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Sentencing Council publishes gross negligence manslaughter definitive sentencing guideline

The penalties imposed on individuals for fatal accidents in the workplace are set to increase after the Sentencing Council for England and Wales published its definitive sentencing guideline for gross negligence manslaughter. Walker Morris health and safety experts, Stuart Ponting and Robert Starr, consider the new guideline and the implications for employers and directors…

Energy Update – August 2018

This energy update includes the following white papers: CMA publishes final report on Heat Networks calling for new regulation The first National Infrastructure Assessment is published recommending growth in Green Energy NAO report on package recycling Update on Electric Vehicles Amendment Regulations 2018 – in force 24 July 2018 The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency […]

Will the revised NPPF lead to more affordable housing?

By Katherine Evans On 24 July 2018, the long-awaited revised NPPF was released. The omission of social rented homes from definition of affordable housing in Annex 2 of the draft revised NPPF has been addressed. Starter Homes are now included in the definition but secondary legislation is still required to set out financial eligibility for […]

Luxembourg publishes law on VAT grouping

As foreseen in our previous newsflash, the law on VAT grouping has officially been published, last Friday. The text – which provides for an entry into force on 31 July 2018 – modifies the general VAT Law. It now enables Luxembourg entities sharing financial, economic and organisational links to set up a VAT group, thus allowing them to […]

Reform of the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system

By Edward J. Dougherty Following a recent reform in 2015, the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system is sophisticated and comprehensive. Nevertheless, substantial discretion is allowed to the competent national authority, and this is the source of most challenges for innovators…

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SNR Denton wins £600k bribery case against former India head

The High Court has ordered SNR Denton’s former India head to repay her old firm and its insurers almost £600,000, which they lost as a result of her involvement in a bribery scandal. Gauri Advani, who was India group head at legacy firm Denton Wilde Sapte between 1995 and 2007, was struck off by the […]

L&E Global adds Norwegian firm to employment alliance

Employment alliance L&E Global has recruited Norwegian firm Storeng Beck & Due Lund as its 13th member firm. Like the other 12 members of the alliance, Storeng Beck focuses exclusively on employment law and represents corporates, unions and public sector bodies on labour matters. Storeng Beck partner Terje Andersen said the alliance provided the “perfect […]

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Dechert snares Dewey capital markets pair as losses escalate

Dewey & LeBoeuf is set to lose four partners in London and the Middle East including City capital markets rainmaker Camille Abousleiman, in the latest string of departures from the embattled US firm. Abousleiman, one of the firm’s highest-profile City partners, is leaving the firm to join Dechert’s London office alongside fellow capital markets partner […]

European moves: 12 April 2012

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Baltics Swedish firm Magnusson has launched an office in Estonia with the hire of partners Siim Mägi and Indrek Veso, who join from local firms Glikman & Partners and Veso & Partners (28 March 2012). Benelux Dutch firm Houthoff Buruma has […]

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