EU agrees caps on debit and credit card interchange fees download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

European Court confirms that obesity, can in some cases, be a disability download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

The European Court has ruled that obesity may fall within the concept of ‘disability’, attracting protection against discrimination.

Global Insight — Spanish insolvency laws; retention of title in the UK; portfolio transactions; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Dec-2014

Global Insight is a digital publication bringing you news, views and analysis from DLA Piper’s global restructuring group.

European patent law: fundamental reform ahead download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Dec-2014

The European Union member states are preparing to introduce a new European Patent with Unitary Effect and a single Unified Patent Court with divisions located throughout Europe.

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Hong Kong’s first prison sentence under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance download subscription

DLA Piper 11-Dec-2014

The Hong Kong privacy commissioner for personal data (PCPD) announced last week that a former insurance agent has received a prison sentence in respect of offences under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

Transparency International — release of 20th annual Corruption Perceptions Index download subscription

Schoenherr 10-Dec-2014

On 3 December, Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide, released its 20th annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

Sector insight: oil and gas download subscription

PwC 4-Dec-2014

With extractive industries forming the basis for many of the world’s economies, it’s no surprise that they make fertile ground for disputes. 

Threats to the financial services sector download subscription

PwC 24-Nov-2014

Forty-five per cent of financial services organisations have suffered economic crime during the survey period, compared with only 34 per cent across all other industries.

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Global Insight — Spanish insolvency laws; retention of title in the UK; portfolio transactions; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Dec-2014

Global Insight is a digital publication bringing you news, views and analysis from DLA Piper’s global restructuring group.

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.

‘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. 

Impact of FATCA on Bermuda entities download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 12-Dec-2014

To facilitate reporting under and reduce the burden of compliance with FATCA Bermuda has signed a Model 2 intergovernmental agreement with the US.

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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. 

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.

Eversheds’ Annual Food and Drink Conference — key highlights download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

On 2 December, Eversheds hosted its annual Food and Drink conference, which opened with a keynote speech by Adam Leyland, editor of The Grocer.

Challenging the status quo — South Africa's termination of its bilateral trade agreements download subscription

DLA Piper 12-Dec-2014

The main concern for any foreign investor is security of tenure for its investment.

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The P5+1 and Iran extend the Joint Plan of Action to mid-2015 download subscription

Dentons 3-Dec-2014

On 24 November 2014, the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany (collectively the P5 + 1) and Iran announced that they would extend to 30 June 2015 the validity of their ‘Joint Plan of Action’ (JPOA). 

Update: Dubai — DIFC wills and probate registry download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 2-Dec-2014

The DIFC has released a month-long public consultation on its draft rules relating to succession and inheritance matters for non-Muslims with assets in Dubai.

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. 

Sanctions update: US, UK, France, China and Germany agree to extend sanctions relief for Iran until June 2015 download subscription

Eversheds 1-Dec-2014

On 25 November 2014, the Council of the European Union extended the existing limited sanctions relief for Iran (originally agreed under the Joint Plan of Action in November 2013) until 30 June 2015. 

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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:

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.

Comet v Whirlpool provides guidance on scope of section 236 of Insolvency Act download

Shepherd and Wedderburn 19-Dec-2014

An English High Court judgment on an application for recovery of documents provides guidance on the scope of section 236 of the Insolvency Act.

Police can’t be both judge and jury when facing complaints over their actions download

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 19-Dec-2014

Plans to strip police forces in England and Wales of powers to handle complaints against their own officers seem entirely sensible.

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Insolvency litigation briefing — Stichting Shell Pensioenfonds v Krys & Anor download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 18-Dec-2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s dedicated insolvency litigation team brings you its monthly update on the issues affecting the insolvency and fraud investigation industry.

Mourant Ozannes & South Square Litigation Forum 2014: Lehman Brothers six years on — where are we now? download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 18-Dec-2014

Mourant Ozannes and insolvency set South Square Chambers hosted their latest joint Litigation Forum in London on 11 September.

Case update: access to registers of members — a place for Pelling download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 18-Dec-2014

In May the English Court of Appeal held that access to a company’s register of members did not have to be given if one of the purposes of the request was not proper. What are the implications for Guernsey? 

Breach of duty by director of a Cayman fund — the path to investor relief in Cayman vs New York download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 18-Dec-2014

One feature of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Ltd v Peterson is that the claims against the directors were brought by the liquidators of a fund in liquidation.

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