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  • Proximity Marketing: legal considerations for property owners weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    The growth of smartphones has revitalised the potential of proximity marketing in shopping centres, exhibition spaces, concert and sports venues, and other public places. This briefing highlights a number of things the owners and operators of these spaces need to bear in mind if they are thinking of taking advantage of this technology.

  • Compliance clarified: February 2012 weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    Briefing from Nabarro on changes at the Financial Services Authority, European investment law and more.

  • Carbon Reduction Commitment and co-investment structures weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is now well under way but confusion still reigns over the application of many areas of the scheme.

  • FSA consults on proposed changes to Listing Rules weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    The Financial Services Authority (FSA) recently published Consultation Paper 12/2 (CP) on 26 January 2012 setting out proposals for a range of changes to the Listing Rules.

  • Corporate update: February 2012 weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    Analysis of changes to executive remuneration policy, changes to market listing rules and trouble in the eurozone.

  • Religion or belief discrimination: the scope and limits of employers’ duties weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    A number of recent developments in the area of religion and belief discrimination merit employers’ attention.

  • Taxation of post-termination employee share and share option gains: changes ahead? weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    Since 6 April 2011, certain termination payments made to employees after issue of their P45 have been subject to a new tax regime implemented by the Income Tax (PAYE) Regulations 2011. “Share-based payments” (including employee shares, share options and related gains) made after the issue of the employee’s P45 were carved out of the new regime, but this is set to change. Under draft regulations recently published by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), with effect from 6 April 2012, employers ...

  • Financial Services Bill published – the next step on the road to UK regulatory reform weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    The Government recently published the Financial Services Bill (the Bill), together with a new approach document.

  • Dealing with suppliers/customers in financial crisis weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    In the current market and fragile economic climate you may be concerned about the commercial viability of your customers and suppliers and the impact that a corporate failure may have on your business.

  • Are you taking steps towards “AIFMD-readiness”? weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    The FSA recently published a discussion paper setting out its provisional thoughts on how to implement the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (AIFMD or the “Directive”) in the UK. Firms should now be taking steps to ensure they are “AIFMD-ready”.

  • Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive – ESMA’s technical advice on third countries weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    Following the publication by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) of its technical advice on implementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), this briefing, the last in our series, examines the outstanding issues in relation to third countries.

  • Filling in the gaps on AIFMD and an update on EMIR on OTC Derivatives and Solvency II weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    Hot on the heels of the release of the FSA discussion paper on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recently published a short discussion paper tackling some of the key issues on scope.

  • Helping recovery in the IPO markets weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    A number of year end reports have drawn attention to the falling number of companies coming to market for the first time over the last five years – in London, by more than half.

  • Insolvent liquidation weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    This note provides a short summary of the two formal insolvent liquidation processes.

  • Leases to GP partnerships: symptoms of change, and immunisation for landlords weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    The demise of the primary care trusts and the emergence of GP consortia raises legal issues for landlords of primary care premises.

  • CJEU confirms functionality of computer programs not protected by copyright weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    The Court of Justice of the European Union has handed down its keenly awaited judgment in SAS Institute Inc. v World Programming Ltd.

  • The healthcare industry barometer 2012 weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    Since the publication of the 2011 Healthcare Barometer, the industry has experienced a roller coaster of ups and downs in relation to healthcare reform.

  • Directors’ indemnities and D&O cover weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    In the current economic climate, directors must be prepared for the unpleasant possibility of claims for personal liability being brought against them.

  • Tax: Employee share plans weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    For both listed and unlisted companies, employee share plans can play a crucial role in the recruitment and retention of employees at all levels within their business, especially since some forms of employee share plan attract tax favourable treatment in the UK.

  • Employment developments: looking ahead to 2013 weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2013

    Employment lawyers and HR professionals expect 2013 to be a busy year.

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