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This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 20 July 2014

20-Jul-2014

Tweeting – law firms that still think it’s for the birds are missing a trick; the Apple lifestyle and the right to trademark shop designs; and changes for those who pop their clogs before getting round to writing that all-important will

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European Acquisition Finance Debt Report 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper

This report presents detailed results of a survey of more than 250 debt providers, advisers, sponsors and corporates active in the European acquisition finance debt market.

Employment tribunal fees download subscription

Goodman Derrick 25-Jul-2014

29 July 2014 will mark the first anniversary of the introduction of legal fees in the employment tribunal.

Corporate liability: the Italian Supreme Court extends the scope of application of Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Jul-2014

The Italian Supreme Court has reconsidered the possibility of applying Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 to the so-called target offences of a criminal organisation.

Follow-the-settlements clauses revisited download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Jul-2014

In autumn 2011, Thailand suffered severe floods. Among the properties damaged were shops and distribution centres owed by a subsidiary of Tesco.

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Employment tribunal fees download subscription

Goodman Derrick 25-Jul-2014

29 July 2014 will mark the first anniversary of the introduction of legal fees in the employment tribunal.

Can employers increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal? download subscription

Gateley 25-Jul-2014

A recent decision has confirmed that in some cases the extent of an appeal manager’s authority does not include increasing the disciplinary sanction imposed.

Is legal professional privilege lost if a document is made generally available? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 25-Jul-2014

The High Court has considered whether a claimant waived privilege in confidential documents simply because they had been seen by someone other than the claimant and his lawyer.

Read more Employment briefings

Corporate liability: the Italian Supreme Court extends the scope of application of Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Jul-2014

The Italian Supreme Court has reconsidered the possibility of applying Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 to the so-called target offences of a criminal organisation.

New York’s proposed ‘BitLicense’ regulations mark new territory for virtual currencies download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

In a move widely seen as inevitable, the NYDFS has released draft regulations for the establishment of a ‘BitLicense’ to govern virtual currency financial services.

Europe: new laws to increase protection of trade secrets and confidential information download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

A new directive in the EU is set to assist franchisors and franchisees who own confidential business information (such as trade secrets and know-how).

Read more Corporate briefings

New York’s proposed ‘BitLicense’ regulations mark new territory for virtual currencies download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

In a move widely seen as inevitable, the NYDFS has released draft regulations for the establishment of a ‘BitLicense’ to govern virtual currency financial services.

Loan agreement relating to yacht construction contract construed as ‘on demand’ weblink subscription

Ince & Co 25-Jul-2014

Swallowfalls v Monaco Yachting provides further support for the construction of contracts in the manner most consistent with ‘commercial common sense’. 

Shipping E-Brief — summer 2014: key legal decisions and developments in shipping weblink subscription

Ince & Co 24-Jul-2014

The Shipping E-Brief is a quarterly publication providing information on key legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas.

Read more Banking / Finance briefings

Community right to buy to be extended to urban areas download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Jul-2014

This briefing looks at the provisions of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill, which was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 11 June 2014. 

Make your developer note more marketable — eight tips download subscription

DLA Piper 24-Jul-2014

As you structure the features of developer notes, the following principles may help you maximise their marketability. 

Infrastructure investment could create ‘northern powerhouse’ download subscription

Nabarro 23-Jul-2014

You don’t have to look far to see infrastructure investment in the north is not at the level it should be. 

Read more Real Estate briefings

Corporate liability: the Italian Supreme Court extends the scope of application of Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Jul-2014

The Italian Supreme Court has reconsidered the possibility of applying Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 to the so-called target offences of a criminal organisation.

New York’s proposed ‘BitLicense’ regulations mark new territory for virtual currencies download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

In a move widely seen as inevitable, the NYDFS has released draft regulations for the establishment of a ‘BitLicense’ to govern virtual currency financial services.

Europe: new laws to increase protection of trade secrets and confidential information download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

A new directive in the EU is set to assist franchisors and franchisees who own confidential business information (such as trade secrets and know-how).

Read more Company / Commercial briefings

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Media / Entertainment / Sport

TMT legal update: London Technology Week download subscription

Eversheds 25-Jul-2014

London Technology Week showcases London’s role as the digital capital of Europe and allows the industry’s top professionals to share ideas.

Ofcom consults on important changes to its TV advertising rules download subscription

Dentons 24-Jul-2014

On 18 July, Ofcom published a consultation document proposing important changes to the TV advertising rules.

