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This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 17 August 2014

17-Aug-2014

Lawyers on sharp end of judicial tongue for submitting verbose witness statements; MPs call for whistle-blowers to receive tougher statutory protection; and a US football team finds itself in trademark trouble over an increasingly troublesome name

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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.

UK: the Groceries Code Adjudicator issues guidance on appeals download subscription

Eversheds 19-Aug-2014

The Groceries Code Adjudicator was set up to ensure that large retailers with a turnover of more than £1bn comply with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.

Experts in the firing line — Weatherford Global Products Ltd v Hydropath Holdings Ltd and Others download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 19-Aug-2014

Weatherford Global Products Ltd v Hydropath Holdings Ltd and Others concerned the manufacture and supply of the ‘Clearwell Product’.

Disclaimer and rates download subscription

Shoosmiths 19-Aug-2014

A landlord may be deterred from forfeiting the lease of a defaulting tenant because of the cost of business rates liability. What is the position where a lease has been disclaimed?

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Women on boards: can there be true equality without positive discrimination? download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Aug-2014

Recent guidance clarifies that the use of female-only shortlists or quotas to encourage more women on corporate boards is unlawful.

Ensure restrictive covenants in a sale agreement are enforceable (as the courts won’t do it for you) download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Aug-2014

The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision in which the judge read words into a restrictive covenant clause to reflect what he determined the parties had in mind at the time of drafting.

Employment law update — amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act; increase in earning threshold; and more download subscription

Eversheds 19-Aug-2014

Eversheds has released the August 2014 issue of its Employment law update.

Read more Employment briefings

Poland: the latest changes in Polish Public Procurement Law — the biggest amendment since 2004 download subscription

Schoenherr 19-Aug-2014

On 25 July 2014, the Polish Parliament passed on an amendment of the Public Procurement Law.

Delaware Supreme Court permits stockholders to overcome corporation’s attorney-client privilege for ‘good cause’ download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 19-Aug-2014

Plaintiff stockholders can inspect documents concerning a corporation’s internal investigation even if those documents are otherwise covered by the attorney-client privilege.

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.

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Delaware Supreme Court permits stockholders to overcome corporation’s attorney-client privilege for ‘good cause’ download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 19-Aug-2014

Plaintiff stockholders can inspect documents concerning a corporation’s internal investigation even if those documents are otherwise covered by the attorney-client privilege.

Access to finance for SMEs: alternative lending opportunities download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Aug-2014

The government’s stated aim of improving access to finance for SMEs will be bolstered by its recent statement on 6 August 2014.

India opens up its rail sector to foreign investment download subscription

Eversheds 19-Aug-2014

On 6 August, the Union Cabinet of India approved 100 per cent foreign direct investment in railway infrastructure.

Read more Banking / Finance briefings

Disclaimer and rates download subscription

Shoosmiths 19-Aug-2014

A landlord may be deterred from forfeiting the lease of a defaulting tenant because of the cost of business rates liability. What is the position where a lease has been disclaimed?

Property Update — August 2014: planning, energy, construction, noise nuisance and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 15-Aug-2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s real-estate experts bring you the latest property law issues and provide action points to help you and your organisation.

Competition and restrictive covenants in leases download subscription

Dentons 15-Aug-2014

A court has held that a user clause proposed in a lease renewal by a local authority landlord which would prohibit the tenant from selling convenience goods and alcohol would breach a prohibition.

Read more Real Estate briefings

UK: the Groceries Code Adjudicator issues guidance on appeals download subscription

Eversheds 19-Aug-2014

The Groceries Code Adjudicator was set up to ensure that large retailers with a turnover of more than £1bn comply with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.

Poland: the latest changes in Polish Public Procurement Law — the biggest amendment since 2004 download subscription

Schoenherr 19-Aug-2014

On 25 July 2014, the Polish Parliament passed on an amendment of the Public Procurement Law.

