Over 55 and in debt: Is your pension pot safe? download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 2-Mar-2015

There are two conflicting High Court decisions dealing with the question of whether a trustee in bankruptcy can force a bankrupt to draw down his pension so it can be made available to creditors.

Global Employment Lawyer: unresolved issues in Egyptian labour law, tips for dealing with redundancy in China and more download subscription

Dentons 13-Feb-2015

Significant trends and developments in the area of global employment and labour law.

New Environment Agency enforcement approach to CRC and EU ETS download subscription

Dentons 11-Feb-2015

The Environment Agency has published a new annex to its Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance to cover breaches under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, EU Emissions Trading Scheme and climate change agreements.

Fruit machines and Blue Monkeys: can administrators be personally liable for converting ROT goods? download subscription

11 Stone Buildings 6-Feb-2015

The recent decision in Blue Monkey Gaming Ltd v Hudson & Ors provides some useful guidance for administrators and retention of title claimants.

Insolvencies fall to nine-year low download subscription

B P Collins 2-Feb-2015

Fewer than 100,000 people became insolvent last year — the first time the total figure has dipped below that threshold since 2005.

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Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA and professionals group breakfast seminar download subscription

Dentons 2-Mar-2015

CRA representatives provided an update on two topics: 1) online CRA e-services, and 2) Regulation 102 and Regulation 105 waivers for non-residents.

Hotel operator expenses taxable in India – operators and owners beware download

Khaitan & Co 2-Mar-2015

Mumbai decision may have significant implications for the tax positions of hotel owners and operators in India.

Britons should protect their digital legacy when drawing up a will download subscription

B P Collins 27-Feb-2015

People need to consider their digital legacy when drawing up a will. Only around 25% of online bank account holders have arranged for their details to be passed on.

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Corporate Briefings

Countdown to the Hong Kong competition ordinance – five steps to compliance heaven download subscription

Eversheds 2-Mar-2015

A few simple measures for you to take as you prepare to comply with the Competition Ordinance that will introduce cross-sector competition law rules to Hong Kong this year.

Public procurement in emerging Europe: challenges and opportunities download subscription

Eversheds 2-Mar-2015

€170bn (£120bn) of the EU’s 2014-2020 budget is earmarked for 10 former Eastern bloc countries, much of it being spent on infrastructure and energy projects. Of these, Poland represents the largest market.

Offshore Case Digest: issue 8 download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 25-Feb-2015

A high-level summary of the major commercial cases decided in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

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Bankruptcy — vesting of causes of action, hybrid claims and limitation download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 7-Oct-2014

On the making of a bankruptcy order, the bankrupt’s estate vests in the trustee in bankruptcy. However, it is not always clear exactly what falls within the bankrupt’s estate.

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Insolvency litigation briefing: February 2015 download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 2-Mar-2015

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

Vehicle finance drives strong car sales download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 27-Feb-2015

Greg Standing looks at the different factors contributing to growth in UK car sales, the impact of PCP products on the industry and both the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in the future. 

Back to basics – signing your documents correctly download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 26-Feb-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s non-contentious engineering and construction experts provide their top 10 tips for executing documents. 

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Litigation Briefings

Italy: which law applies in a clawback action? download subscription

NCTM 2-Mar-2015

A clawback action based on Italian insolvency laws in a procedure opened in Italy can have wider limits when the transaction is governed by a foreign law.

Secondary meaning and the strong protection of a weak trade mark download subscription

NCTM 2-Mar-2015

The Italian Supreme Court of Cassation has issued a ruling regarding the extent of protection of weak trade marks based on the doctrine of  ‘secondary meaning’.

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Company Briefings

Italy: which law applies in a clawback action? download subscription

NCTM 2-Mar-2015

A clawback action based on Italian insolvency laws in a procedure opened in Italy can have wider limits when the transaction is governed by a foreign law.

Court of Appeal orders security for costs in winding up download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 2-Mar-2015

The CoA says there nothing in the CWR which does not enable an order for security for costs against a non-resident limited liability company in proceedings. 

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