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This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 29 March 2015

29-Mar-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Budget 2015 and its impact on North Sea oil and gas, partnership and business

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Germanwings crash compensation: what we know download subscription

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Some families are expected to get less than $100,000, while others will receive millions.

Italy: companies held by public agencies and bankruptcy download subscription

NCTM 1-Apr-2015

Public entities are exempt from bankruptcy, but not companies that are carrying out business, even though they are held by public agencies, according to recent decisions.

Copyright: weak similarity of substantial elements avoids plagiarism download subscription

NCTM 1-Apr-2015

The Italian Court of Cassation has ruled on plagiarism of a creative work, focusing on the requirements that the plagiaristic work should own to establish or avoid the infringement.

Mitigating the impact of higher court fees download subscription

Shoosmiths 1-Apr-2015

In March significant increases in the cost of issuing proceedings for money claims came into force. It is likely that claims of mid- to high-value will be most affected.

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Holiday pay: Leicester tribunal fails to unlock all the answers download subscription

Shoosmiths 1-Apr-2015

Employers should review contracts, commission schemes and holiday pay processes to ensure they are compliant with the new requirements. 

Budget 2015: employment-related changes download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 1-Apr-2015

As well as the minimum wage and tax changes, pensions, special purpose share schemes and company cars are getting a political tweak.

Leaving a paper trail… is it really necessary? download subscription

Collas Crill 1-Apr-2015

Common sense, many of you may think – but many Channel Island employers still fail to document instances of misconduct or poor performance.

Read more Employment briefings

Budget 2015: employment-related changes download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 1-Apr-2015

As well as the minimum wage and tax changes, pensions, special purpose share schemes and company cars are getting a political tweak.

Data Issues Roundup, 27 March: unlimited fines; cross-device tracking; a provocateurs database; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 31-Mar-2015

Also; South Korea passes world’s first Cloud law; Russia says companies can store personal data abroad; and more.

Crisis in the Med: understanding the issues around rescue at sea weblink subscription

Ince & Co 31-Mar-2015

Advisers need appreciation of the underlying issues to best advise clients faced with often difficult decisions.

Read more Corporate briefings

Financing of North Sea oil and gas – a restructuring and insolvency perspective download subscription

Dentons 1-Apr-2015

Until recently, there was little call for restructuring and turnaround specialists in the UK to focus on the oil and gas industry. That has now undoubtedly changed.

Receivables finance – overriding blocks to assignment download subscription

Dentons 1-Apr-2015

The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act received Royal Assent on 26 March and, when implemented, is expected to produce a huge boost in SME receivables finance.

Recent LMA LIBOR related changes – their possible impact on Islamic finance documents download subscription

Dentons 1-Apr-2015

This briefing explains how one of the recent Loan Market Association (LMA) changes may affect Islamic finance transactions.

Read more Banking / Finance briefings

Mortgage approvals at a six-month high download subscription

B P Collins 1-Apr-2015

…and property economist Matthew Pointon says mortgage lending will rise further in the next few months. 

Deregulation and assured shorthold tenancies download subscription

Goodman Derrick 31-Mar-2015

Landlords who grant ASTs must wend their way through a minefield of legislation. Some of the changes the Deregulation Bil will bring into force are not likely to ease that burden.

Heating supply: landlords’ duties and client action points download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 31-Mar-2015

 The minimum size for a ’district heat network’ is two buildings and one final customer, and many other things landlords need to know.

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Italy: companies held by public agencies and bankruptcy download subscription

NCTM 1-Apr-2015

Public entities are exempt from bankruptcy, but not companies that are carrying out business, even though they are held by public agencies, according to recent decisions.

Retailers: get ready for the Consumer Rights Bill weblink subscription

Walker Morris 1-Apr-2015

Retailers have a fast-closing window of opportunity to get on board with the requirements of the new legislation.

Budget 2015: employment-related changes download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 1-Apr-2015

As well as the minimum wage and tax changes, pensions, special purpose share schemes and company cars are getting a political tweak.

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Media / Entertainment / Sport

More cheer for the licensed trade – sing and dance away! download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 1-Apr-2015

The laws on entertainment are to be further relaxed.

General election: the Lobbying Act and self-censorship download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 1-Apr-2015

Many charities are self-censoring their campaigning activities to avoid satisfying the “purpose test”.  

