne Rainey discuss how public record research and forensic accounting expertise can help clients trace and recover assets.

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Chris Dale Q&A for Recommind — e-discovery and the Jackson reforms download subscription

Recommind 18-Aug-2014

There is nobody with a better handle on the UK e-discovery market (where it is also known as e-disclosure) than Chris Dale.

Navigating your renewal: professional indemnity download subscription

Miller Insurance Services LLP 5-Aug-2014

In the last of his two-part series, Mark Carver shows how the PI proposals will benefit insurers more than firms.

A troubled market: where next for PI? download subscription

Miller Insurance Services LLP 4-Aug-2014

Following his two-part series in June, Mark Carver discusses the impact of the SRA reforms on all firms.

Lehman Brothers: Pensions Regulator settles for full buy-out cost download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The Pensions Regulator’s financial support direction case against various companies in the Lehman Brothers group has settled.

Time to conserve your energy? Minimum energy performance standards for commercially rented property download subscription

Gateley 29-Aug-2014

In July, DECC published its consultation paper on the proposed Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations (Non-Domestic).

The youth of today: peer-to-peer lending download subscription

Gateley 28-Aug-2014

Youung people are increasingly funding their leisure activities by a traditional route of borrowing from friends. 

Read more Financial services briefings

Government plans to allow more development without planning permission download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The government wants to boost housing supply, revitalise the high street and make better use of existing buildings.

Ebola outbreak: is it a force majeure event? download subscription

Eversheds 27-Aug-2014

The potential impact of Ebola is of interest to all corporations with a presence in Africa, and in particular to those with projects, assets and personnel in the countries affected.

US: corrective action catch 22 — Court of Federal Claims holds agency action must be rational even if GAO protest decision was not download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 20-Aug-2014

The decision in RUSH reflects the unusual circumstance in which the court effectively sat in appellate review of an earlier bid protest decision by the GAO.

Read more Construction briefings

Webcast: the data protection and FOI regimes in the context of litigation weblink subscription

Stephenson Harwood 29-Jul-2014

In this webcast, Jonathan Kirsop examines how the UK data protection regime applies to regulate disclosed information.

Procurement Pulse — in-house award to non-profit organisation; challenging a procurement process; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 16-Jul-2014

DLA Piper has released its Procurement Pulse publication for June 2014.

Unbundling a market — the appetite for new legal services models download subscription

Allen & Overy 2-Jul-2014

Allen & Overy has commissioned independent research into how the delivery of legal services is changing around the world.

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