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European Commission’s public consultation on investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement in the TTIP
The European Commission has opened its three-month public comment period on investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement in the TIIP.
Falling between two stools — employees could not bring claims against transferee over failure to provide TUPE information
Allen v Morrisons Facilities Services Ltd involved the transfer of several hundred employees as part of a large-scale change of service providers of the council’s housing maintenance services.
The claimant in Panayiotou v Kernagahn was subjected to a series of detriments and was ultimately dismissed by his employer for having an incompatible business interest.
New rules provide a framework for Shanghai free-trade zone to open the doors on VATS: a cause for optimism?
Since the establishment of the Shanghai free-trade zone, investors have been closely monitoring the liberalisation policies in the telecommunications sector.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published its recommended best-practice approach to lock-up agreements.
MOFCOM has been drafting rules implementing the Interim Regulation on the Standards Applicable to Simple Cases of Concentrations between Business Operators.
The new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622), which came into effect on 3 March 2014, is a substantial rewrite of Hong Kong companies law.
Employment News — 14 April 2014: the final straw — employer entitled to take strict view in light of previous warnings
Before his dismissal, the claimant in Disotto Food Ltd v Carlos Santos for misconduct he had been given three warnings about his conduct.
In 2008, the regime for preventing illegal working in the UK was changed by the introduction of civil penalties under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
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.
The City of Johannesburg has published the fourth draft Safety Measures for Private Swimming Pools By-laws for public comment.
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.
This issue of Employment News focuses on the latest batch of employment reforms, including ACAS early claim conciliation and statutory discrimination questionnaires.
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.
Selecting someone for redundancy still needs to be clearly shown to be an objective and fair process.
The Supreme Court has issued a ruling striking down the aggregate limits on individual campaign contributions under the Federal Election Campaign Act.
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’.