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Companies that have uncovered potential liability for economic crimes now have the opportunity to avoid criminal prosecution by seeking a deferred prosecution agreement in the UK.
Stephenson Harwood hosted a seminar titled ‘Legal risk management: managing for success’ on 25 February 2014. Here is a summary of the panel discussion that took place.
In this article, Stephenson Harwood revisits the changes introduced by PF2 and looks at what progress has been made over the past year.
If a ship is arrested in Greece, the Greek legal framework provides for two types of seizure of the assets of the debtor.
In the past, vessels owned by foreign shipping companies and registered under non-Greek flags but managed through companies established in Greece used to enjoy tax immunity.
With the tremendous increase of tourism in Greece over the last few years, issues have arisen regarding hotel owners’ liability to clients.
In this update, Stephenson Harwood highlights a number of issues that a developer should be aware of when a substation is required.
There is no doubt that the last decade will come into history as a period when London became a legal battleground for big business disputes emerging from Russia.
The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations came into force on 31 January 2014.
A court has considered whether an instruction to make a payment through CHAPS was satisfied where the number and sort code were identified, but not the name of the beneficiary.
Finance Litigation LegalEye — winter 2014: financial mis-selling claims: latest Court of Appeal decision
The Court of Appeal has dismissed Green & Rowley’s mis-selling claim in relation to an interest rate swap.
The Court of Appeal has allowed the borrowers in two cases against LIBOR panel banks to amend their pleadings to include allegations of pre-contractual misrepresentation relating to LIBOR manipulation.
What are the obligations of a global custodian service provider in giving investment advice to its clients?
In Första AP-Fonden v Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV and Others, the Commercial Court considered the advisory obligations of a global custodian service provider.
As from April 2014, new legislation will take effect to change the rules for partnership taxation with a view to shutting down certain perceived abuses.
European justice ministers have still not come to an agreement on the ‘one-stop-shop’ mechanism due to differing legal arguments.
The ICO fines and undertakings published in December highlight the importance of providing comprehensive data protection training to employees who handle personal data.
South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Bill (PoPI) has finally been signed into law by president Jacob Zuma.
The Spanish Data Protection Authority has fined Google €900,000 for three separate breaches of the rights of Spanish citizens when collecting personal data.
Pensions issues are going to change, and while the new regime will simplify matters for outsourcing providers, that simplification may come at a cost.
Thirty years after China began a process of economic reform with the introduction of special economic zones, it is now launching a ground-breaking economic experiment.