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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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Browne Jacobson smashes £50m barrier with 11.5 per cent turnover rise

Browne Jacobson has announced an 11.5 per cent increase in turnover for the 2013/14 financial year, with revenues rising from £45m to £50.2m. It is the fourth year in succession the firm has achieved record results, and the second time in three years with double-digit growth. The firm said growth had come across the board, […]

Nuthin’ but an OC thang

Rarely do corporate law firms and gangsta rap cross paths, but last week the two temporarily collided as headphone-maker Beats became Apple’s largest-ever acquisition. Beats, co-founded by Californian producer Andre ‘Dr Dre’ Young and music business mogul Jimmy Iovine, instructed West Coast firm Munger Tolles & Olsen on the deal. More surprising is that London-based […]

Khaitan & Co advises TIPVPL on agreement relating to two power plants

Khaitan & Co has advised TAQA India Power Ventures Private Ltd (TIPVPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, in relation to the shareholders’ agreement entered into with Indo-Infra (Canada), India Infrastructure Fund II and the Karcham-Wangtoo Project SPV with regard to the 1,091MW Karcham-Wangtoo hydroelectric power plant and the 300MW […]

Allen & Overy advises on Bharti Airtel International’s dual-currency bond issue

Allen & Overy has advised Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV, as issuer, and Bharti Airtel Ltd, as guarantor, on Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV’s first dual-currency international bond issue under Rule 144A/Regulation S, which raised approximately $2bn (£1.2bn). The issue involved simultaneous notes offerings of $1bn and €750m (£610m). The proceeds will be used by […]

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LLPs ponder implications of members’ status ruling

Ruling on whistle-blowers’ rights and member status has LLPs in a spin  Employment lawyers branded it a “significant” decision, one that could potentially force the 64,000 LLPs in the UK to look again at their membership agreements and consider how members be classified under modern employment law. Last week the Supreme Court ruled that LLP […]

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