England & Wales
Significant narrative reporting requirements have been introduced in the draft of The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013, published by the BIS. This article outlines what's changed, what to report and what companies should be doing now to prepare.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 19 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Important changes are being made to the procedure for bringing judicial review proceedings in planning cases which come into force on 1 July. The changes are significant because they reduce the time limit for bringing judicial review proceedings in planning cases from three months to six weeks.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 19 June 2013 | Practice Area: Planning and Development
A number of recent developments in relation to the Disclosure and Barring Service and criminal records checks will affect employers, in particular a new subscription service being launched on 17 June. The service is intended to make the vetting process of job applicants easier for employers.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 18 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
The CJEU has provided some helpful guidance on the interpretation of the Council Directive on unfair terms in consumer contracts - confirming its broad scope and limiting the effect of unilateral variation clauses. The case has important implications for any business supplying consumers in the EU.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 June 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
The Supreme Court has handed down its long awaited decision on the Meltwater case, which addresses important questions about the application of copyright law to internet browsing. It is the Supreme Court's view that mere browsing, as opposed to copying or downloading, benefits from exemption.
Law Firm: RPC | Published: 18 June 2013 | Practice Area: Copyright
Macfarlanes reviews the week's key financial developments. Discussed in this update are ESMA's guidelines on MiFID remuneration; Draft AiFMD UK Regulations; Collective Investment in Transferable Securities; FCA quarterly consultation paper; and prospectus liability regimes in Europe.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes LLP | Published: 17 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
With the number of disputes and amount of regulatory monitoring and intervention increasing, new methods to identify and assess the merits of potential disputes and regulatory risk are being sought. Deloitte outlines how commercial early case assessment can be achieved in three stages.
Law Firm: Deloitte | Published: 17 June 2013 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
Latham & Watkins' Book of Jargon provides lawyers, bankers and students with an introduction to legal and business terms often encountered in the structuring, negotiation and execution of mergers, acquisitions and dispositions in many countries around the globe.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 17 June 2013 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
The European Union has recently proposed new accounting and disclosure rules for European listed and other large companies in extractive industries. This article outlines the proposed new rules and the likely impact on international energy, mining and other extractive sector companies.
Law Firm: Field Fisher Waterhouse | Published: 17 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
The Government has issued its long-awaited Consumer Rights Bill, which has been anticipated ever since the Consumer Rights Directive was published just over a year ago. Wragge & Co examines what the Bill entails and whether it makes things simpler for both consumers and businesses.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 17 June 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
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