The Data Protection Act: a stone to sling at the Facebook Goliath? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 23-Jul-2014

The recently reported and much criticised Facebook survey deliberately manipulated almost 700,000 account-holder newsfeeds and monitored the results.

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MOrsel: States of Jersey vote to adopt a series of ‘family-friendly’ rights download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 23-Jul-2014

The States of Jersey have passed an amendment to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003, incorporating a number of ‘family-friendly’ rights into the legislation.

Intestacy rules: change on the horizon download subscription

Goodman Derrick 21-Jul-2014

The Inheritance and Trustees’ Power Bill received royal assent on 14 May to become the Inheritance and Trustees’ Power Act 2014.

Supreme Court stays permission to appeal in EU and SU (Afghanistan) download subscription

No5 Chambers 16-Jul-2014

Following the grant of permission in TN and MA (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2013] EWCA Civ 1609, there is a listing for the appeal in the Supreme Court in April/May 2015.

Read more Family briefings

FATCA — Cayman Islands investment funds download subscription

Carey Olsen 25-Jul-2014

FATCA requires financial institutions globally to report on their US taxable account holders or suffer a 30 per cent withholding tax on US source income.

ACA subsidies in federal exchange threatened download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

In Halbig v Burwell, the US court invalidated an IRS regulation that provides premium tax credit subsidies for individuals obtaining health insurance coverage through the federal exchange.

US Supreme Court to review ruling in Direct Marketing download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 24-Jul-2014

On 1 July 2014, the US Supreme Court agreed to review the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Direct Marketing Association v Brohl.

Read more Tax briefings

Getting it right: how to make a successful application for the appointment of provisional liquidators download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 23-Jul-2014

The main job of a judge is to determine and uphold rights of property ownership, so applications to appoint provisional liquidators tend to go against the judicial grain.

Restructuring and insolvency in Luxembourg (part two) download subscription

Ogier 21-Jul-2014

Formal, court-driven restructuring proceedings are available into Luxembourg law, but for practical reasons, these are rarely used in practice.

Restructuring and insolvency in Luxembourg (part one) download subscription

Ogier 16-Jul-2014

Luxembourg is one of the leading domiciles worldwide for international investment vehicles.

Read more Insolvency & restructuring briefings

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PPP/PFI/Commercial projects

Make your developer note more marketable — eight tips download subscription

DLA Piper 24-Jul-2014

As you structure the features of developer notes, the following principles may help you maximise their marketability. 

Infrastructure investment could create ‘northern powerhouse’ download subscription

Nabarro 23-Jul-2014

You don’t have to look far to see infrastructure investment in the north is not at the level it should be. 

DKF and Wierzbowski Eversheds defence and security networking meeting: discussion of the new Offset Act download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

The new Offset Act was signed into law by the president of Poland on 7 July 2014 and will come into force 14 days after publication in the Journal of Laws.

Read more PPP/PFI/Commercial projects briefings

New York’s proposed ‘BitLicense’ regulations mark new territory for virtual currencies download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

In a move widely seen as inevitable, the NYDFS has released draft regulations for the establishment of a ‘BitLicense’ to govern virtual currency financial services.

TMT legal update: London Technology Week download subscription

Eversheds 25-Jul-2014

London Technology Week showcases London’s role as the digital capital of Europe and allows the industry’s top professionals to share ideas.

Do cyber attacks affect share price? download subscription

Schillings 24-Jul-2014

It’s often suggested that a cyber breach can devastate share price. But is this right?

Read more Information Technology briefings

Europe: new laws to increase protection of trade secrets and confidential information download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

A new directive in the EU is set to assist franchisors and franchisees who own confidential business information (such as trade secrets and know-how).

Letter from Europe: the TAKE OFF campaign — Cavalli-er attitude or religious hyper-sensitivity? download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 25-Jul-2014

Demonstrators from a religious order are protesting Cavalli’s use of a design that they claim is demeaning of their religious symbol.

Following loss before the Supreme Court, Aereo ‘astonishes’ broadcasters with new legal strategy download subscription

DLA Piper 24-Jul-2014

Aereo has asserted in federal district court that it is entitled to a compulsory licence to carry over-the-air broadcasts under §111 of the Copyright Act. 

Read more Intellectual Property briefings

Game changers affecting the US energy sector — volume two download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

The energy sector today is faced with a host of challenges and opportunities as it navigates the globalisation of the industry.

Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Jul-2014

At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.

