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Guide to new rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics

By Vivian den Bakker The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport ( VWS ) published a guide on 30 November 2018 with the most important changes in relation to the new European regulations concerning medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. The new regulations set stricter requirements for manufacturers, importers and distributors of medical devices for market authorization in the European Union. In addition, the […]

Case law update: December 2018

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd – Employer held liable for managing director’s violent conduct The Court of Appeal has found a company vicariously liable for the violent conduct of its managing director at a Christmas party where the attack left an employee severely disabled.

New IR35 rules for contractors in the private sector from 6 April 2020

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment New IR35 changes due to take effect in the private sector from 6 April 2020 will have a significant impact on businesses that engage consultants or contractors via intermediary companies (either directly or through an agency). Affected employers will need to plan for these changes well in advance. Following a […]

Ethnicity pay gap reporting

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment Mandatory pay gap reporting on grounds of ethnicity (similar to gender pay gap reporting) could be on the horizon. In line with a manifesto commitment, the Government has published a consultation paper on introducing mandatory pay gap reporting on ethnicity grounds. The consultation comes on the heels of the Government’s […]

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Taylor Joynson Garrett represented Eidos on its £34m acquisition of a 19.96 per cent in the share capital of US internet company Maximum Holdings. Corporate partner Simon Walker (pictured) worked with Lindsey Scutt, an IT/e-commerce associate, on the deal. US firm Cooley Godward represented Eidos while Sullivan & Cromwell advised Maximum.

In brief: Edge Ellison

Edge Ellison has been appointed to the East Midlands Regional Development Agency (RDA) legal panel following a competitive tender. The other five firms appointed to the panel are understood to be Eversheds, Shoosmiths & Harrison, Browne Jacobson, Roythorne & Co and Freeth Cartwright Hunt Dickins. The firms will advise the RDA on a wide range […]

City firms targeted by J18 protesters

City lawyers are being warned by their firms of security fears in the wake of a mass demonstration planned in the Square Mile on Friday (18 June). Memos have been sent to lawyers calling for extra vigilance. In one anonymous memo leaked to The Lawyer, a City firm warns staff can expect: “Roadways and footpaths […]

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Norton Rose’s Bangkok office acted for KR Precision (KRP) on the restructuring of its US dollar denominated debts. The transaction was supervised by the Bank of Thailand’s corporate debt restructuring advisory committee. It involved the restructuring of debt and the injection of new monies by Prudential Asset Management Asia

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