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This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 05 July 2015

5-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

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Managing sickness absence: eight key points for employers download subscription

Collyer Bristow

Following Collyer Bristow’s seminar that focused on the challenges employers face when dealing with the delicate subject of sickness absence, the firm has compiled a list of eight key points.

Litigants in person: essential new guidelines weblink subscription

Walker Morris 3-Jul-2015

Guidelines for lawyers have been issued in response to increasing numbers of individuals representing themselves in court. Rebecca Courtney explains how the guidelines can help to ensure the smooth running of cases involving litigants in person.

HCA International v CMA – when it's time to start afresh download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 3-Jul-2015

The Court of Appeal looked at when a public body is required to appoint new decision makers where a decision has been held to be unlawful and is remitted to the body to be retaken.

FCA swaps review: has the independent reviewer fulfilled its function to ensure a fair and reasonable outcome? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 2-Jul-2015

Holmcroft Properties’ case was included in the review process which the FCA agreed with Barclays (and other banks) the banks should undertake to provide redress to customers who had been missold IRHP.

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Triumph for transparency or snooper’s charter? download subscription

Collas Crill 3-Jul-2015

Will a workable register of people with significant control succeed in balancing the interests of businesses, investors and the public?

Chancellor urged to back small firms download subscription

B P Collins 3-Jul-2015

George Osborne is being urged to improve the landscape for small businesses, ahead of the Budget.

The dangers of working at heights weblink subscription

Walker Morris 3-Jul-2015

There has been a raft of recent cases where the Health and Safety Executive has successfully prosecuted individuals and firms who have permitted staff and others to suffer injury while working at height.

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Widespread adoption of data and analytics among businesses, yet many challenged to derive value from the data download subscription

KPMG 3-Jul-2015

A KPMG report highlights a growing gap between how businesses currently use D&A and their ability to apply it to untapped areas of rich opportunity.

New Rules of the Superior Courts deal with changes introduced by the Companies Act 2014 download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 3-Jul-2015

This article provides some examples of the changes to the Rules of the Superior Courts.

Chancellor urged to back small firms download subscription

B P Collins 3-Jul-2015

George Osborne is being urged to improve the landscape for small businesses, ahead of the Budget.

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Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme marks new milestone in fund passporting download subscription

KPMG 3-Jul-2015

The Commencement of the Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme has set the tone for further potential boosts to Asian fund passporting schemes.

Special purpose acquisition companies: SPAC to the future download subscription

Collas Crill 3-Jul-2015

Special purpose acquisition companies (‘SPACs’) or ‘cash shells’ are back in fashion. We are seeing greater interest than ever before in the use of these vehicles.

Declare and be exempt: new Russian programme for individuals’ assets download subscription

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 2-Jul-2015

Individuals can disclose their assets in exchange for exemption from administrative, tax and criminal liability.

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GRATA newsletter, June 2015: Forex trading rules; withdrawal of land plots; and founding of arbitration court download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 1-Jul-2015

This newsletter offers information on new Forex trading rules, the procedure of withdrawal of land plots from real estate developers, and the founding of an arbitration court in the sphere of intellectual prope

Pension pot investors help to boost property prices download subscription

B P Collins 1-Jul-2015

According to recent statistics, Gerrards Cross has the most expensive postcode in Buckinghamshire, with average house prices of nearly £1m.

Buying and owning a French residential property in 2015 download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 30-Jun-2015

This brochure looks at the tax aspects of buying and owning a property in France in 2015 in line with the most recent tax changes. 

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Promoting competitive sales in concordato preventivo procedures download subscription

NCTM 3-Jul-2015

New rules for the competitive bid process aimed at the sale of the debtor’s assets.

Widespread adoption of data and analytics among businesses, yet many challenged to derive value from the data download subscription

KPMG 3-Jul-2015

A KPMG report highlights a growing gap between how businesses currently use D&A and their ability to apply it to untapped areas of rich opportunity.

Triumph for transparency or snooper’s charter? download subscription

Collas Crill 3-Jul-2015

Will a workable register of people with significant control succeed in balancing the interests of businesses, investors and the public?

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Football League – key principles strengthened download subscription

Gateley Plc 30-Jun-2015

The Football League has amended its regulations relating to the insolvency of football clubs which will take effect from the start of the 2015-16 season.

Musicians challenge private copying exemption download subscription

Shoosmiths 23-Jun-2015

The private copying exemption permitting copying of copyright protected content, including music, has come under attack in judicial review proceedings brought before the High Court.

