Retail banking worse than energy for consumer switching, says CMA download subscription
The Competition and Markets Authority has found that competition between banks in the retail banking sector is not as meaningful as it should be.
Ireland: new UCITS regulations download subscription
The Central Bank of Ireland has published regulations that consolidate into one location all of the requirements that it imposes on UCITS, UCITS management companies and depositaries of UCITS.
Forex code on track for 2017 download subscription
…but it will be down to governments to devise sanctions
Mortgage competition: FCA seeks views download subscription
Is the UK’s mortgage market being hindered by competition? That is the question being posed to the industry by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Guidance on the FCA's concurrent competition powers download subscription
The FCA now has the power to regulate competition in the financial services sector.
Guidance on the FCA's new powers over competition subscription
Luxembourg: implementation of the UCITS V directive subscription
Italy: clarification on complex financial products subscription
Taxation of termination payments: all change? download subscription
When an employment relationship comes to an end, the tax-efficient structuring of termination payments is key.
Age discrimination – against younger workers download subscription
Recent case shows how discrimination can work both ways.
UNISON ET fees challenge – update download subscription
Could a single mother who works full-time in a secretarial role at a university “realistically afford” to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal?
Why incorporate a start-up in the BVI? download subscription
BVI company law is based on Delaware law that has been anglicised.
Listing special purpose vehicles on the CI Securities Exchange download subscription
Special purpose acquisition companies or cash shells are now allowed to list.
Merger control in Uzbekistan download subscription
The Competition Law now also governs merger control in financial markets, whereas the previous Law applied only to commodity markets.
From the firm of the week
After Safe Harbour: implications for employers download subscription
Shoosmiths considers the impact upon UK employers who transfer employee data to their US parent companies and suggests next steps.
Businesses to pick up the bill for training up the workforce download subscription
As the government seeks to resolve the UK’s skills gap and reduce net migration into the UK, Shoosmiths examines two new charges which are proposed to be levied on businesses.
Penalty clauses in construction contracts download subscription
Earlier this month the Supreme Court gave judgment in two combined cases concerning the law relating to contractual penalty clauses.
Yandex v Google: antitrust case in Russia download subscription
A case was opened with respect to Google Inc, Google Ireland Ltd and ??? Google upon an application of OOO Yandex.
This week’s top briefings writers from TheLawyer.com cover regulatory and competition sectors issues.
A hi-tech sector on a roll, growing Chinese investor interest, rows over competition law and booming M&A – things are buzzing for Israel’s lawyers.
UK competition lawyers have a new regulator and new rules to follow when handling mergers. Is it ‘business as usual’ as the old OFT and CC promised?
Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country