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FCA priorities series, part 8: Pensions complaints

Part eight of our twelve part series spotlighting the FCA’s key priorities looks at pensions and retirement income where the FCA wants to ensure that the various products available support people to increase their financial provision for later life. Read more on the specific activities the FCA will undertake in 2019/20 to ensure the pensions […]

Social Housing monthly law update – July 2019

By David Isaacson TLT’s monthly law update covering all things affecting the social housing sector Highlights of this month include: Our Employment law podcast discusses the legal and practical complexities linked to protections for religious and philosophical beliefs, Brexit and how the EU Settlement Scheme is performing, a new case on working time and the current consultation on extending maternity rights Insight into Government […]

Taxation

By Anamaria Tocaci, Theodor Artenie, Alexandra Barbu Foreword The business environment has always played a particular role in a state’s fiscal policy, as this impacts decision-making on starting a business, growing operations or reducing / closing-down the activity. Romania is an attractive country for investors, the main driving reasons being the low taxation and the […]

Chambers Corporate Governance Guide to Austria

The Chambers Corporate Governance Guide provides up-to-date expert legal commentary on rules, requirements and practices for businesses. This guide covers the most important developments in Corporate Governance in significant jurisdictions. Schoenherr contributed the Austria chapter to the guide. Introduction1.1 Forms of Corporate/Business Organisations The principal forms of corporate/business organisations in Austria are described below. Limited […]

Austria: Digital Services Tax proposed

By Dilara Mamuk, Clemens Grassinger In early April 2019, the Austrian Federal Government published a draft of the Digital Tax Act 2020 which is currently under review. The main goal of the new law is to achieve “fair taxation” by taxing online advertising services that are provided by large groups of companies in Austria. Why is […]

Electronic Complaints Book: Extension of deadline for registration

Numerous complaints have been made by associations representing traders from various sectors due to the problem of unavailability of the platform where economic operators have to register. As a result, the Ministry of the Economy announced the extension of the deadline for operators to register until 31 December of the current year. The original deadline […]

Competition law and policy 2nd quarter 2019

Portuguese Competition Authority fines the companies Mota-Engil – Engenharia e Construção and Futrifer – Indústrias Ferroviárias, S.A. On 12 April 2019, the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA) fined the company Mota-Engil – Engenharia e Construção, S.A and one of its managers a total of EUR 906,000 for allegedly participating in a five-company cartel that acted in […]

Examining Risk & Opportunities in Canada’s Procurement Models

Gowling WLG lawyers Paul Harricks and Tom Timmins, along with Michael Killeavy, Executive Advisor at Power Advisory LLC and AJ Goulding, President of London Economics International LLC, hosted a live webinar on May 23, 2019 at the Canadian Power Finance Conference that explores aspects of the procurement model in Canada. This webinar narrows down on the ongoing consultation in Ontario […]

Mining

Debevoise secures billion-pound settlement for mining company

Debevoise & Plimpton has secured a billion-pound award for a mining company in an arbitration against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Tethyan Copper Company (TCC), a joint venture between Antofagasta and Barrick Gold Corporation, filed claims against Pakistan for its denial of a mining lease […]

Latham names new Madrid leader following death of Picón

A former partner of DLA Piper has been appointed as the new head of Latham & Watkins’ Madrid office, following the passing of Juan Picón last month.  Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, who joined Latham as a corporate partner in the Spanish capital’s office in early 2018, will take on the managing role effective immediately.  Prior to that, […]

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Blackstone veteran leaves magic circle set for new role

Commercial silk Hugo Page QC has left Blackstone Chambers in a rare move away from the set to join Enterprise Chambers’ London office. Page was called to the Bar in 1978 and took silk in 2002. He is a commercial litigator, who has covered various types of commercial disputes, acting for claimants in cases against […]

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