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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.

Bribe and prejudice — Supreme Court decision on bribes or secret commissions received by fiduciaries download subscription

Dentons 24-Jul-2014

The Supreme Court’s recent judgment clarifies the treatment of bribes or secret commissions received by agents or those in fiduciary positions.

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.

Court upholds LMAA tribunal’s jurisdiction to rule on costs weblink subscription

Ince & Co 24-Jul-2014

In an LMAA charterparty dispute between Sun United and Kasteli, owners’ claims had been secured by money paid into an escrow account in the name of charterers’ solicitors.

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Budget — where we are now download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 24-Jul-2014

The government has published its response to its Freedom and Choice consultation issued as a result of the Budget.

Employment Newsletter: July 2014 — amendments to Serbia’s Labour Law download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 24-Jul-2014

The Parliament of the Republic of Serbia adopted amendments to the Labour Law on 18 July 2014.

Obesity: the new disability? download subscription

Shoosmiths 24-Jul-2014

With NHS statistics suggesting obesity levels are increasing, a recent case has looked at whether obesity can amount to a disability and come within discrimination provisions.

Read more Employment briefings

Bribe and prejudice — Supreme Court decision on bribes or secret commissions received by fiduciaries download subscription

Dentons 24-Jul-2014

The Supreme Court’s recent judgment clarifies the treatment of bribes or secret commissions received by agents or those in fiduciary positions.

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?

Court upholds LMAA tribunal’s jurisdiction to rule on costs weblink subscription

Ince & Co 24-Jul-2014

In an LMAA charterparty dispute between Sun United and Kasteli, owners’ claims had been secured by money paid into an escrow account in the name of charterers’ solicitors.

Read more Corporate briefings

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.

The UCITS V Directive is adopted download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 24-Jul-2014

After the publication of the CSSF Circular 14/587 on UCITS depositaries last week, it is now the European legislator’s turn to adopt new rules on UCITS depositaries.

Luxembourg AIFM: end of the one-year transitional period download subscription

Wildgen 24-Jul-2014

CSSF has received a total number of 773 applications submitted according to the law of 12 July 2013 on alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs).

Read more Banking / Finance briefings

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. 

Squatters’ rights — does crime pay? download subscription

Gateley 22-Jul-2014

The High Court has recently held that an adverse possession claim can be based on criminal trespass.

Read more Real Estate briefings

Bribe and prejudice — Supreme Court decision on bribes or secret commissions received by fiduciaries download subscription

Dentons 24-Jul-2014

The Supreme Court’s recent judgment clarifies the treatment of bribes or secret commissions received by agents or those in fiduciary positions.

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?

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 Company / Commercial briefings

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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.

Tips for affiliate marketing download subscription

Nabarro 23-Jul-2014

Affiliate marketing is the term given to marketing whereby a supplier puts adverts for its products or services on a third party’s website. 

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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

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.

Video: golden parachute cap provisions weblink subscription

Dentons 24-Jul-2014

In this video, pensions, benefits and executive compensation partner Pamela Baker reviews the ups and downs of golden parachute cap provisions.

Serbia: seconding Austrian nationals to work in Serbia and applying the Double Taxation Treaty between the two countries download subscription

Schoenherr 24-Jul-2014

It is commonplace for foreign companies active in Serbia, including Austrian firms, to second their employees to the country via their affiliates or business partners.

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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.

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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?

The admiral sets a good course: the NSA and cyber attacks download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 24-Jul-2014

Admiral Mike Rogers, the new leader of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command, certainly has taken a different approach from his predecessor.

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 Information Technology briefings

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. 

Judge Stark overhauls patent practices in District of Delaware: 10 key changes download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

The same day he took the reins as chief judge for the District of Delaware, Judge Leonard P Stark substantially overhauled his patent practices. 

US Supreme Court rules in Aereo TV copyright case download subscription

Goodman Derrick 18-Jul-2014

US broadcasters have won an important battle in their efforts to prevent an unlicensed service from providing online real-time streaming of their broadcasts.

Read more Intellectual Property briefings

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.

New Ukraine/Russia sanctions download subscription

Allen & Overy 21-Jul-2014

The OFAC has imposed a new set of ‘sectoral sanctions’ against two Russian energy firms and two Russian banks pursuant to Executive Order 13662.

Read more Energy briefings

Mesothelioma survival rate and compensation: deaths continue to rise download subscription

IBB Solicitors 22-Jul-2014

New figures released by the Health and Safety Executive have indicated that the number of cancer deaths in the UK caused by asbestos exposure is continuing to rise.

Real-estate investment in Australia download subscription

DLA Piper 18-Jul-2014

Australia offers a platform that allows new foreign investors to embrace the globalisation of real-estate capital with confidence.

Lock-up agreements: ABI publishes best-practice recommendations download subscription

Kemp Little 17-Jul-2014

There has been a recent trend towards lock-up agreements being waived by the bank in whose favour they are given before the stated expiry date. The ABI has expressed concerns about the recent increased frequency of such waivers.

Read more Insurance and Reinsurance briefings

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.

Breach of the Australian Franchising Code to result in fines download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

As foreshadowed by the coalition government earlier this year, penalties for breach of the Franchising Code of Conduct are to be introduced.

Read more Competition/EU briefings

Bribe and prejudice — Supreme Court decision on bribes or secret commissions received by fiduciaries download subscription

Dentons 24-Jul-2014

The Supreme Court’s recent judgment clarifies the treatment of bribes or secret commissions received by agents or those in fiduciary positions.

Squatters’ rights — does crime pay? download subscription

Gateley 22-Jul-2014

The High Court has recently held that an adverse possession claim can be based on criminal trespass.

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.

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.

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.

The UCITS V Directive is adopted download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 24-Jul-2014

After the publication of the CSSF Circular 14/587 on UCITS depositaries last week, it is now the European legislator’s turn to adopt new rules on UCITS depositaries.

Luxembourg AIFM: end of the one-year transitional period download subscription

Wildgen 24-Jul-2014

CSSF has received a total number of 773 applications submitted according to the law of 12 July 2013 on alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs).

Read more Financial services briefings

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. 

Benin — measures to improve the business climate download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

Measures to improve the business climate in Benin have been taken, which relate to business creation, licensing, cross-border trade, enforcement of contracts and more.

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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