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The Government has issued its response to the recent consultation on changes to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS), set out in the Teachers’ Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. The consultation response confirms the Government’s plan to allow a phased withdrawal for independent schools from the TPS and provides final detail of the protections available to certain existing TPS members. Phased withdrawal will allow independent schools to gradually leave TPS by continuing to offer TPS membership to existing staff; while having the discretion to not offer TPS membership for new staff. In this article, our pensions experts take a look at the Government response to the consultation and highlight what employers need to know.

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Funds & Investment Management Update – Ireland and Luxembourg – Q2 2021

This quarter’s highlights include the coming into force of the Investment Firms Directive and the Investment Firms Regulation, a number of AML developments, ESMA’s publication of funds’ marketing communications guidance and the CBI’s call for UCITS managers to review their liquidity risk management frameworks. Other notable developments include the CSSF’s updated guidance on granting loans to the public and updates to its UCITS and AIFM FAQs, the publication of a Circular on remote working as well as further EU sustainable finance developments.

The ILC Articles at 20: Introduction to the Symposium by Prof. Christian Tams and Dr Federica Paddeu

The Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts (Articles), developed by the International Law Commission (ILC), turn 20 this year. On 9 August 2001 – 45 years after the first report by Special Rapporteur Francisco García-Amador on the topic, after 5 Special Rapporteurs and 34 reports by them – the ILC adopted the final text of the Articles, thus bringing to an end work that (in the words of Rosalyn Higgins) were it not for the Commission‘s broad understanding of responsibility, ‘should on the face of it [have] take[n] one summer’s work’.

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Portugal: Managing the Impacts of COVID-19

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