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This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 03 May 2015

3-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Scrabble trademarks; tax in the budget; and promoting economic growth

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Safeguarding corporate reputation download subscription

Schillings

Schillings’ latest report shows reputation management has a direct bearing on share value.

Nominating adjudicators – what not to put in the application form, take two download subscription

Gateley 1-May-2015

If a name is included on the form and the individual does not have a genuine conflict of interest the decision could be unenforceable.

Cross-border insolvency: who can apply for the opening of a secondary procedure? download subscription

NCTM 1-May-2015

The ECJ has held a secondary insolvency proceeding in the member state where the debtor has its registered office may be opened at the request of creditors entitled under the law of that state. 

Enforce consumer debt actions with High Court officers download

The Sheriffs Office 1-May-2015

Relieve the burden on bailiffs; the first in a series of changes The Sheriffs Office would like to see in the regulatory review. 

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How Hungarian law treats bosses differently download subscription

Schoenherr 1-May-2015

The law is less protective and more flexible towards company executives than it is to general employees.

Promises, promises… the election and employment download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-May-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has ploughed through 10 manifestos to see what the parties are offering employers and employees regarding employment. This alert outlines the key issues.

Promises, promises... the election and pensions download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-May-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has ploughed through 10 manifestos to see what the parties are offering for employers, savers and pensioners, and outlines the key issues in this briefing.

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How Hungarian law treats bosses differently download subscription

Schoenherr 1-May-2015

The law is less protective and more flexible towards company executives than it is to general employees.

Cross-border insolvency: who can apply for the opening of a secondary procedure? download subscription

NCTM 1-May-2015

The ECJ has held a secondary insolvency proceeding in the member state where the debtor has its registered office may be opened at the request of creditors entitled under the law of that state. 

Twitter’s $8bn value crash shows there’s little room for issuer error download subscription

Stewarts Law 1-May-2015

NASDAQ is responsible for running Twitter’s investor relations site, where earnings information was published early.

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Twitter’s $8bn value crash shows there’s little room for issuer error download subscription

Stewarts Law 1-May-2015

NASDAQ is responsible for running Twitter’s investor relations site, where earnings information was published early.

Enforce consumer debt actions with High Court officers download

The Sheriffs Office 1-May-2015

Relieve the burden on bailiffs; the first in a series of changes The Sheriffs Office would like to see in the regulatory review. 

Assigning and enforcing debt download subscription

The Sheriffs Office 1-May-2015

Debts may be assigned by the creditor to another party, the assignee, who may then proceed with further legal action to recover the debt. 

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Where will the enforcement vote go? download subscription

The Sheriffs Office 1-May-2015

Moves to stop the enforcement of debts by way of taking control of goods could be on the way, and other factors enforcement professionals should consider.

Landlord reimbursements: need to do or nice to have? download subscription

Gateley 30-Apr-2015

Landlords: do you carry out works on the basis that your tenants have to reimburse you for the costs? If you do, you may well come a cropper.

Land and tax reform in Scotland: changes for mortgage lenders download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 28-Apr-2015

In the wake of the ‘No’ vote in the Scottish Referendum, Scots solicitors and civil servants alike returned to those comfort zones of reform – land and tax.

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How Hungarian law treats bosses differently download subscription

Schoenherr 1-May-2015

The law is less protective and more flexible towards company executives than it is to general employees.

Promises, promises… the election and employment download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-May-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has ploughed through 10 manifestos to see what the parties are offering employers and employees regarding employment. This alert outlines the key issues.

Promises, promises... the election and pensions download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-May-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has ploughed through 10 manifestos to see what the parties are offering for employers, savers and pensioners, and outlines the key issues in this briefing.

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Media / Entertainment / Sport

IP: a clarification on the concept of ‘communication to the public’ download subscription

NCTM 1-May-2015

When EU states can give wider copyright protection.

Bridge is dealt a winning hand: permission to revisit the ‘sport or game’ question download

Gateley 1-May-2015

Tracksuits on, as judge grants review of status that could see bridge organisation reclaim VAT on entry fees. 

Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprise, 29 April: appeals time limit; new regulator; and more download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 29-Apr-2015

Also; good practice for annual reports; voluntary sector survey findings; and more

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Election 2015: the Conservative inheritance tax proposals download subscription

Goodman Derrick 1-May-2015

Tories plan to raise the IHT threshold to £1m for married couples and civil partners.

Warning over flexible working rights download subscription

B P Collins 30-Apr-2015

Some parents can still only dream of working flexibly, even though they have the legal right to ask for it, a new report has warned.

The main parties’ employment policies and proposals download subscription

Shoosmiths 30-Apr-2015

To clarify the key employment policies of each political party, Shoosmiths has summarised each of the parties’ positions below. 

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Election 2015: the Conservative inheritance tax proposals download subscription

Goodman Derrick 1-May-2015

Tories plan to raise the IHT threshold to £1m for married couples and civil partners.

Promises, promises... the election and pensions download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-May-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has ploughed through 10 manifestos to see what the parties are offering for employers, savers and pensioners, and outlines the key issues in this briefing.

Bridge is dealt a winning hand: permission to revisit the ‘sport or game’ question download

Gateley 1-May-2015

Tracksuits on, as judge grants review of status that could see bridge organisation reclaim VAT on entry fees. 

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Debtors and assets: to sell or not to sell download subscription

NCTM 1-May-2015

Can a debtor subject to a concordato preventivo pre-filing regime be authorised to sell some of its assets?

Cross-border insolvency: who can apply for the opening of a secondary procedure? download subscription

NCTM 1-May-2015

The ECJ has held a secondary insolvency proceeding in the member state where the debtor has its registered office may be opened at the request of creditors entitled under the law of that state. 

Enforce consumer debt actions with High Court officers download

The Sheriffs Office 1-May-2015

Relieve the burden on bailiffs; the first in a series of changes The Sheriffs Office would like to see in the regulatory review. 

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Lithuania: public bodies must tell all about their stakeholders download subscription

Tark Grunte Sutkiene 1-May-2015

Lithuania plans to oblige public establishments to provide data about their stakeholders (personal data, value of contributions etc).  

Kazakhstan: procurement, national suppliers and local content download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 30-Apr-2015

Similarly to many other countries the Republic of Kazakhstan, over many years, has taken relevant measures to protect interests of national suppliers of goods, works and services

Supporting renewable energy in Serbia download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 30-Apr-2015

Serbia implemented a support scheme for renewable energy in its legal system for the first time in 2009.

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Twitter’s $8bn value crash shows there’s little room for issuer error download subscription

Stewarts Law 1-May-2015

NASDAQ is responsible for running Twitter’s investor relations site, where earnings information was published early.

Wake-up call for law firm web strategy: how to boost your online presence download subscription

Totum 1-May-2015

Now Google has said ’no mobile-friendly, no go’, it’s time to pay more than lip service to the digital world. Article includes top tips from legal marketers.

Lithuania: public bodies must tell all about their stakeholders download subscription

Tark Grunte Sutkiene 1-May-2015

Lithuania plans to oblige public establishments to provide data about their stakeholders (personal data, value of contributions etc).  

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IP: a clarification on the concept of ‘communication to the public’ download subscription

NCTM 1-May-2015

When EU states can give wider copyright protection.

‘W’ is distinctive and valid as a trademark download

NCTM 1-May-2015

Italian hotel chain told to repay profilts after losing dispute over the letter W

Parallel import remedies: IP issues in Russia and Kazakhstan download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 29-Apr-2015

Trademark rights in the new ’Eurasian Economic Union’.

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Supporting renewable energy in Serbia download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 30-Apr-2015

Serbia implemented a support scheme for renewable energy in its legal system for the first time in 2009.

Offshore oil and gas safety – a regulatory overhaul weblink subscription

Ince & Co 29-Apr-2015

Affected parties must think about who will be the ’operator’ for the purposes of the new European regulations.

Exploratory drilling for gas and oil: an environmental ruling from Europe download subscription

Schoenherr 23-Apr-2015

European Court of Justice proposes a subsidiary environmental impact assessment for trial exploratory drilling. 