UK: Capacity Market ramps up — pre-qualification imminent download subscription

Eversheds 23-Jul-2014

Capacity Market participants that wish to participate in this year’s auction need to ensure they are in a position to pre-qualify within the short pre-qualification window.

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Follow-the-settlements clauses revisited download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Jul-2014

In autumn 2011, Thailand suffered severe floods. Among the properties damaged were shops and distribution centres owed by a subsidiary of Tesco.

Are you ready? The Insurance Bill and the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 may soon become law download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 25-Jul-2014

The Insurance Bill, which makes potentially significant changes to the law relating to business insurance, was introduced into Parliament on 17 July 2014.

ACA subsidies in federal exchange threatened download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

In Halbig v Burwell, the US court invalidated an IRS regulation that provides premium tax credit subsidies for individuals obtaining health insurance coverage through the federal exchange.

Read more Insurance and Reinsurance briefings

Europe: new laws to increase protection of trade secrets and confidential information download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

A new directive in the EU is set to assist franchisors and franchisees who own confidential business information (such as trade secrets and know-how).

Germany: Federal Cartel Office and courts make Adidas, ASICS and Casio drop ban on online marketplaces download subscription

Eversheds 23-Jul-2014

Renowned brands Adidas, ASICS and Casio must allow their approved resellers to use internet auction sites and online marketplaces to resell their goods. 

The thin end of the wedge: the CMA and FCA publish provisional findings on retail banking download subscription

Dentons 22-Jul-2014

The latest action to be taken by the competition authorities is the public consultation on the provisional decision by the CMA on PCAs and banking services to SMEs.

Read more Competition/EU briefings

Corporate liability: the Italian Supreme Court extends the scope of application of Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Jul-2014

The Italian Supreme Court has reconsidered the possibility of applying Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 to the so-called target offences of a criminal organisation.

New York’s proposed ‘BitLicense’ regulations mark new territory for virtual currencies download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

In a move widely seen as inevitable, the NYDFS has released draft regulations for the establishment of a ‘BitLicense’ to govern virtual currency financial services.

Competition regulators maintain vigilance on combating cartels and facilitating a healthy global business environment download subscription

Minter Ellison 25-Jul-2014

Regulators around the world remain focused on the impact of cartels on business, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is no exception.

Read more Crime briefings

Stuck in the bottleneck — corruption in African ports download subscription

Control Risks 22-Jul-2014

The rapid rise in shipping container traffic in sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades underlines the lucrative opportunities for businesses on the continent.

The risks posed by insider threats download subscription

Control Risks 22-Jul-2014

With the vast tranches of information stored on organisations’ internal networks, the impact of a data breach can be critical for the company involved.

Grey practices: fuelling fraud and corruption in the Indian business environment download subscription

Control Risks 22-Jul-2014

Grey practices tend to fuel fraud and corruption that can pose serious legal, commercial and reputational risks to companies that are not alert to the dangers.

New York’s proposed ‘BitLicense’ regulations mark new territory for virtual currencies download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

In a move widely seen as inevitable, the NYDFS has released draft regulations for the establishment of a ‘BitLicense’ to govern virtual currency financial services.

Loan agreement relating to yacht construction contract construed as ‘on demand’ weblink subscription

Ince & Co 25-Jul-2014

Swallowfalls v Monaco Yachting provides further support for the construction of contracts in the manner most consistent with ‘commercial common sense’. 

Shipping E-Brief — summer 2014: key legal decisions and developments in shipping weblink subscription

Ince & Co 24-Jul-2014

The Shipping E-Brief is a quarterly publication providing information on key legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas.

Read more Financial services briefings

Loan agreement relating to yacht construction contract construed as ‘on demand’ weblink subscription

Ince & Co 25-Jul-2014

Swallowfalls v Monaco Yachting provides further support for the construction of contracts in the manner most consistent with ‘commercial common sense’. 

Shipping E-Brief — summer 2014: key legal decisions and developments in shipping weblink subscription

Ince & Co 24-Jul-2014

The Shipping E-Brief is a quarterly publication providing information on key legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas.

Make your developer note more marketable — eight tips download subscription

DLA Piper 24-Jul-2014

As you structure the features of developer notes, the following principles may help you maximise their marketability. 

Read more Construction briefings

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.

Global VAT Guide: Cross Border Supplies of Intangible Services, Rights and Digital Content — June 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 26-Jun-2014

As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and in-house VAT specialists is intensifying. This guide is intended to meet this challenge head on.

Read more In-House briefings

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