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IPO Watch: a look back at the year's capital market activity download subscription

Kemp Little 17-Dec-2014

Let’s look back over some of the capital market activity which captured the attention of the investors and the media this year.

Defining directorship: de facto directors and the BVI business company download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 16-Dec-2014

Difficult questions often arise in connection with BVI companies, with regard to directors.

Institute of Chartered Accountants releases guidance on donations to a charity from its trading subsidiary download subscription

IBB Solicitors 16-Dec-2014

New guidelines say a trading subsidiary is not permitted to pay its parent charity a greater sum in Gift Aid than it has profits.

US: 113th Congress comes to a close — on to tax reform download subscription

DLA Piper 15-Dec-2014

The president and key members of his administration have signalled that tax reform is a high priority and one of a short list of legislative accomplishments that he would like to complete during his final two years in office.

Spain reforms its tax regime download subscription

DLA Piper 15-Dec-2014

Spain’s recently published tax reform measure modifies the tax regime for companies, individuals and non-resident taxpayers.

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Holiday pay – an essential guide download

Shepherd and Wedderburn 19-Dec-2014

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that non-guaranteed overtime must be included in holiday pay if it is paid regularly.

Persistent mockery and intimidation of supervisor warranted six-month suspension of long-term employee download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

An employee’s persistent mockery and intimidating conduct towards a supervisor warranted a six-month suspension, an arbitrator has held.

Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP): government releases consultation paper download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

On 18 December, 2014, the Ontario government released its consultation paper on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP).

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Romania legal update: September-October 2014 download

Maravela & Asociatii 19-Dec-2014

Maravela’s newsletter sets out the main amendments and news pertaining to enactments and case law for Romania, September – October 2014. Contents: Agriculture Competition Energy and natural resources Regulatory and compliance Tax Click on the link below to read the rest of the Maravela briefing.

South Africa Energy Update: The Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

The South African government has intends to move away from bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and to protect foreign investors by means of national legislation instead.

Do you have to be reasonable when exercising a contractual discretion? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 19-Dec-2014

This is a question that the courts have been asked to consider several times over the last few years and has been raised again in the case of Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structures BV.

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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 government seeking more efficient delivery of public sector functions through contestability download subscription

Minter Ellison 18-Dec-2014

On Monday 15 December the Australian government announced its ‘Efficiency through Contestability Programme’, as part of the mid-year economic and financial outlook. 

‘Single-sided’ derivatives reporting for Phase 3B entities download subscription

Minter Ellison 16-Dec-2014

The federal government has confirmed there will be ‘single-sided’ reporting for Phase 3B entities. 

2014 Hong Kong arbitration case round-up download subscription

Minter Ellison 12-Dec-2014

There were a number of court decisions in Hong Kong this year that continue to demonstrate the court’s non-interventionist pro-arbitration approach.

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Africa e-briefing, December 2014: OHADA Masters degree; integration of EALI members; EALI and Morrocan country guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

Eversheds’ Africa e-briefing includes the new OHADA Masters degree, the integration of EALI members, the EALI summit and country guides, Morrocan guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform. 

What’s coming up: the major cases, government policy changes, and litigation and dispute resolution legislation to look out for in 2015 weblink

Walker Morris 19-Dec-2014

We know that it is important for businesses to be aware of upcoming legal and regulatory changes, so that they can plan ahead. View Walker Morris’s summary of some of the key upcoming decisions in major cases, changes to government policy and forthcoming legislation relating to litigation and dispute resolution in an easy-to-use table by clicking the link below: http://www.walkermorris.co.uk/whats-coming

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Africa e-briefing, December 2014: OHADA Masters degree; integration of EALI members; EALI and Morrocan country guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

Eversheds’ Africa e-briefing includes the new OHADA Masters degree, the integration of EALI members, the EALI summit and country guides, Morrocan guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform. 

Holiday pay – an essential guide download

Shepherd and Wedderburn 19-Dec-2014

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that non-guaranteed overtime must be included in holiday pay if it is paid regularly.

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