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French dawn raids violated fundamental rights, ECHR rules download subscription

Eversheds 24-Apr-2015

Ruling has significant consequences on dawn raids by French competition authorities, who must now be sure to exclude privileged and unrelated documents.

Supreme Court shuts off the escape route for delinquent directors and their accomplices download subscription

Gateley 23-Apr-2015

Defendants to fraud-type claims by a company cannot rely on their own wrongdoing to escape liability for fraud.

Preparing for a dawn raid download subscription

Prager Dreifuss 23-Apr-2015

External counsel can help raided companies decide, say, whether to file for leniency. Bernhard Lauterburg of Prager Dreifuss is one of the experts on the panel in this Q&A article.

36-year employee sacked for ‘unprovoked momentary outburst’ download subscription

Dentons 22-Apr-2015

A 57-year-old employee with 36 years’ service was properly fired for one incident in which he cut another employee with a knife, a labour arbitrator has decided.

Modern Slavery Act: the reporting requirements download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 22-Apr-2015

Requirement for commercial organisations to ensure neither slavery nor human trafficking are taking place in their company or associated supply chains…

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New tenders for technological incubators in Israel download subscription

Herzog Fox & Neeman 23-Apr-2015

Three new tenders have been published for the operation of government-supported IT incubators.

EU long-term investment funds: new to the Luxembourg alternative funds toolbox download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 23-Apr-2015

The key elements of the new funds that are intended to boost longer term investment in the EU economy.

Are you ready for the Mortgage Credit Directive? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 23-Apr-2015

The aim of the directive is to ensure that consumers who purchase a property are protected against the risks. It also introduces EU harmonisation requirements on lenders.

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Canada: balancing the Budget and balancing copyright download subscription

Dentons 24-Apr-2015

The Government of Canada’s Budget Plan for 2015 proposes various measures within the expected areas of tax relief, job creation and economic growth measures.

The Canadian Federal Budget 2015: balancing the books download subscription

Dentons 22-Apr-2015

The government has fulfilled its pledge to balance its books after seven years of deficit largely by dipping into its contingency fund, cutting spending, and selling off assets.

Canada: Federal Budget 2015 overview download subscription

Dentons 22-Apr-2015

Containing editorial comments regarding the tax proposals announced in the 2015 Federal Budget. 

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Government urged to introduce cap on pre-charge bail download subscription

IBB Solicitors 14-Oct-2014

Human rights organisation Liberty has suggested that some police forces are holding suspects on pre-charge bail for extended and indefinite lengths of time.

French dawn raids violated fundamental rights, ECHR rules download subscription

Eversheds 24-Apr-2015

Ruling has significant consequences on dawn raids by French competition authorities, who must now be sure to exclude privileged and unrelated documents.

Construction: adjudicator’s decision is not just ‘interim-binding’ download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 24-Apr-2015

The Technology and Construction Court recently discussed whether an adjudicator’s decision was finally binding.

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Liquidator tax obligations case – appeal granted download subscription

Minter Ellison 24-Apr-2015

The High Court has granted special leave to appeal a decision that held that a liquidator is not required to retain funds from the proceeds of sale of an asset to pay tax before an assessment is issued.

Pensions: time to look again at your service company arrangements download subscription

Dentons 24-Apr-2015

Decision in Re MF Global UK could prevent a repeat of complex, evidence-heavy cases such as Lehman Bros FSD. 

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