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The new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622), which came into effect on 3 March 2014, is a substantial rewrite of Hong Kong companies law.
Hogan Lovells has advised SCOR on the VIF reinsurance of the individual life insurance business portfolio of Mediterráneo Vida, owned by Banco Sabadell.
Employment News — 14 April 2014: parental control: employees were TUPE transferred after share purchase by subsidiary
Jackson Lloyd employed 400 people working at various sites on social-housing maintenance. When JL got into financial difficulties, its shares were bought by a subsidiary of Mears Group.
The China (Shanghai) pilot free-trade zone was launched in September 2013 with the promise of significant reforms in a number of areas.
House Ways and Means chairman tax reform discussion draft — proposals that have impact on colleges and universities
The building blocks for what could eventually form the base of US tax reform include dramatic proposals that will impact universities and colleges.
How deep do you bury the golden egg? Court of Appeal declines jurisdiction to wind up Yung Kee Holdings
The Court of Appeal has declined jurisdiction to wind up Yung Kee Holdings, upholding the decision that the company did not have ‘sufficient connection’ with Hong Kong.
Employment News — 7 April 2014: High Court to the rescue. Restrictive covenant is re-written to make it work
The applicant employer in Prophet plc v Huggett sold specialist computer software for use in the fresh-produce industry.
Hogan Lovells has advised Actavis on its acquisition of Silom Medical Company for approximately $100m in cash.
Hogan Lovells has provided legal support in the creation of Youth Business Spain (YBS).
Hogan Lovells’ London pensions team has launched ‘Pensions360: the full picture’, a new, free and interactive website for corporate clients.
Corporate governance round-up — April 2014: women on boards; PIRC UK shareholder voting guidelines; and more
Hogan Lovells has published its corporate governance round-up for April 2014.
The European Commission has published its communication to the European Council and the European Parliament on ‘Long-term financing of the European Economy’.
The UK government supports the European Commission’s decision not to impose mandatory quotas; it favours a self-regulatory national level approach.
London’s equity capital markets will benefit from a further boost this month as the new stamp duty exemption for securities trading on growth markets comes into effect.
The revised directive harmonises the transparency requirements relating to information about issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on an EU regulated market.
Widespread reforms to the UK’s competition law regime have come into force.
Hogan Lovells has announced that Allen Pegg has re-joined the firm’s Miami office as counsel in its litigation practice.
Hogan Lovells has advised the shareholders of Carcraft on its management buyout led by chief executive officer Robin Bridge for an undisclosed sum.
The key recommendation from the 2011 Davies Review was a target for FTSE100 companies of a minimum of 25 per cent female representation on boards by 2015.
Spot the difference — TUPE applied even though activities carried out in different way post transfer
The contract that was the subject of Qlog Ltd v O’Brien related to the transportation of cardboard packaging goods on behalf of a client.