No more music copying for personal use download subscription

B P Collins 23-Jun-2015

Decision to allow CDs to be copied has been successfully challenged.

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Employment Update, July 2015: school holidays for grandparents, holiday pay and mobile workers download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 3-Jul-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s employment &and equalities experts bring you the latest developments that may affect your business – what they are, an

Taking decisions the right way: the latest case from the Supreme Court weblink subscription

Ince & Co 29-Jun-2015

Contracts often give you free rein to take a decision about something. Braganza  looks again at how you decide what is reasonable. The ruling of the Supreme Court indicates a tougher attitude. 

Immigration: no preferential treatment for children in asylum applications download subscription

No5 Chambers 25-Jun-2015

Supreme Court rules that children are in no better position to win asylum than anyone else. 

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Increasing the bankability of PPP projects in Kazakhstan: legislation issues download subscription

Colibri Kazakhstan 3-Jul-2015

A focus on analysis of existing key concepts of Kazakhstan’s legislation which may potentially affect the bankability of the PPP projects in Kazakhstan. 

Declare and be exempt: new Russian programme for individuals’ assets download subscription

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 2-Jul-2015

Individuals can disclose their assets in exchange for exemption from administrative, tax and criminal liability.

Russia: Taxation of controlled foreign companies download subscription

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 2-Jul-2015

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners sets out an overview of the rules on the taxation of foreign controlled companies established by Law No. 376-FZ dated 24 November 2014 ‘On Amending of the Russian Tax Code’.

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Promoting competitive sales in concordato preventivo procedures download subscription

NCTM 3-Jul-2015

New rules for the competitive bid process aimed at the sale of the debtor’s assets.

Finance litigation briefing June 2015: report and review on the latest cases and issues download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Jul-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s finance litigation experts bring you the latest on the cases and issues affecting the lending industry.

Football League – key principles strengthened download subscription

Gateley Plc 30-Jun-2015

The Football League has amended its regulations relating to the insolvency of football clubs which will take effect from the start of the 2015-16 season.

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Increasing the bankability of PPP projects in Kazakhstan: legislation issues download subscription

Colibri Kazakhstan 3-Jul-2015

A focus on analysis of existing key concepts of Kazakhstan’s legislation which may potentially affect the bankability of the PPP projects in Kazakhstan. 

International construction projects: enforcement of dispute board decisions download subscription

Goodman Derrick 25-Jun-2015

Pragmatic conclusion to Singapore case on enforcement of Dispute Adjudication Board decision.

HS2 amendments get the green light download

B P Collins 25-Jun-2015

Most of the proposed 125 changes – all beyond Camden – are minor, says transport minister.

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Widespread adoption of data and analytics among businesses, yet many challenged to derive value from the data download subscription

KPMG 3-Jul-2015

A KPMG report highlights a growing gap between how businesses currently use D&A and their ability to apply it to untapped areas of rich opportunity.

Using corporate intelligence to gain the upper hand in litigation strategy download subscription

PwC 1-Jul-2015

Corporate intelligence can be used to inform and shape litigation strategy.

Limiting reputational damage download subscription

Collyer Bristow 26-Jun-2015

Once damaging personal information is in the public domain, it is hard to regain control of it.

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Eli Lilly succeeds in overturning award of DNIs regarding UK, FR, IT and ES designations of its European patent download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Jul-2015

The Court of Appeal has delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Actavis v Eli Lillydispute, ruling that Actavis is not entitled to a declaration of noninfringement (DNI) of Eli Lilly’s European patent.

Has Turkey moved nearer to a trademark code? download subscription

Schoenherr 30-Jun-2015

Turkey’s trademark law has been partially cancelled by the Constitutional Court – will it help bring forward a trademark code?

‘Lego man’ shape mark ruled valid download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 23-Jun-2015

The General Court (Third Chamber) in Luxembourg has ruled that Lego’s mannequin shape CTM is valid. The good news for Lego follows the General Court’s 2008 decision that its registration for its brick shape was invalid.

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Wind turbine guidance amended – where next for local veto rights? download subscription

No5 Chambers 26-Jun-2015

If local veto rights apply to wind farms what next – prisons, fracking, gypsy sites?

250 wind projects to be scrapped download subscription

B P Collins 24-Jun-2015

Onshore wind farms blown away as subsidies end.

