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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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Irwin Mitchell has made up two non-lawyers to partnership status in this year’s round of partner promotions, marking the firm’s move to become a legal disciplinary practice (LDP). Finance director Mark Dakin and costs manager Steven Green have become the first two non-lawyers to be promoted to the equity in a development made possible by […]

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The Hogan Lovells love-in continues – but don’t mention remuneration

AT THE Hogan Lovells annual press party last week co-chief executive David Harris gave a short speech. As always, there was a strategic theme. This time the new American partners were in town, and three weeks into the merger ­Harris was keen to push the firm’s perennial line that this was a deal between equals. […]

Sorry: the hardest word

The call for more openness in healthcare is understandable, but as Katie Costello points out, making it work in practice is not quite so straightforward It is not hard to see the force of the public clamour for more openness from healthcare organisations and the individuals who work in them. After all, it is what […]

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US firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has bolstered its Moscow practice by hiring corporate partner Ilya Rybalkin from Hogan Lovells. Move of the week The appointment comes after Akin Gump turned to Hogan Lovells’ legacy firm Hogan & Hartson for the hire of a Geneva office. Rybalkin’s practice is focused on ­international and […]

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GTM hires White & Case counsel as partner

Greenberg Traurig Maher’s (GTM) recruitment drive has continued with the hire of finance specialist Emma Menzies from White & Case. Menzies, a counsel at White & Case, joins GTM as a partner in its corporate and securities practice. It is not the first time that GTM, established by US-based Greenberg Traurig in July 2009, has […]

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