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This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 17 May 2015

17-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

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The gas pipeline, the Cold War and the Black Sea download

Karanovic & Nikolic

Russia is unlikely to sit idly by as the EU plans new energy corridor.

Supreme Court grants permission to appeal in ‘minimum income requirement’ case download subscription

No5 Chambers 22-May-2015

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal in MM (Lebanon) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department. 

The myth of the compensation culture download subscription

Stewarts Law 22-May-2015

There is a distorted perception that anyone who has suffered a personal injury can seek compensatory damages, when in fact, there needs to be someone at fault. .

Whistleblowing and interim relief download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 22-May-2015

Can an employee who says he was dismissed for blowing the whistle get his job back? Rachel Irwin outlines the remedy of interim relief and its risks for employers.

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Whistleblowing and interim relief download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 22-May-2015

Can an employee who says he was dismissed for blowing the whistle get his job back? Rachel Irwin outlines the remedy of interim relief and its risks for employers.

EU exit would hamper employer influence download subscription

B P Collins 21-May-2015

”Leaving the EU would be unspeakably bad for business.”

Age discrimination: reasoning of the decision-maker remains central download subscription

Shoosmiths 20-May-2015

The Court of Appeal has given guidance on how employment tribunals should approach the question of causation in discrimination cases.  

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Contemplating collaborations: charities and NGOs working together download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 22-May-2015

Some common themes often arise when charities and NGOs are considering collaboration or merger. Tom McNeil gives his top five tips for those thinking about collaboration.

White-collar crime in Serbia download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 21-May-2015

The majority of criminal behaviours are quite universal, but what usually differs, among different jurisdictions, are the punishments and procedures of detection and the processing of the crimes. 

Bermuda public companies update: three new US listings download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 21-May-2015

Since our last edition three Bermuda companies have completed listings on the NYSE and Nasdaq. 

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InVest monthly update – May 2015: ESMA's new third country CCPs; FCA guidance on MTF rulebooks; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 22-May-2015

This month’s roundup of developments affecting banks, wealth managers, brokers and funds.

Deposits and property transactions – the basics download subscription

Gateley 22-May-2015

In property transactions a deposit is usually paid by the buyer. In the event that the buyer does not complete its purchase the seller is usually able to keep the deposit and any interest accrued on it.

Bermuda public companies update: three new US listings download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 21-May-2015

Since our last edition three Bermuda companies have completed listings on the NYSE and Nasdaq. 

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Deposits and property transactions – the basics download subscription

Gateley 22-May-2015

In property transactions a deposit is usually paid by the buyer. In the event that the buyer does not complete its purchase the seller is usually able to keep the deposit and any interest accrued on it.

Deregulation Act: regularising tenancy deposit rules weblink subscription

Walker Morris 22-May-2015

Landlords must protect tenants’ deposits and provide tenants with prescribed information, regardless of when the tenancy commenced and when the deposit was received. 

The new Stamp Duty rules download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 22-May-2015

Also; significant rises in the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings. 

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The myth of the compensation culture download subscription

Stewarts Law 22-May-2015

There is a distorted perception that anyone who has suffered a personal injury can seek compensatory damages, when in fact, there needs to be someone at fault. .

Contemplating collaborations: charities and NGOs working together download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 22-May-2015

Some common themes often arise when charities and NGOs are considering collaboration or merger. Tom McNeil gives his top five tips for those thinking about collaboration.

Deregulation Act: regularising tenancy deposit rules weblink subscription

Walker Morris 22-May-2015

Landlords must protect tenants’ deposits and provide tenants with prescribed information, regardless of when the tenancy commenced and when the deposit was received. 

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Media / Entertainment / Sport

Mirror Group judgment and phone-hacking litigation – comment by Steven Heffer download subscription

Collyer Bristow 22-May-2015

The judgment represents a turning point in the phone-hacking litigation, says Collyer Bristow’s Steven Heffer

Contract by conduct: a cautionary tale weblink subscription

Walker Morris 22-May-2015

The Commercial Court has served a salutary reminder that parties should not become complacent towards the close of contractual negotiations. 

Mark v Marc: Adidas accuses Marc Jacobs of trademark infringement download subscription

Shoosmiths 20-May-2015

Adidas AG recently filed a claim against Marc Jacobs International LLC in the US Federal Court for allegedly infringing its iconic Three Stripes trademark.

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Supreme Court grants permission to appeal in ‘minimum income requirement’ case download subscription

No5 Chambers 22-May-2015

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal in MM (Lebanon) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department. 

Surrogacy law in the UK and abroad download subscription

Goodman Derrick 19-May-2015

There are reportedly 1,500 children born to UK parents in overseas jurisdictions each year. 

Need for improved support to brain injury victims download subscription

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 19-May-2015

Someone is admitted to a UK hospital with an acquired brain injury every 90 seconds.

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The new Stamp Duty rules download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 22-May-2015

Also; significant rises in the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings. 

IP tax breaks in Italy download subscription

NCTM 21-May-2015

Tax exemptions for patents and IP income.

EU: innovation incentives and state aid download subscription

NCTM 21-May-2015

Reducing the tax burden does not necessarily constitute state aid.

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Serving debtors through social media download subscription

Gateley 20-May-2015

For the first time, the Court has permitted a trustee in bankruptcy to tell a bankrupt of bankruptcy proceedings by posting on their Facebook page.

Court assists creditors: Davy v Pickering weblink subscription

Walker Morris 11-May-2015

Some 10 years after having received advice from the defendant the claimant learned that the advice had been negligent and had caused him loss. 

