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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.
Eversheds’ pensions freedoms survey: 81 per cent of employers concerned their staff will make poor financial decisions
Eighty-one per cent of employers are concerned that their staff will make poor financial decisions when they are given new pensions freedoms in April 2015.