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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
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.
A new Consumer Rights Bill introducing changes to the provision of goods, services and digital content, is set to become law in October 2015.
On 17 December 2014 EU legislators finally reached an agreement on key terms for the proposed ‘Regulation on Interchange Fees’ for card-based payment transactions. The Commission...
The European Court has ruled that obesity may fall within the concept of ‘disability’, attracting protection against discrimination.
On 2 December, Eversheds hosted its annual Food and Drink conference, which opened with a keynote speech by Adam Leyland, editor of The Grocer.
Versloot Dredging BV & Or v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG & Ors considered whether the entire claim is forfeit if an Insured relies on fraudulent means or devices in pursuing a claim.
The government has announced changes to the law which will limit claims for deductions from pay filed on or after 1 July 2015 to deductions which occurred in the two-year period before the claim is filed.
Sponsors of contracted-out defined-benefit schemes should have this issue on their agenda for Q2 of 2015.
This speedbrief looks at the Ombudsman’s decision and its implications for clients who find themselves involved with pensions liberation schemes.
Employment Tribunal fees are here to stay for the time being after the High Court rejected Unison’s claim that the fees regime is unlawful.
In recent years, many consumer-facing multi-national companies have been paying increasing attention to a developing global business and human rights agenda.
The Italian government has powers to intervene in certain transactions involving Italian defence companies under Italian Law Decree No. 21 of 15 March 2012.
Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998, dormant since the DPA came into force, is expected to be implemented shortly.
The COMESA Competition Commission has issued guidelines on merger control rules.
Sanctions update: US, UK, France, China and Germany agree to extend sanctions relief for Iran until June 2015
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.
The UK government has published its response to the 2 October further consultation.
UK: privacy and information law update — enforced subject access: a new criminal offence under the Data Protection Act 1998
Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), dormant since the DPA came into force, is expected to be implemented shortly.
On 25 November, HMRC issued two Revenue & Customs Briefs. Eversheds has set out the background and a suggested way forward.
Risks around reporting to credit reference agencies following the decision in Grace & Anor v Black Horse
The practical implications of Grace appear to be at odds with the message in McGuffick that creditors are entitled to make adverse credit reference reports about defaulting debtors when the debts are unenforceable.
In an era where price fixing and anti-competitive practices attract fines measured in billions, the disparity associated with sentencing for safety offences has never been more evident.