Disclaimer and rates download subscription

Shoosmiths 19-Aug-2014

A landlord may be deterred from forfeiting the lease of a defaulting tenant because of the cost of business rates liability. What is the position where a lease has been disclaimed?

Read more Company / Commercial briefings

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Media / Entertainment / Sport

IPO Watch — 18 Aug 2014: GoPro’s share price surge download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Aug-2014

Kemp Little discusses GoPro, a manufacturer of wearable cameras popular with extreme sports enthusiasts, and its share price surge following its IPO back in June. 

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.

Glasgow Rangers appeal lost by HMRC... but the case continues download subscription

Gateley 15-Aug-2014

The former Glasgow Rangers Football Club sought to pay bonuses to its players through loaning money to them from a trust, avoiding the need to pay income tax or National Insurance contributions on the payments.

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Video: children and divorce — FAQs when making childcare arrangements download weblink subscription

IBB Solicitors 19-Aug-2014

In this video, Charlotte Leckie, family and matrimonial solicitor at IBB, answers a series of questions on making childcare arrangements.

Flexible working for all employees download subscription

B P Collins 15-Aug-2014

From 30 June 2014, new Flexible Working Regulations, part of the Children and Families Bill 2014, came into force, giving all full-time and part-time employees the right to ask for flexible working.

Increase in divorces in 2012 download subscription

IBB Solicitors 15-Aug-2014

The ONS has reported figures suggesting that a general downward trend in the divorce rate in England and Wales may have been reversed by the recession of 2008–2009.

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Ukrainian legislative developments on Crimea download subscription

Dentons 19-Aug-2014

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted a new law that stipulates the creation of a free economic zone in Crimea for 10 full calendar years.

Innovative SMEs offered IP and tax support download subscription

B P Collins 19-Aug-2014

SMEs are being urged to seek information about tax breaks that could benefit them in terms of growth, innovation and research and development.

New legislation concerning the immobilisation of bearer shares and units download subscription

Allen & Overy 19-Aug-2014

A new Luxembourg act on the immobilisation of bearer shares and units was published in the Luxembourg Official Gazette on 14 August 2014.

Read more Tax briefings

Amendments and supplements to the Bankruptcy Law download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 19-Aug-2014

The amendments and supplements to the Bankruptcy Law that were adopted on 2 August 2014 came into force on 13 August 2014.

Poland: the latest changes in Polish Public Procurement Law — the biggest amendment since 2004 download subscription

Schoenherr 19-Aug-2014

On 25 July 2014, the Polish Parliament passed on an amendment of the Public Procurement Law.

Amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation — effective from 1 July 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Aug-2014

The new amendments to the Russian Civil Code will only apply to legal relationships that emerge after 1 July 2014.

Read more Insolvency & restructuring briefings

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PPP/PFI/Commercial projects

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.

Export control and sanctions update: EU restrictive measures against Russia download subscription

Eversheds 18-Aug-2014

On 31 July 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted Regulation (EU) No 833/2014, which implements Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP of 31 July 2014.

Read more PPP/PFI/Commercial projects briefings

Tech companies taking longer to IPO download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Aug-2014

The latest report on venture capital funding in the tech sector from CB Insights has revealed an interesting trend in the nature of tech businesses coming up to IPO. 

Open data: the Public Data Group publishes a statement of future actions download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Aug-2014

The PDG’s open data statement will be of interest to any business that uses public data and/or wants to develop products and services built using public data.

IPO Watch — 18 Aug 2014: GoPro’s share price surge download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Aug-2014

Kemp Little discusses GoPro, a manufacturer of wearable cameras popular with extreme sports enthusiasts, and its share price surge following its IPO back in June. 

Read more Information Technology briefings

Innovative SMEs offered IP and tax support download subscription

B P Collins 19-Aug-2014

SMEs are being urged to seek information about tax breaks that could benefit them in terms of growth, innovation and research and development.

