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The UK government supports the European Commission’s decision not to impose mandatory quotas; it favours a self-regulatory national level approach.
Equality between men and women was firmly addressed in Spain by a 2007 act on the effective equality between men and women.
The percentage of women on company boards in the Netherlands has increased. However, women are still under-represented in company boards.
Equal opportunities between men and women is a hot topic. Italy is trying to make a step forward, starting in the boardroom.
The proportion of women on supervisory boards of the 160 companies listed in the German stock exchange currently amounts to only 17.4 per cent.
France has adopted a law compelling French companies to aim for a balanced representation of men and women on boards.
The European Parliament has voted to adopt the European Commission’s proposed directive to increase the number of women on the boards of listed companies.
US tax reform update: House Ways and Means chairman tax reform discussion draft and new building blocks for eventual US tax reform
The last two weeks have seen significant developments in building the blocks for what could eventually form the base of US tax reform.
BIS has announced that the extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks’ service will be ‘available’ from 30 June this year.
Companies in the federal supply chain have an opportunity to prepare for the expansion of government’s anti-human-trafficking rules
This update highlights the salient aspects of the proposed rules and the requirements that are likely to be of most interest to contractors.
Companies should assess their business operations and relationships in Ukraine.
The EAT had to decide two main issues: had the claimant made a ‘disclosure’? Did he suffer detriment as a result of that?
This guide details the thresholds for a variety of taxes, both personal and business, in South Africa from 1 March 2014 onwards.
New US cybersecurity framework issued: in wake of cyber attacks and lawsuits, how should organisations respond?
This alert summarises the framework’s key elements and suggests practical strategies organisations can use to assess whether and how to use the framework.
SEC provides expanded no-action relief from broker-dealer registration for intermediaries in private M&A transactions
The staff of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets issued a no-action letter on 4 February that provides guidance on how intermediaries may effect securities transactions.
Complex and costly cross-border legal disputes are projected to grow significantly in the years ahead, according to a new survey of multinational corporations.
The LSE has published AIM Notice 38, which announced its consultation on proposed changes to the AIM Rules for Companies and the AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers.
A US federal judge declared on 8 January 2014 that Bazaarvoice violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act by acquiring its main rival, Powerreviews.
Hogan Lovells reviews the latest developments in the area of anti-bribery and corruption regulation and enforcement around the world.
On 30 November 2013, the State Council of China issued the Guiding Opinions on the Pilot Launch of Preference Shares.