General election: campaigning and advertising download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 1-Apr-2015

From mud-slinging to online ads – the key legal issues facing political parties on the campaign trail.

Read more Media / Entertainment / Sport briefings

Jersey: family-friendly rights and flexible working are coming download subscription

Collas Crill 1-Apr-2015

From September employees in Jersey will have the right to ask their employer for flexible working.

Family court key decisions review, Part 1: local authority failings download subscription

No5 Chambers 31-Mar-2015

In the first of a series of quarterly round-ups Kathryn Taylor reviews some of the key decisions of the family court, with the emphasis on local authority failings. 

Imminent employment law changes download subscription

Goodman Derrick 31-Mar-2015

From 5 April 2015, statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, additional paternity and shared parental pay will be £139.58 per week.

Read more Family briefings

Budget 2015: employment-related changes download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 1-Apr-2015

As well as the minimum wage and tax changes, pensions, special purpose share schemes and company cars are getting a political tweak.

Have you or your client had an accelerated payment notice from HMRC? download subscription

Stewarts Law 31-Mar-2015

If so, it is important to act quickly to ensure you keep your options open 

Budget 2015: summary of key tax provisions download subscription

Goodman Derrick 31-Mar-2015

A number of developments relevant to tax planning were included in the Budget, the key points of which are summarised in this briefing.

Read more Tax briefings

Italy: companies held by public agencies and bankruptcy download subscription

NCTM 1-Apr-2015

Public entities are exempt from bankruptcy, but not companies that are carrying out business, even though they are held by public agencies, according to recent decisions.

Insolvency litigation briefing – March 2015 download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Apr-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s dedicated insolvency litigation team brings you its monthly update on the cases and issues affecting the insolvency and fraud investigation industry. 

Financing of North Sea oil and gas – a restructuring and insolvency perspective download subscription

Dentons 1-Apr-2015

Until recently, there was little call for restructuring and turnaround specialists in the UK to focus on the oil and gas industry. That has now undoubtedly changed.

Read more Insolvency & restructuring briefings

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PPP/PFI/Commercial projects

Whither statutory protection for chief officers? The new rules are a botch-up download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 30-Mar-2015

The new regulations have been rushed in without consultation and, frankly, are full of holes. 

New greenfield project: Madrid’s City of Justice download subscription

Dentons 20-Mar-2015

The project foresees the construction of a new town district in the outskirts of Madrid where all the courts of justice of the capital will be gathered.

Public procurement guide 2015 – Germany download subscription

Dentons 20-Mar-2015

A practical cross-border insight into public procurement. 

Read more PPP/PFI/Commercial projects briefings

Privacy watchdog: baring its teeth to protect consumers download subscription

Shoosmiths 1-Apr-2015

In our increasingly complex world information security and data misuse is under ever greater scrutiny. One cannot help but wonder if this spike in awareness is a sign of things to come.

Bitcoin: a viable security asset? download subscription

Dentons 1-Apr-2015

A question customers are likely to ask financiers is, “Will you accept Bitcoin (or another virtual currency) as a form of collateral?” 

The social media case files: tread carefully download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 1-Apr-2015

Central to any tribunal’s decision-making will be the extent to which an employer communicated a social media policy, among other factors.

Read more Information Technology briefings

Copyright: weak similarity of substantial elements avoids plagiarism download subscription

NCTM 1-Apr-2015

The Italian Court of Cassation has ruled on plagiarism of a creative work, focusing on the requirements that the plagiaristic work should own to establish or avoid the infringement.

Government response to call for reform of groundless threats provisions in IP law download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Apr-2015

A strong indication as to the direction of travel of future legislation.

Charity and Social Enterprise Update (UK) — Spring 2015 download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 31-Mar-2015

The implications of the draft Protection of Charities bill, which proposes significant increases to the Charity Commission’s powers. 

Read more Intellectual Property briefings

Climate Change Newsletter – Paris Climate Conference; US EPA's Clean Power Plan; and more download subscription

Dentons 1-Apr-2015

Dentons’ newsletter presents an overview of current developments globally in the climate change space.

Heating supply: landlords’ duties and client action points download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 31-Mar-2015

 The minimum size for a ’district heat network’ is two buildings and one final customer, and many other things landlords need to know.