Top 10 tips for the workplace download subscription

Dentons 18-Aug-2014

Ensuring compliance with Dentons’ top 10 tips list will help to keep your workplace running smoothly.

Life Sciences Spotlight: Chinese regulatory enforcement action showing no signs of slowing down; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 15-Aug-2014

Welcome to the fourth edition of Life Sciences Spotlight.

Read more Intellectual Property briefings

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.

Export control and sanctions update: EU restrictive measures against Russia download subscription

Eversheds 18-Aug-2014

On 31 July 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted Regulation (EU) No 833/2014, which implements Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP of 31 July 2014.

Read more Energy briefings

Don’t forget the 23 September 2014 deadline to ensure your business associate agreements comply with the Omnibus Final Rule download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Aug-2014

Covered entities with business associate agreements that were entered on or before 25 January 2013 must revise their BAAs by 23 September 2014.

Amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation — effective from 1 July 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Aug-2014

The new amendments to the Russian Civil Code will only apply to legal relationships that emerge after 1 July 2014.

Princess of the Stars: typhoon warranties download subscription

7KBW 19-Aug-2014

On 21 June 2008, the passenger cargo vessel Princess of the Stars was lost in the Philippines after sailing into Typhoon Frank.

Read more Insurance and Reinsurance briefings

Poland: the latest changes in Polish Public Procurement Law — the biggest amendment since 2004 download subscription

Schoenherr 19-Aug-2014

On 25 July 2014, the Polish Parliament passed on an amendment of the Public Procurement Law.

Ensure restrictive covenants in a sale agreement are enforceable (as the courts won’t do it for you) download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Aug-2014

The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision in which the judge read words into a restrictive covenant clause to reflect what he determined the parties had in mind at the time of drafting.

Competition and restrictive covenants in leases download subscription

Dentons 15-Aug-2014

A court has held that a user clause proposed in a lease renewal by a local authority landlord which would prohibit the tenant from selling convenience goods and alcohol would breach a prohibition.

Read more Competition/EU briefings

Understanding Forex manipulation download subscription

Collyer Bristow 18-Aug-2014

Stephen Critchley and Robert Andrews describe what the alleged manipulation is; who may have suffered from it; and the ongoing investigations into it.

Cyber security: SMEs more valuable than ever to cyber crime download subscription

IBB Solicitors 18-Aug-2014

In 2013, 41 per cent of small firms fell prey to cyber criminals, with another 10 per cent hit by online fraud and 20 per cent affected by a computer virus.

Protecting your data against a cyber attack download subscription

Minter Ellison 15-Aug-2014

Higher education providers are becoming increasingly popular targets for cyber attacks. 

Read more Crime briefings

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.

Access to finance for SMEs: alternative lending opportunities download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Aug-2014

The government’s stated aim of improving access to finance for SMEs will be bolstered by its recent statement on 6 August 2014.

Amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation — effective from 1 July 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Aug-2014

The new amendments to the Russian Civil Code will only apply to legal relationships that emerge after 1 July 2014.

2014 Nigeria Banking Industry Customer Satisfaction Survey download subscription

KPMG 19-Aug-2014

The Nigerian banking landscape continues to face significant headwinds on its bottom line — both from the top line and costs.

Read more Financial services briefings

Experts in the firing line — Weatherford Global Products Ltd v Hydropath Holdings Ltd and Others download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 19-Aug-2014

Weatherford Global Products Ltd v Hydropath Holdings Ltd and Others concerned the manufacture and supply of the ‘Clearwell Product’.

Property Update — August 2014: planning, energy, construction, noise nuisance and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 15-Aug-2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s real-estate experts bring you the latest property law issues and provide action points to help you and your organisation.

To certify or not to certify — again? A resounding reversal from the Court of Appeal download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 12-Aug-2014

We revisit the case of Hunt and Others v Optima (Cambridge) Ltd and Others after its trip to the Court of Appeal.

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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