This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 2nd February 2014

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Principal changes in the revised AIC Code of Corporate Governance are relevant for boards of directors of Guernsey and Jersey companies

By Oliver Quarmby, Alexandra O’Grady The AIC Code is a framework of best practice in respect of the governance of investment companies published by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). Founded in 1932, the AIC represents a broad range of closed-ended investment companies, incorporating investment trusts, offshore investment companies, real estate investment trusts and venture […]

Right of first refusal clauses are now recognised by Bulgarian courts

By Diana Dimova, Nina Tsifudina The Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation (“Supreme Court”) has recently issued a decision (No.19, dated 8 August 2019, under commercial case No. 2511/2017) that recognises for the first time the concept of right of first refusal (“ROFR”) clauses. This decision opens the door for the enforcement of such clauses in Bulgaria. It […]

Serbia Signs the Singapore Convention

By Milan Lazic, Milica Savic On 7 August 2019, Serbia became one of the first 50 countries in the world to sign the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation – dubbed the Singapore convention. Much like the New York Convention on Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, the […]

The Basics: How to enforce a domestic judgment in England & Wales

By Tom Price, Daniel Wood, Christopher Richards Whilst receiving a judgment in your favour may feel like the culmination of a potentially lengthy legal process, it may be just the first step (though an important one) on the path to financial recovery. In our latest insight, we look at how and when you can enforce […]

Regulation of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in the UK

By Matt Hervey, John P Cooper As the seat of the first Industrial Revolution, the UK has a long history of designing regulatory solutions to the challenges posed by technological change. However, regulation has often lagged behind – sometimes very far behind – new technology. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving no exception to this historical […]

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BLP’s Eisenberg: the magic circle has been undercutting us

For Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) managing partner Neville Eisenberg one of the most frustrating things is not the extraordinary 40 per cent slump in PEP in 2012/13 or the 20-odd partner departures over 18 months, but undercutting by major City firms on pitches. “One of the things we found during that year was a degree […]

Pensions issues for multinationals: 2013 in review

Last year was packed with national and international pensions developments. It can be difficult for corporate multinationals to keep track of the shifting landscapes in all the countries where they operate, as well as keeping up with developments on the wider European and global scene. At the end of 2013, Allen & Overy asked seven […]

The ins and outs of insider trading — part one

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission’s (ASIC’s) recent announcement that a technology systems upgrade will enable it to watch and tag trades by individual investors is a timely reminder that companies and persons in possession of ‘inside information’ need to be aware of the law governing its use and disclosure. This client update briefly describes the general […]

Employment law 2014 preview: family friendly

All employees who have worked for their employer for 26 weeks or more will have the right to request flexible working, rather than just parents or carers. As a result, employers may see a rise in the number of requests. In addition, the current statutory procedure that governs the right to request flexible working will […]

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DWF raids TLT in London

TLT has lost an equity partner and two lawyers from its City corporate team to DWF. Corporate partner Richard Tall left TLT last Friday (31 January) along with associates Joe Cobley and Caroline Urban. The team, which started at DWF on Monday (3 February), is thought to have generated around 10 per cent of TLT’s […]

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