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Updated legal and regulatory calendars for financial institutions download subscription

Eversheds 28-Jul-2014

With many legal and regulatory developments still to come in 2014, it is important for financial institutions to consider and understand these changes.

InSure — July 2014: FCA review into insurance price-comparison websites; Insurance Bill introduced; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 28-Jul-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has published the July 2014 issue of its InSure publication.

Mesothelioma survival rate and compensation: deaths continue to rise download subscription

IBB Solicitors 22-Jul-2014

New figures released by the Health and Safety Executive have indicated that the number of cancer deaths in the UK caused by asbestos exposure is continuing to rise.

Rector Report on reforming reserve financing transactions: much work remains — six developments download subscription

DLA Piper 7-Jul-2014

The PBR Task Force held a conference call to discuss comments to the modified recommendations to the report issued by Rector & Associates regarding reserve financing transactions.

The Life Insurance Amendment Act 2014 download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 2-Jul-2014

The Life Insurance Amendment Act 2014 came into force last month and has introduced two important changes to Bermuda’s Life Insurance Act 1978.

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Is this referral affecting your impartiality? Federal Court backs ASIC in Walton wind-up download subscription

Minter Ellison 28-Jul-2014

Michael Hughes reports on the decision of Justice Davies in the Federal Court of Australia refusing ASIC’s application to remove liquidators appointed to two companies.

Not just senior, but super senior — revolving credit facilities download subscription

Gateley 28-Jul-2014

Earlier this month, frozen food retailer Iceland Foods announced that it had refinanced its existing debt with a high-yield bond issue and a super-senior revolving credit facility.

Getting it right: how to make a successful application for the appointment of provisional liquidators download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 23-Jul-2014

The main job of a judge is to determine and uphold rights of property ownership, so applications to appoint provisional liquidators tend to go against the judicial grain.

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Family Briefings

No duty to make reasonable adjustments for an employee associated with a disabled person download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 28-Jul-2014

The Court of Appeal has held that an employer has no duty to make reasonable adjustments for a non-disabled employee associated with disabled people.

Employment Update: July 2014 — family-friendly rights download subscription

Ogier 28-Jul-2014

The states approved the proposed Employment (Amendment No 8) (Jersey) Law 201- on 18 July 2014.

MOrsel: States of Jersey vote to adopt a series of ‘family-friendly’ rights download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 23-Jul-2014

The States of Jersey have passed an amendment to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003, incorporating a number of ‘family-friendly’ rights into the legislation.

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Featured briefing

Lock-up agreements: ABI publishes best-practice recommendations download subscription

Kemp Little 17-Jul-2014

There has been a recent trend towards lock-up agreements being waived by the bank in whose favour they are given before the stated expiry date. The ABI has expressed concerns about the recent increased frequency of such waivers.

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Transforming for growth: consumer business in the digital age download subscription

KPMG 18-Jul-2014

In this year’s Top of Mind Survey, 469 consumer executives were asked how technology and other consumer and industry trends were influencing their corporate strategies.

Growing the pipeline, growing the bottom line — shifts in pharmaceutical R&D innovation download subscription

KPMG 1-Jul-2014

As spending on pharmaceutical R&D continues to soar, executives, shareholders and analysts alike are entitled to ask: what value are we getting for our investment?

Mind the gap — unlocking investment in infrastructure download subscription

KPMG 25-Jun-2014

One of the biggest economic challenges facing governments and developers around the world is how to meet the growing demand for infrastructure development.

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Litigation Briefings

Confidential information: inspection of ex-employee’s computers download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 28-Jul-2014

Protecting confidential information is understandably an important issue for most employers.

LLP member is a ‘worker​’ download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 28-Jul-2014

A member of an LLP is a ‘worker’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and therefore qualifies for whistleblowing protection.

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Company Briefings

UK banking sector under investigation weblink subscription

Walker Morris 28-Jul-2014

The CMA is consulting on a provisional decision to refer the market for the supply of retail banking services to PCA customers and to SMEs for a phase II market investigation.

Record custodial sentence for breach of fire safety download subscription

Shoosmiths 28-Jul-2014

Most businesses are now aware that all breaches of health and safety legislation are treated extremely seriously by the courts.

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