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Sentencing Council publishes gross negligence manslaughter definitive sentencing guideline

The penalties imposed on individuals for fatal accidents in the workplace are set to increase after the Sentencing Council for England and Wales published its definitive sentencing guideline for gross negligence manslaughter. Walker Morris health and safety experts, Stuart Ponting and Robert Starr, consider the new guideline and the implications for employers and directors…

Energy Update – August 2018

This energy update includes the following white papers: CMA publishes final report on Heat Networks calling for new regulation The first National Infrastructure Assessment is published recommending growth in Green Energy NAO report on package recycling Update on Electric Vehicles Amendment Regulations 2018 – in force 24 July 2018 The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency […]

Will the revised NPPF lead to more affordable housing?

By Katherine Evans On 24 July 2018, the long-awaited revised NPPF was released. The omission of social rented homes from definition of affordable housing in Annex 2 of the draft revised NPPF has been addressed. Starter Homes are now included in the definition but secondary legislation is still required to set out financial eligibility for […]

Luxembourg publishes law on VAT grouping

As foreseen in our previous newsflash, the law on VAT grouping has officially been published, last Friday. The text – which provides for an entry into force on 31 July 2018 – modifies the general VAT Law. It now enables Luxembourg entities sharing financial, economic and organisational links to set up a VAT group, thus allowing them to […]

Reform of the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system

By Edward J. Dougherty Following a recent reform in 2015, the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system is sophisticated and comprehensive. Nevertheless, substantial discretion is allowed to the competent national authority, and this is the source of most challenges for innovators…

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Simmons loses four partners, 17 lawyers to DLA Piper

DLA Piper has raided Simmons & Simmons’ Rome office for a 17-lawyer team, including four partners. The partners leaving Simmons are Italian head of corporate Antonio Lombardo, projects chief Rodolfo Errore and corporate partners Ernesto Apuzzo and Francesco Aleandri. The new hires will join an existing DLA Piper team of 13 fee-earners, including eight partners, […]

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Muted response to Budget from legal community

Lawyers have greeted Alistair Darling’s last Budget before the general election with a lukewarm response, believing his plans to further tax the City smack of electioneering electioneering. In today’s Budget speech the Chancellor said he will look to implement an international “systemic risk tax” on financial institutions as well as trailing a raft of anti-avoidance […]

Bakers and Mayer Brown advise on sale of lottery operator to Canadian pension fund

Baker & McKenzie and Mayer Brown have hit the jackpot after landing the advisory mandates on the agreement to sell National Lottery operator Camelot to the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan (OTPP). Mayer Brown acted for the group of Camelot shareholders, which include Kraft Cadbury, Fujitsu and Royal Mail. The team was led by corporate partners […]

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