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From footfall to clicks – experts talk retail risk

By Gary Assim and Sarah Teal Poundworld has entered administration, and just before that it was announced that House of Fraser would be closing 31 stores, many of which are in some of the UK’s largest cities. It is no secret that many retailers have been adversely affected by the shopping habits of consumers, ever […]

Austria: The time has come – Federal Procurement Act 2018 just around the corner

More than four years after the entry into force of the new EU Public Procurement Directive (2014/24/EU), more than two years after the deadline for transposition and more than one year after publication of the first transposition draft, the time has come. Following the respective resolutions of the Council of Ministers and the Federal Council […]

Ireland: Proposed amendments to the Parental Leave Bill

The Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017, which extends the applicability and duration of parental leave, was passed by the Dail yesterday. The Bill will now proceed to the Seanad where it must be passed before it is signed into law by the President. If enacted, the legislation will come into operation three months after its […]

Employment Briefing – June 2018

This month’s newsletter covers: Gender pay gap reporting – are you on track for next year’s report? Proposals to enhance workplace rights for fathers EHRC highlights deficient workplace protections against sexual harassment Changes to taxation of termination payments Employers who engage contractors – Be aware of new corporate criminal offences for failing to prevent facilitation […]

Switzerland: revised version of corporate tax reform

On 7 June 2018, the Swiss Council of States  issued its revised version for a corporate tax reform. It is based on the government’s proposal issued in March 2017. The purpose of this new proposal is to set the basis for new rules on Swiss corporate taxation (the last proposal having been rejected in a […]

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BLG hires two barristers

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) is expanding its reinsurance expertise with the appointment of two barristers. Leigh Williams joins the firm this month from Slaughter and May, where he spent five years as a barrister. Prior to that he practised from leading insurance set 7 King’s Bench Walk. Tim Kenefick will arrive at BLG in […]

Slaughters’ frankness

Think things are all nice and rosy between Slaughter and May and Clifford Chance? No? Well, neither did Tulkinghorn. But it was still amusing to hear Slaughters partner David Frank wind up CC in the stately surrounds of the Savoy Hotel last week. Frank was making an acceptance speech on behalf of Slaughters and its […]

M&A star Ashworth quits Ashurst ahead of new partnership deed

Ashurst corporate heavyweight Chris Ashworth is leaving the silver circle firm ahead of a new partnership agreement. The firm was informed by email this afternoon of his decision to resign after 23 years of practice. Ashworth stepped down from the post of head of corporate two years ago. During his time at the firm has […]

LSC appoints Matrix tenant

Matrix Chambers tenant David Wolfe has been appointed as the latest non-executive member of the Legal Services Commission (LSC). Wolfe will be an advocacy specialist at the LSC and his role will help the commission improve its understanding of advocacy and the Bar. The role will take up approximately 20 days a year, and Wolfe […]

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