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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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New California legislation mandates paid sick days for employees download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 22-Sep-2014

On 10 September 2014, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. 

Scotland votes ‘no’ in independence referendum: what does it mean? download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 22-Sep-2014

The following commentary provides a brief overview of the short to medium term changes expected in the post referendum environment.

Be Global — September 2014: employment newsletter download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Sep-2014

Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.

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Corporate Briefings

October 2014 — health and safety legislation download subscription

Shoosmiths 22-Sep-2014

From 1 October 2014, three new pieces of safety legislation will come into force in the UK. 

Scotland votes ‘no’ in independence referendum: what does it mean? download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 22-Sep-2014

The following commentary provides a brief overview of the short to medium term changes expected in the post referendum environment.

The perils of office jargon: ‘The WAOC, APM and AFR are ready for you’ — no, me neither download subscription

Baker Tilly 22-Sep-2014

Have you noticed how each firm develops its own special language in the form of three- or four-letter acronyms?

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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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How intellectual property issues are affecting retailers weblink subscription

Walker Morris 18-Sep-2014

The courts have decided a number of high-profile cases this summer in which retailers have been involved in intellectual property disputes.

The rise of article 8 ECHR defences to possession claims — introductory tenancies weblink subscription

Walker Morris 15-Sep-2014

Southend-On-Sea Borough Council v Armour is a tenancy repossession case in which the tenant invoked a successful article 8 defence.

Compulsory equal-pay audits — giving equal-pay law more bite weblink subscription

Walker Morris 15-Sep-2014

The draft Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014 are due to come into force on 1 October 2014.

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Limitation issues in mis-selling claims download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 22-Sep-2014

In Kays Hotels v Barclays Bank, the Commercial Court refused a strike-out application that was based on a bank’s argument that the claim was time-barred. 

Interpretation of tradable financial instruments — textual analysis vs the iterative approach download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 22-Sep-2014

The High Court and the Court of Appeal have considered and applied the principles for the interpretation of a contract in the context of a tradable financial instrument.

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Limitation issues in mis-selling claims download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 22-Sep-2014

In Kays Hotels v Barclays Bank, the Commercial Court refused a strike-out application that was based on a bank’s argument that the claim was time-barred. 

Early termination provisions in the 1992 ISDA master agreement download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 22-Sep-2014

In Lehman Brothers Finance SA v SAL Oppenheim JR & CIE KGAA, the Commercial Court considered the early termination provisions of the 1992 ISDA master agreement.

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