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In Europe, many employers are currently caught in the middle of a conflict between older and younger employees. UK employers may lawfully use age directly or indirectly in decision-making if “justified.”...
China’s Supreme People’s Court finalised and issued the “Relevant Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Civil Monopoly Dispute Cases” on 8 May 2012.
The Financial Reporting Council has published a consultation paper detailing revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code and its accompanying guidance on Audit Committees.
The US Treasury Department recently issued proposed regulations interpreting sections of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) commonly referred to as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
Since it came into force on 1 July 2011, the impact of the UK Bribery Act 2010 on the giving of corporate hospitality, gifts and other expenses has raised concerns among those who fall under the Act’s jurisdiction.
The eventual departure of one or more countries from the Eurozone, and reversion to national currency(ies) is no longer unlikely.
As a consequence of the entry into force of the Bribery Act 2010 on 1 July 2011, for the first time, anti-bribery due diligence has become a necessity for companies undertaking mergers, acquisitions and investments.
Amid the recent bout of judgments painting a complex picture of access to documents in antitrust cases, the latest judgment of the European Court of Justice provides very clear guidance in the specific context of merger control.
In the last two weeks, both the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulations and the European Securities and Markets Authority have published consultations for market participants on the Regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, respectively.
Since the controversial announcement on 23 January 2012 by Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, that the UK Government intended to implement into law a new corporate governance regime to regulate executive remuneration, there has been much speculation and discussion as to the nature and extent of the proposed regime.
The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal has awarded compensatory and exemplary damages to the victim of an abuse of a dominant position.
On 10 July 2012, the new decree on the incentive system for the production of electricity by photovoltaic plants was published in the Official Gazette.
The holiday rights of workers who fall ill while on holiday, or are absent on long term sick leave, have been extended further by two recent rulings.
The UK government Budget announced on 21 March 2012 made substantial changes to the structure of stamp duty land tax in the UK with immediate effect.
The European Commission has made clear that it is pursuing a broader policy objective of ensuring swift finality to cases in dynamic markets through settlements and commitments.
Pursuant to a mandate in the Dodd-Frank Act, the US Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued final rules requiring issuers to account for the use in their products of so-called conflict minerals.
The principle of freedom to contract, as a result of which parties are entitled to form contracts without the need for the terms to be written down, is fundamental to English law.
The world of international taxation becomes more transparent with every passing year.
On 20 September 2012, European Commission officials concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese officials in respect of antitrust law.
In 2008, China’s Labour Contract Law provided uniform rules regarding non-compete issues after the termination of an employment relationship.