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Podcast: Lisa Nandy on the US elections and beyond

Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]

Pensions regulator code of practice on scheme funding

The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.


Employment law 2013 review: employment status

The controversial concept of ‘employee shareholder’ employment status was a hotly fought point in the game of ‘ping pong’ between the House of Commons and the House of Lords during the passage of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013. Ultimately, the government-backed provision made its way onto the statute books and came into force on […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills names Leydecker and Rigotti as joint CEOs

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has confirmed the appointment of global head of disputes Sonya Leydecker and former legacy Freehills managing partner Mark Rigotti as joint chief executive officers. The appointments will take effect from 1 May 2014 for a term of three years. Both Leydecker and Rigotti are executive board members and senior figures with […]

DLA Piper represents Fibra UNO in its first publicly traded REIT

DLA Piper has represented Fibra UNO, Mexico’s first publicly traded REIT, in its debut in the Mexican debt capital markets. By issuing stock certificates for a total of MXN8.5bn (£400m), the deal marks the first time Mexican REIT issued debt in the capital markets and is the largest debut for a corporate issuer. The Mexico City-based team representing Fibra […]

Explore: No.1, December 2013 — insights from the DLA Piper mining sector

By Robert Edel Welcome to the first edition of Explore, DLA Piper’s magazine for the mining sector. Three times a year, the law firm will bring you a selection of insights from its global mining team. Mining is one of the most diverse industries on the planet, not just in terms of geographic spread but […]

Employment law 2013 review: termination

Hopes raised last year of simplifying the required content of compromise agreements have come to nothing; instead we merely got a name change. So instead of ‘compromise agreements’, we now have ‘settlement agreements’. Semantics: 1; substance: 0… If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the […]

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