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New Luxembourg Institute of Intellectual Property download subscription

Wildgen 15-Sep-2014

For many years, Luxembourg has positioned itself as a welcoming place for innovative companies in an objective of diversification.

Fourth amendment of the Luxembourg and France double tax treaty download subscription

Wildgen 15-Sep-2014

On 5 September 2014, the French and Luxembourg finance ministers signed a protocol amending article 3 of the France-Luxembourg double tax treaty.

Hungary: new advertising tax feels like a bucket of cold ice for some companies download subscription

Schoenherr 11-Sep-2014

Hungary’s new advertising tax may affect regular manufacturing and trading companies active in various industry segments.

Pecuniary penalties introduced for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct download subscription

DLA Piper 10-Sep-2014

The government has passed legislation that will allow pecuniary penalties and infringement notices as remedies for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Possible planning changes for the retail sector weblink subscription

Walker Morris 9-Sep-2014

On 31 July 2014, the government published a technical consultation on further proposals for reform of the planning process.

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Latvia: amendments to the labour law approaching the finish line download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

The employers’ representatives believe that Latvia has higher requirements in comparison with its neighbour countries, but trade unions refuse to give in.

HR e-briefing: continued decline in employment tribunal claims download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

Statistics published by the UK Ministry of Justice for the period of April to June 2014 show a further drop in employment tribunal claims. 

How should you manage a reluctant witness? download subscription

Shoosmiths 16-Sep-2014

An employee or witness who is fearful of giving evidence as part of a disciplinary process can cause difficulties for an employer.

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Fixed overheads under Capital Requirements Regulation clarified: impact on AIFMs and UCITS managers download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

The European Commission has published a draft regulatory technical standard on own-funds requirements for firms based on fixed overheads under article 97 of the CRR. 

Luxembourg reforms its bearer shares regime download subscription

Wildgen 15-Sep-2014

On 16 July 2014, Luxembourg adopted the law concerning the compulsory deposit and immobilisation of shares and units in bearer form.

Private trust companies in the Cayman Islands download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 15-Sep-2014

A private trust company is a privately owned corporate trustee whose sole purpose is to act as trustee to a trust or group of ‘connected’ trusts.

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Breach of the Australian Franchising Code to result in fines download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

As foreshadowed by the coalition government earlier this year, penalties for breach of the Franchising Code of Conduct are to be introduced.

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Fixed overheads under Capital Requirements Regulation clarified: impact on AIFMs and UCITS managers download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

The European Commission has published a draft regulatory technical standard on own-funds requirements for firms based on fixed overheads under article 97 of the CRR. 

Latvia: amendments to the labour law approaching the finish line download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

The employers’ representatives believe that Latvia has higher requirements in comparison with its neighbour countries, but trade unions refuse to give in.

HR e-briefing: continued decline in employment tribunal claims download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

Statistics published by the UK Ministry of Justice for the period of April to June 2014 show a further drop in employment tribunal claims. 

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Fixed overheads under Capital Requirements Regulation clarified: impact on AIFMs and UCITS managers download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

The European Commission has published a draft regulatory technical standard on own-funds requirements for firms based on fixed overheads under article 97 of the CRR. 

Shifting the costs of complying with a Rule 45 subpoena download subscription

Dentons 16-Sep-2014

In some instances, the company should consider a strategy of shifting some of the costs and fees associated with compliance to the party issuing the subpoena.

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Lawbite: business rates — tenant liable while undertaking fitting-out works download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

Tenants who go into possession of premises to begin fitting out works may assume that they will not be liable to pay business rates until such time as the premises are ready to trade. 

Court of Appeal decision on repeat guarantees — September 2014 download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 16-Sep-2014

The Court of Appeal in has considered the effect of a lease provision requiring a repeat guarantee as a condition of landlord’s consent on intragroup assignment.

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    Italy: Diversity strategy

    Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue

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    Regional bar: Commerce raiders

    The regions might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with London on criminal justice issues but there is everything to fight for when it comes to commercial work