Four essential qualities of great marketers download subscription

Totum 5-Mar-2015

Totum presents a piece from award-winning senior marketing strategist Heidi Taylor, who explores the traits of marketers she seeks to recruit. 

The Czech civil code: from effectiveness to amendment in 17 months? download subscription

Schoenherr 5-Mar-2015

A long time in the making, the new Civil Code replaced the old civil code from 1964 along with the commercial code from 1991 and a large amount of other legislation.

Poland: recent changes in the antitrust regime download subscription

Schoenherr 4-Mar-2015

On 18 January 2015, amendments to the Polish competition law entered into force

UK company law – an update on implementation of key changes download subscription

Shoosmiths 4-Mar-2015

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has released a provisional timetable for implementing key corporate changes to be introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.

Technology acquisitions roundup: February 2015 download subscription

Eversheds 3-Mar-2015

Eversheds takes a look at recent deals where large technology companies have acquired add-on businesses, particularly in the areas of social media, cloud, mobile commerce and security.

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Update on changes to WHMIS requirements and transition period download subscription

Dentons 5-Mar-2015

Work Safe Alberta has released an Occupational Health and Safety bulletin to assist Alberta employers and workers understand the impact of the recent amendments to the federal WHMIS legislation.

Advocate-general’s Woolworths opinion: no aggregation required weblink

Walker Morris 5-Mar-2015

We now have the advocate-general’s opinion in the ‘Woolworths’ case.

Employment update – March 2015: e-cigarettes in the workplace, family-friendly leave, and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 5-Mar-2015

Latest developments that might affect your business and what you can do about them. 

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UK green energy sector is losing investor appeal download subscription

B P Collins 5-Mar-2015

The UK is losing its appeal as a destination for investments in green energy, according to a new report, with political and regulatory uncertainty cited as key issues.

Government issues response to non-domestic energy efficiency regulations download subscription

Eversheds 4-Mar-2015

Last summer the Government consulted on proposals designed to improve the energy efficiency of privately rented property.

Beware: Israeli authorities are on the prowl for unsuspecting sanctions evaders download subscription

Herzog Fox & Neeman 4-Mar-2015

Amendments to Israeli sanctions legislation, the new Sanctions Bureau and increasingly resolute policies towards Iran and other countries all warrant enhanced compliance efforts. 

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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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Asia Region Funds Passport: draft rules a step towards a regional market for managed investment funds download subscription

Minter Ellison 4-Mar-2015

The Asia Region Funds Passport will create a regional market for managed investment funds and give Australian fund managers an opportunity to increase their presence in Asia.

ACCC v Pfizer: a bitter pill for the ACCC download subscription

Minter Ellison 3-Mar-2015

The Federal Court of Australia has dismissed the ACCC’s anti-competitive conduct case against Pfizer, finding that Pfizer did not breach the prohibition on misuse of market power.

Full Federal Court rules that partly ‘aspirational’ grievance policy was contractual and criticises company's investigation download subscription

Minter Ellison 27-Feb-2015

This decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court is another sharp reminder to employers about the need to ensure their policies do not inadvertently become contractual. 

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Judicial review: recent reforms weblink subscription

Walker Morris 5-Mar-2015

Certain judicial review reforms reforms – that attracted fierce debate in Parliament and within the legal profession – have now received the Royal Assent. They will be significant to many and a concern to some.

Watch your witnesses: the case of the chef’s signature weblink subscription

Walker Morris 5-Mar-2015

When Gordon Ramsay sought a declaration that he was not bound by the guarantee in a lease the issue was whether he had authorised a signature by his father-in-law. But the father-in-law was not called to give evidence.

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Company Briefings

Google to comply with privacy issues set by Italian DPA download subscription

NCTM 5-Mar-2015

For the first time in Europe, Google will be the subject of regular checks to monitor progress status of the actions to bring its platform into line with domestic legislation.

Data Issues Roundup, February 2015: Visa to track smartphones, revenge porn, UK named worst for data breaches and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 5-Mar-2015

A look at data issues in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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