Managing tax in the gas industry download subscription

KPMG 23-Jun-2015

Tax amid flux in South Africa; incentives in Nigeria; investment and Japan; uncharted waters in Australia; and more.

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Kazakhstan introduces changes to obligatory insurance and Islamic finance laws download subscription

Colibri Kazakhstan 29-Jun-2015

 Kazakhstan modifies insurance and Islamic finance rules.

Insurers and outsourcing: responding to regulatory concerns download subscription

Eversheds 10-Jun-2015

Improvements are needed in due diligence and management

Disclosure of insurance details: one step backwards? download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 10-Jun-2015

In Senior v Rock UK Adventure Centres & Ors the High Court has ordered a defendant employer to disclose details of its employers’ liability insurance policy.

Read more Insurance and Reinsurance briefings

Promoting competitive sales in concordato preventivo procedures download subscription

NCTM 3-Jul-2015

New rules for the competitive bid process aimed at the sale of the debtor’s assets.

HCA International v CMA – when it's time to start afresh download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 3-Jul-2015

The Court of Appeal looked at when a public body is required to appoint new decision makers where a decision has been held to be unlawful and is remitted to the body to be retaken.

European Commission settles with parking heater producer in cartel investigation download subscription

Shoosmiths 1-Jul-2015

The European Commission has announced that it had used its fast-track settlement procedures to investigate and impose fines in respect of a parking heater cartel.

Read more Competition/EU briefings

Declare and be exempt: new Russian programme for individuals’ assets download subscription

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 2-Jul-2015

Individuals can disclose their assets in exchange for exemption from administrative, tax and criminal liability.

Handling tax evasion risk in Hong Kong: new guidance for 2015 download subscription

KPMG 1-Jul-2015

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has issued new guidance on handling tax evasion risk.

It’s not only victims of crime being let down by the justice system download subscription

The Sheriffs Office 26-Jun-2015

Yes, victims of crime   deserve a better deal – but so too do those who are owed money, Mr Gove.

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The future of law: a Totum partner's perspective download subscription

Totum 2-Jul-2015

With US firms becoming more dominant internationally, so is the scene set for increasing rivalry between them and the leading UK set – as each vie for a place among the global elite. 

Inspiring the next generation, part 4 of 4: implications for law firms download subscription

Totum 16-Jun-2015

Policies in place for years need to be questioned about whether they are still viable to attract and retain the best legal talent. 

Inspiring the next generation, part 3 of 4: truths and myths download subscription

Totum 16-Jun-2015

Truths and myths about GenY and differences in approach. 

Special purpose acquisition companies: SPAC to the future download subscription

Collas Crill 3-Jul-2015

Special purpose acquisition companies (‘SPACs’) or ‘cash shells’ are back in fashion. We are seeing greater interest than ever before in the use of these vehicles.

Reduction of capital without court approval now possible for Jersey companies download subscription

Ogier 2-Jul-2015

A summary of the new out-of-court procedures for reductions of capital.

Civil liability for breaches of the codes of practice and AML/CFT Handbook – an update download subscription

Ogier 2-Jul-2015

The Jersey FSC now has the power to impose civil financial penalties for significant and material contraventions of the codes.

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Increasing the bankability of PPP projects in Kazakhstan: legislation issues download subscription

Colibri Kazakhstan 3-Jul-2015

A focus on analysis of existing key concepts of Kazakhstan’s legislation which may potentially affect the bankability of the PPP projects in Kazakhstan. 

The reforms to the agriculture sector and transition to the green economy download subscription

Colibri Kazakhstan 26-Jun-2015

Kazakhstan is consistently ranked first or second among the largest exporters of flour and it is in top 10 world leaders in sale of grain.

Sustainable drainage – where are we now? download subscription

Shoosmiths 26-Jun-2015

With post-floods guidance, developers may experience delays in planning applications.

Read more Construction briefings

The dangers of working at heights weblink subscription

Walker Morris 3-Jul-2015

There has been a raft of recent cases where the Health and Safety Executive has successfully prosecuted individuals and firms who have permitted staff and others to suffer injury while working at height.

Employment Update, July 2015: school holidays for grandparents, holiday pay and mobile workers download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 3-Jul-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s employment &and equalities experts bring you the latest developments that may affect your business – what they are, an

Overseas pension transfers: HMRC suspends its list of recognised overseas pension schemes download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 2-Jul-2015

HMRC has temporarily suspended its list of recognised overseas pension schemes following the introduction of the ‘pension age test’.

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