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PwC discusses the merits of keeping data ‘just in case’ download subscription

PwC 26-Jan-2015

Recent research by PwC shows that over a third of organisations retain information ‘just in case’.

IPO Watch — 19 January 2015 download subscription

Kemp Little 20-Jan-2015

2014 ended up being a bumper year for tech IPOs across the globe, but can the momentum continue into 2015?

The government's Red Tape Challenge download subscription

Kemp Little 20-Jan-2015

This article takes a brief look at three of the main corporate aspects of the latest version of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.

Insurance business transfer schemes in Jersey download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 19-Jan-2015

This briefing provides an introduction to the factors that determine whether a Jersey insurance business transfer scheme is required and an outline of the procedure for the transfer of insurance business in Jersey.

US Federal Trade Commission revises Hart-Scott-Rodino and interlocking directorate thresholds for 2015 download subscription

Dentons 19-Jan-2015

The US FTC announced the new, revised jurisdictional thresholds for reporting transactions pursuant to the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.

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Over 50 per cent of Britons believe childcare should be shared download subscription

IBB Solicitors 26-Jan-2015

A survey from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has found that 83 per cent of potential future parents will consider taking advantage of the new rules that come into force in April.

Employing an ex-offender: where do employers stand? download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 26-Jan-2015

The employment issues around employing individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offence.

Median pay rises drop to 2 per cent download subscription

B P Collins 26-Jan-2015

Pay rises are currently worth more than inflation but only because inflation has fallen to a record low. 

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The Smith Commission: draft Scotland clauses download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 23-Jan-2015

The UK Government published draft legislation on 22 January that aims to implement the recommendations of the Smith Commission for further devolution to Scotland.

Act today… literally! Energy performance of non-domestic buildings download subscription

Gateley 16-Jan-2015

The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that it intends to publish approximately 723,000 records relating to the energy performance of non-domestic buildings.

Onsite energy generation — key considerations for developers and main contractors download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 15-Jan-2015

Paul Green, energy construction partner, sets out some of the issues faced by developers and main contractors in procuring onsite energy facilities.

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Directors registration and licensing in the Cayman Islands download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 10-Oct-2014

The government of Cayman has enacted the Directors Registration and Licensing Law 2014, which regulates directors of certain entities established in Cayman.

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Australian tax issues for global M&A transactions download subscription

Minter Ellison 23-Jan-2015

This briefing sets out some high level issues to consider on a global M&A deal where the target is an Australian company or business or where downstream Australian subsidiaries are involved.

Tax tasks and resolutions for 2015 download subscription

Minter Ellison 23-Jan-2015

In this article, partner Karen Payne and senior associate Vasuki Sivaloganathan of Minter Ellison outline some important tax-related tasks for your business this year.

Federal Court provides further guidance for patent licences download subscription

Minter Ellison 13-Jan-2015

The Federal Court of Australia has announced two decisions that provide additional guidance to parties to a patent licence.

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Audit clauses: judgment confirms that drafting clarity is key download subscription

Kemp Little 26-Jan-2015

A recent summary judgment by the High Court serves to highlight the role an audit clause plays when a licensor’s desire to police the use of its intellectual property conflicts with the licensee’s interest in preserving its own confidential information.

Judges concerned by jump in legal fees download subscription

IBB Solicitors 26-Jan-2015

New fees are 25 to 100 times greater than those charged in New York, say senior judges.

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Audit clauses: judgment confirms that drafting clarity is key download subscription

Kemp Little 26-Jan-2015

A recent summary judgment by the High Court serves to highlight the role an audit clause plays when a licensor’s desire to police the use of its intellectual property conflicts with the licensee’s interest in preserving its own confidential information.

‘Noted, with thanks’ precludes the right to come back for a second bite of the drafting cherry download subscription

IBB Solicitors 26-Jan-2015

The recent High Court judgment of Bieber & Ors v Teathers Ltd (in Liquidation) serves as a reminder that a party who intends a settlement offer to be subject to contract should expressly say so.

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