Compulsory liquidation – the validation order checklist download subscription

Gateley 8-May-2015

High Court clarifies the approach to be taken when applying for a validation order.

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VAT exemptions in Montenegro download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 15-May-2015

How to apply for a tax exemption to build facilities such as luxury hotels and energy plants.

School construction projects – contractor insolvency download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 6-May-2015

The decision to invest in a construction project is a major event for an educational establishment. So, if the contractor becomes insolvent, this can cause significant problems.

Czech Republic: public procurement rule changes download subscription

Schoenherr 6-May-2015

Tender procedure may now continue even when there is only a single bid, and other changes.

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Cyber client update – May 2015: cybersecurity statistics; notable regulatory actions; and data breach case study download subscription

Herzog Fox & Neeman 20-May-2015

The updates and cases included in this update emphasis how cybersecurity has become as much a legal issue as a technical one.

Serving debtors through social media download subscription

Gateley 20-May-2015

For the first time, the Court has permitted a trustee in bankruptcy to tell a bankrupt of bankruptcy proceedings by posting on their Facebook page.

The dangers of social media in the workplace download subscription

Collyer Bristow 20-May-2015

Social media can do an immense amount of good but we have also seen what happens when it goes wrong. Recently a number of cases have involved social media users.

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Damages under a cross-undertaking: Krka award confirmed download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 22-May-2015

£27m award for delays to generic capsules launch is upheld.

Novartis loses medicinal patch patent battle download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 22-May-2015

Decision clears the way for the launch of ‘generic’  patches

Across the EUniverse: the Patent Box; Horizon 2020 programme; incentives for innovations in IP; and more download subscription

NCTM 21-May-2015

Across the EUniverse is designed to show why the EU is important: each month it follows and monitors different issues that are likely to have an impact on our daily business lives.

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Aarhus Convention on the environment – infringement procedure against Austria download subscription

Schoenherr 20-May-2015

The problem in implementing the third pillar of the convention in Austria is that the EU has not yet issued a directive.

Onshore wind farm subsidies to end download subscription

B P Collins 20-May-2015

The Government is looking to fast-track new laws that would mean the end of state subsidies for onshore wind farms, according to the new Energy and Climate Change Secretary.

UAE: DEWA invites tenders from EPC contractors for a solar PVRO desalination plant download subscription

Eversheds 18-May-2015

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority issued a tender inviting companies to submit bids for the design, installation and testing and commissioning of a pilot solar powered water pumping and reverse osmosis water desalination system.

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The myth of the compensation culture download subscription

Stewarts Law 22-May-2015

There is a distorted perception that anyone who has suffered a personal injury can seek compensatory damages, when in fact, there needs to be someone at fault. .

Legal costs insurance in Ireland: de-risking litigation download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 20-May-2015

Court of Appeal confirms that ATE (‘after the event’) insurance is part of the Irish legal landscape.

Insurance Act 2015: a new landscape? download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 15-May-2015

Addleshaws presents a visual guide to the new landscape of insurance law under the Insurance Act 2015 Act, focusing on key changes concerning business insurance law.

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EU: innovation incentives and state aid download subscription

NCTM 21-May-2015

Reducing the tax burden does not necessarily constitute state aid.

EU exit would hamper employer influence download subscription

B P Collins 21-May-2015

”Leaving the EU would be unspeakably bad for business.”

Aarhus Convention on the environment – infringement procedure against Austria download subscription

Schoenherr 20-May-2015

The problem in implementing the third pillar of the convention in Austria is that the EU has not yet issued a directive.

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White-collar crime in Serbia download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 21-May-2015

The majority of criminal behaviours are quite universal, but what usually differs, among different jurisdictions, are the punishments and procedures of detection and the processing of the crimes. 

The worrying attitude of women toward drink-driving download subscription

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 20-May-2015

There are no excuses – it is a life-threatening crime people choose to commit

The five essential elements of corporate compliance download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 18-May-2015

While the formulation of global guidance varies, there are five key themes.

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Going solo: the pros and cons of direct sourcing download subscription

Totum 15-May-2015

Some useful do’s and don’ts about a recruitment strategy that is becoming more popular among law firms.

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.

InVest monthly update – May 2015: ESMA's new third country CCPs; FCA guidance on MTF rulebooks; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 22-May-2015

This month’s roundup of developments affecting banks, wealth managers, brokers and funds.

Australia facilitates expansion of exchange traded funds download subscription

Minter Ellison 20-May-2015

The ASX has amended its operating rules to enhance disclosure requirements and facilitate the expansion of exchange traded funds.

BVI launches two funds products download subscription

Ogier 20-May-2015

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission has introduced two new funds products, the ‘Incubator Fund’ and the ‘Approved Fund’.

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When does contractor delay amount to an entitlement to terminate? download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 22-May-2015

Delay is a common problem in construction projects and can have costly implications. Before electing to terminate on grounds of contractor delay, there are a number of factors that should be considered.

Construction: the cladding crisis in Australia download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 21-May-2015

The risks of using non-complaint building materials and how to identify, mitigate or avoid them.

Time is right for infrastructure innovation weblink subscription

Baker & McKenzie 18-May-2015

In this video Martin Irwin speaks about new approaches to infrastructure options.

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The new Stamp Duty rules download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 22-May-2015

Also; significant rises in the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings. 

IP tax breaks in Italy download subscription

NCTM 21-May-2015

Tax exemptions for patents and IP income.

EU: innovation incentives and state aid download subscription

NCTM 21-May-2015

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