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A good claim can now be invalidated if the insurer is lied to weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Apr-2015

The Court of Appeal has established a ‘bright line rule’ that an assured who tells a lie will forfeit the claim. 

Plane crash compensation is ‘imperfect redress’ for families download subscription

Stewarts Law 23-Apr-2015

Airlines are responsible for up to $160k per person. In bigger claims, the airline can defend itself. Money is cold comfort for families, but at least it’s an acknowledgement, says James Healy-Pratt.

Foreign investment in the Indian insurance sector – the mega-reform download subscription

Khaitan & Co 21-Apr-2015

Foreign investment limit in the insurance sector has been increased from 26 per cent to 49 per cent, and other changes.

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Debtors and assets: to sell or not to sell download subscription

NCTM 1-May-2015

Can a debtor subject to a concordato preventivo pre-filing regime be authorised to sell some of its assets?

‘W’ is distinctive and valid as a trademark download

NCTM 1-May-2015

Italian hotel chain told to repay profilts after losing dispute over the letter W

Europe to launch e-commerce sector competiton inquiry weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Apr-2015

Looking at barriers to the development of effective cross-border e-commerce in the EU.

Read more Competition/EU briefings

Where will the enforcement vote go? download subscription

The Sheriffs Office 1-May-2015

Moves to stop the enforcement of debts by way of taking control of goods could be on the way, and other factors enforcement professionals should consider.

Disputes summaries: costs penalty for not engaging in ADR; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 30-Apr-2015

Also: retrospective alternative service of claim form;  judicial comment on costs budgeting; and more.

International fact-finding in an overseas accident case is vital download subscription

Stewarts Law 30-Apr-2015

Ms I sustained a spinal cord injury during a biking excursion in Iceland. We traced witnesses in Iceland, Denmark, France and Italy.

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Risk barometer: a study on how attitudes and approaches to risk management differ between UK law firms download subscription

Willis 2-Apr-2015

This report aims to identify which risks concern UK law firms most and what strategies are being adopted to mitigate them.

Do the right thing: difference is good download subscription

PwC 25-Mar-2015

Recognise gender diversity in the design of ethical decision-making frameworks.

Video: Totum talks – New service delivery models weblink subscription

Totum 11-Mar-2015

Totum’s Tim Skipper, Stephen Allen at DLA Piper and Mark Smith at LexisNexis discuss the major players in the global legal market and new service delivery models.

Twitter’s $8bn value crash shows there’s little room for issuer error download subscription

Stewarts Law 1-May-2015

NASDAQ is responsible for running Twitter’s investor relations site, where earnings information was published early.

Enforce consumer debt actions with High Court officers download

The Sheriffs Office 1-May-2015

Relieve the burden on bailiffs; the first in a series of changes The Sheriffs Office would like to see in the regulatory review. 

Personal insolvencies fall again download subscription

B P Collins 1-May-2015

Figures at a decade low, following another drop in Q1.

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Construction disputes: how to avoid or manage them download subscription

Eversheds 29-Apr-2015

Tools that can be used to: minimise the risk of disputes; formulate and respond to claims; and resolve disputes. 

Commercial arbitration in Romania: a Q&A on recent developments download subscription

Popovici Nitu & Asociatii 29-Apr-2015

Among the questions answered here is – how can you maximise your chances of a successful outcome? 

Construction Foundations: a ‘disputes toolbox’ plus the three most interesting recent cases download subscription

Eversheds 28-Apr-2015

A case of communication with the adjudicator before the adjudication commences, thought to be the first time the court has overturned a decision on this basis, and more. 

Read more Construction briefings

How Hungarian law treats bosses differently download subscription

Schoenherr 1-May-2015

The law is less protective and more flexible towards company executives than it is to general employees.

Promises, promises… the election and employment download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-May-2015

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Promises, promises... the election and pensions download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-May-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has ploughed through 10 manifestos to see what the parties are offering for employers, savers and pensioners, and outlines the key issues in this briefing.

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