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New resource and waste strategy published

By Ben Sheppard The first change to England’s waste strategy since 2010, it represents an ambitious programme of reform which will shape the landscape for sustainability to 2030 and with some proposals looking as far ahead as 2050. Affecting the food, manufacturing and packaging sectors as well as the waste sector, key policies include the […]

Licensing news Scotland: December 2018

By Stephen McGowan This month in summary Top Licensing Tip: Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night – Duty of care! Highlights of the City of Glasgow Licensing Board Licensing Statement Highlights of the Aberdeen City Licensing Board Policy Highlights of the new Edinburgh Licensing Policy Gambling Commission publishes new report on […]

SIPP and SSAS complaints round-up: winter 2018

By Patrick Shee The Briefing highlights some recent complaints which have come before the Ombudsmen. SIPP providers and financial advisors will benefit from reading our insights into how the Ombudsmen approach certain complaints and how best to apply those outcomes to their own businesses.

Hungary remains strict on factoring

By Gergely Szalóki Factoring is an increasingly popular product of banks that appeals to corporate clients of whatever size as it provides liquidity to the clients and stable cash flow.  The factoring is usually structured in a way that the vendors of the client do not receive information on the factoring, the bank stays in the background; […]

The implementing Act PSD II adopted by the Dutch Senate

On 4 December 2018, the implementing Act PSD II (Implementatiewet herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) was adopted by the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) without further debate. The date of entry into force is not yet available. A Decree to further implement PSD  II (Implementatiebesluit herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) shall also follow.

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BRITISH Aerospace legal director Stuart Caroll is to step down this week after three years with the company.He will be taking on a new role as legal director of the Morse Group, a software company based in Brentford, west London.Deputy legal director Terence Black says Caroll “chose to go”.He continues: “We are bitterly disappointed at […]

Three top Italian firms merge to fight UK and US predators

Three top Italian law firms are merging in response to “aggressive competition” from UK and US practices.The firms are Erede e Associati, which is advising Olivetti in its £36.5bn take-over of Telecom Italia alongside Herbert Smith (The Lawyer last week), Bonelli e Associati and Pappalardo e Associati.Foreign interest has forced Italian firms to examine their […]

How UK/US interest influenced italian alliances

ITALIAN trio Bonelli e Associati, Erede e Associati and Pappalardo e Associati have snubbed foreign merger proposals in favour of an all-Italian link-up.Genovese firm Bonelli is keen to build on the reputation of its partners in commercial and corporate law. Senior managing partner Franco Bonelli admits international interest spurred them into action: “We considered the […]

The pro bono myth laid bare

AS THE Government pursues a successful strategy of attacking solicitors for their supposed greed, the legal profession is steadfastly refusing to reveal what work it does for free.Unearthing individual solicitors who are committed to pro bono is not difficult. But getting the entire profession to provide the hard facts and figures to show how much […]

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