Draft maritime zones bill to clear the water for oil and gas exploration download subscription

Barnea & Co Law Offices 30-Mar-2015

The recent decision of the Antitrust Commissioner illustrates the absence of an orderly legislative framework to regulate all matters pertaining to oil and gas exploration and production in Israel.

Read more Energy briefings

The £9m box-ticking blunder: the devil is in the detail download

Stewarts Law 31-Mar-2015

An analysis of public body liability in the wake of a £9m Companies House administrative blunder. 

Insurance Act 2015: the most significant changes ever? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 30-Mar-2015

Biggest changes to British commercial insurance law for at least 100 years.

Finance litigation – lending: sue the right party; credit broker liability; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 27-Mar-2015

Review of the latest cases and issues affecting the lending industry.

Read more Insurance and Reinsurance briefings

Draft maritime zones bill to clear the water for oil and gas exploration download subscription

Barnea & Co Law Offices 30-Mar-2015

The recent decision of the Antitrust Commissioner illustrates the absence of an orderly legislative framework to regulate all matters pertaining to oil and gas exploration and production in Israel.

Patents: when Article 84 scrutiny is permitted in opposition proceedings download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 30-Mar-2015

Welcome clarity from the European Patent Office as to the scope of claim ‘examination’ in the course of post-grant amendment proceedings. 

Key unanswered questions about the FCA’s new concurrent competition powers download subscription

Dentons 26-Mar-2015

If a regulated firm gets full immunity from the FCA for a competition law infringement, will it be fined in any event for breaching FSMA? And other burning questions.

Read more Competition/EU briefings

‘Private’ bribery in Australia download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 31-Mar-2015

In what circumstances is “private” bribery a criminal offence?

Germanwings crash compensation: what we know download subscription

Stewarts Law 30-Mar-2015

Some families are expected to get less than $100,000, while others will receive millions.

Unlimited fines on horizon for regulatory offences download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 30-Mar-2015

Sanctions for regulatory offences, particularly for larger corporates, set to increase substantially. 

Read more Crime briefings

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.

Video: Totum talks — law and the role of the Big Four weblink subscription

Totum 5-Feb-2015

Tim Skipper talks to Stephen Allen at DLA Piper and Mark Smith at LexisNexis about the role the Big Four have to play in the legal services market of the future.

Recent LMA LIBOR related changes – their possible impact on Islamic finance documents download subscription

Dentons 1-Apr-2015

This briefing explains how one of the recent Loan Market Association (LMA) changes may affect Islamic finance transactions.

MiFID, MiFID 2, where are you? We got some work to do now download subscription

Dentons 1-Apr-2015

The current Markets in Financial Instruments Directive has been replaced by a new Directive and Regulation. This article highlights the major areas of change and the timescales for achieving it.

Dacheng provides advice to Zhuhai Ltech Technology on NEEQ listing

Dacheng 31-Mar-2015

Zhuhai Ltech Technology was successfully listed on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ) system on 9 March 2015, with advice from Dacheng. 

Read more Financial services briefings

New CDM Regulations: what is changing (and what do you need to do)? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 1-Apr-2015

The draft Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 are in the process of being approved by Parliament. This briefing highlights the key changes.

When will the Court agree to stay the enforcement of an adjudication decision? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 1-Apr-2015

In February the Court for the first time granted a partial stay due to the paying party’s financial difficulties. This was considered to be a rare case but it is likely that we will now see parties seeking to persuade the Court that their circumstances also merit a partial stay.

An engineer’s duties: Goldswain and Hale v Beltec Ltd and AIMS download subscription

Gateley 31-Mar-2015

When their house collapsed in November 2012, Mr Goldswain and Ms Hale were left in a terrible position.

Read more Construction briefings

Italy: companies held by public agencies and bankruptcy download subscription

NCTM 1-Apr-2015

Public entities are exempt from bankruptcy, but not companies that are carrying out business, even though they are held by public agencies, according to recent decisions.

Holiday pay: Leicester tribunal fails to unlock all the answers download subscription

Shoosmiths 1-Apr-2015

Employers should review contracts, commission schemes and holiday pay processes to ensure they are compliant with the new requirements. 

Budget 2015: employment-related changes download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 1-Apr-2015

As well as the minimum wage and tax changes, pensions, special purpose share schemes and company cars are getting a political tweak.

Read more In-House briefings

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