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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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The ‘IT fall guy’: beware of making your manager a scapegoat download subscription

Shoosmiths 20-Aug-2014

Mr J Linwood v British Broadcasting Corporation sends a clear reminder to employers to carefully manage the performance failures of their managers.

How to draft disciplinary outcome letters download subscription

Shoosmiths 20-Aug-2014

Shoosmiths’ Michael Hardiman suggests 10 top tips for drafting disciplinary outcome letters.

Twenty-day jail sentence for employee who released employer’s confidential information in breach of court order download subscription

Dentons 20-Aug-2014

A former employee received a 20-day jail sentence after she disclosed the plaintiffs’ confidential business methods and disparaged their business reputation.

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Insurance Block Exemption — under review download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 20-Aug-2014

The European Commission has launched a consultation on the functioning and future of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (IBER).

Lenders beware: the dangers of being a ‘shadow director’ download subscription

Gateley 20-Aug-2014

A shadow director may be someone who is openly involved in managing a company or someone who lurks ‘in the shadows’ behind the scenes. 

Poland: the latest changes in Polish Public Procurement Law — the biggest amendment since 2004 download subscription

Schoenherr 19-Aug-2014

On 25 July 2014, the Polish Parliament passed on an amendment of the Public Procurement Law.

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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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The ‘IT fall guy’: beware of making your manager a scapegoat download subscription

Shoosmiths 20-Aug-2014

Mr J Linwood v British Broadcasting Corporation sends a clear reminder to employers to carefully manage the performance failures of their managers.

How to draft disciplinary outcome letters download subscription

Shoosmiths 20-Aug-2014

Shoosmiths’ Michael Hardiman suggests 10 top tips for drafting disciplinary outcome letters.

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Insurance Block Exemption — under review download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 20-Aug-2014

The European Commission has launched a consultation on the functioning and future of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (IBER).

English contract law and oral contracts — your word may still be your bond download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 20-Aug-2014

Whoever said ‘a verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on’ did not have this quite right and recent case law confirms they actually had it quite wrong.

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