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UK retail finance market likely to face CMA investigation download subscription

Eversheds 28-Jul-2014

There should be a market investigation into the markets for banking services for SMEs and the supply of personal current accounts, according to the CMA.

The FCA marches down the road to competition concurrency download subscription

Dentons 16-Jul-2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is currently preparing for the award of concurrent competition enforcement powers on 1 April 2015.

Does ex-ante regulation work? download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 26-Jun-2014

John Schmidt provides an outline of where we are in terms of ex-ante vs ex-post; reflects on past issues in sectoral regulation; and discusses future challenges.

The FCA’s 2014–15 Business Plan and annual Risk Outlook from a secured lending perspective download subscription

Eversheds 14-Apr-2014

As it moves into its second year as the FCA, the FCA has recently published its Business Plan for 2014–15 and its second annual Risk Outlook.

InSure — March 2014: 2014 Budget; the FCA’s new competition role; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 1-Apr-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the March 2014 edition of its InSure publication, which rounds up developments affecting the insurance industry. 

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RPI to CPI: court allows switch for both past and future service download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

A recent case involving two Arcadia pension schemes shows the court allowing a switch from RPI to CPI, for both past and future service.

Protecting your market and goodwill; post-termination restrictions and stepping rights upheld download subscription

Eversheds 29-Aug-2014

In Carewatch Care Services v Focus Caring Service and Others, Mr Justice Henderson had to consider the enforceability of standard post-termination restrictions.

MOL safety blitz results show many new businesses non-compliant with basic requirements download subscription

Dentons 29-Aug-2014

A recent MOL safety blitz has shown that many new small businesses violate basic legal requirements such as posting a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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Is your website legal? download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

This briefing summarises some of the key information has to be disclosed by website operators.

Companies Bill 2012 download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 29-Aug-2014

The Companies Bill 2012, due to be enacted shortly, is one of the longest pieces of legislation ever to come before the Oireachtas.

Technology acquisitions round-up — Facebook acquires LiveRail; Apple acquires Beats Electronics; and more download subscription

Eversheds 29-Aug-2014

In this briefing, Eversheds sets out a choice pick of mergers and acquisitions from 2014 so far.

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The FCA marches down the road to competition concurrency download subscription

Dentons 16-Jul-2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is currently preparing for the award of concurrent competition enforcement powers on 1 April 2015.

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Further developments for competition in the energy sector weblink subscription

Walker Morris 20-Aug-2014

Ofgem and DECC have jointly published an action plan of measures to encourage the growth of independent energy suppliers.

HMRC gets tough on tax avoidance schemes weblink subscription

Walker Morris 15-Aug-2014

The Finance Act 2014 will change the economics of using tax avoidance schemes by requiring payment of disputed tax upfront in cases involving numerous marketed tax management schemes,

Hot topics for the Groceries Code Adjudicator weblink subscription

Walker Morris 6-Aug-2014

The Groceries Code Adjudicator was established to investigate whether a ‘designated retailer’ has breached the Groceries Supply Code of Conduct.

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Lehman Brothers: Pensions Regulator settles for full buy-out cost download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The Pensions Regulator’s financial support direction case against various companies in the Lehman Brothers group has settled.

RPI to CPI: court allows switch for both past and future service download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

A recent case involving two Arcadia pension schemes shows the court allowing a switch from RPI to CPI, for both past and future service.

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Lehman Brothers: Pensions Regulator settles for full buy-out cost download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The Pensions Regulator’s financial support direction case against various companies in the Lehman Brothers group has settled.

Is your website legal? download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

This briefing summarises some of the key information has to be disclosed by website operators.

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