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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.

Keeping it clean: reflections on EU regulations on CO2 emissions for automotive manufacturers download subscription

Shoosmiths 18-Dec-2014

A $100m US settlement may be of only passing interest to the UK auto industry, but parallels can be drawn with increasing levels of regulation in Europe.

Christmas to come late for those seeking UK renewables CfDs download subscription

Dentons 17-Dec-2014

Two more milestones in the implementation of UK Electricity Market Reform have been passed.

Government announces revised biomethane to grid incentive tariffs weblink subscription

Walker Morris 12-Dec-2014

A three-tiered tariff structure has been announced for the biomethane injection-to-grid tariff.

The Autumn Statement and shale gas: overcoming resistance? download subscription

Nabarro 4-Dec-2014

After being on his feet for almost 40 minutes, the Chancellor of the Exchequer mentioned something interesting about shale gas.

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Skill gaps ‘may hold back recruitment efforts’ download subscription

B P Collins 24-Dec-2014

A skills gap could hamper the recruitment efforts of companies and leave some vacancies unfilled next year, a new study suggests. The warning comes despite the intention among half the firms surveyed to recruit more staff over the coming 12 months. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) asked 323 firms about their recruitment plans for 2015. Click on the link below to read the rest of the BP Collins briefing.

The UK Bribery Act: The practical difficulties for financial services companies download subscription

PwC 24-Dec-2014

    The practical difficulties facing companies wishing to implement a robust response to the UK Bribery Act should not be underestimated.  

Key employment law developments in 2014 download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

Addleshaw Goddard looks back at the key legislative developments for 2014.

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Litigation Briefings

High Court dismisses second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees regime download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

The High Court has dismissed UNISON’s second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees system.

ECJ confirms that obesity may be a disability download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that obesity may be a disability where it: ‘entails a limitation resulting in particular from long-term physical, mental or psychological impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder the full and effective participation of the person concerned in professional life on an equal basis with other workers’ (Fag og Arbejde (FOA), acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening, acting on behalf of the ...

The new statutory test for mistake under the microscope download subscription

Ogier 23-Dec-2014

These two cases are helpful in terms of how the court sees the inter-relationship between the new article 47 test for mistake and the pre-existing provision of the TJL at article 11.

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CfDs: not unduly distorting the market, but not best value for money? download subscription

Dentons 9-Oct-2014

A European Commission state aid decision confirms the CfD regime as a model example of the kind of renewables support scheme the commission wants to encourage.

From the firm of the week

General Average – dealing with the costs of a hijacking weblink subscription

Ince & Co 19-Dec-2014

The recent judgment in the Longchamp case has overturned accepted industry thinking in how bunkers and crew wages are dealt with in a hijacking.

UK Counter Terrorism and Security Bill — does it affect ransom payments to pirates? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 8-Dec-2014

Much will no doubt be written about the main provisions of the new Counter Terrorism and Security Bill.

Suspension of sanctions against Iran continues until 30 June 2015 weblink subscription

Ince & Co 2-Dec-2014

Last year, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme. 

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Jersey divorce reform download subscription

Carey Olsen 23-Dec-2014

The Jersey Law Commission recently delivered a consultation paper entitled ‘Divorce Reform’, which is refreshingly straightforward and comprehensive.

Married couples staying together ‘for the sake of the children’ download

IBB Solicitors 22-Dec-2014

A survey of 2,000 adults reveals that a quarter of married couples are only staying together for the sake of their children, and expect to divorce as soon as they have grown up.

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Company Briefings

Skill gaps ‘may hold back recruitment efforts’ download subscription

B P Collins 24-Dec-2014

A skills gap could hamper the recruitment efforts of companies and leave some vacancies unfilled next year, a new study suggests. The warning comes despite the intention among half the firms surveyed to recruit more staff over the coming 12 months. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) asked 323 firms about their recruitment plans for 2015. Click on the link below to read the rest of the BP Collins briefing.

Key employment law developments in 2014 download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

Addleshaw Goddard looks back at the key legislative developments for 2014.

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