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New pensions freedoms: employer, trustee and provider perspectives

Significant new pensions freedoms are set to be introduced in the UK in April next year which will allow individuals to take all of their defined contribution pension savings as cash. To canvass opinion on this move, Eversheds surveyed employers, pensions providers and trustees for this report.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 17 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Raising the entry fee - changes to the UK Tier 1 (Investor) Visa route

On 16 October, the Home Office announced significant changes to the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa route, include the widely expected increase of the £1m minimum investment threshold to £2m. This Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co briefing looks at the current position, the key changes and their implications.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 17 October 2014 | Practice Area: Immigration

Anticipating activism: implications for your 2015 annual meeting of stockholders

Activist investors often begin planning their campaigns as much as a year in advance of the annual meeting. Early vigilance and advance preparation by target companies is critically important - this Latham briefing sets out the events and dates to be aware of.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 17 October 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration

ECJ restricts minimum wage requirements in German public contracts

Fourteen of Germany's 16 states have introduced award-specific statutory minimum wage requirements in the last two years. This Baker & McKenzie briefing provides an overview of this legal change and highlights some of the opportunities for affected companies.

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 16 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Changes to employment law this October

This month has seen key changes to employment law that should now be integrated into the core HR practices for all businesses with employees in the UK. This article provides a brief account of these changes.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 15 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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New measures to support listing and capitalisation of Italian companies

The Italian Government has introduced new laws to support investment and incentivise listing and capitalisation of companies. In this briefing, Latham describes the newly enacted provisions affecting corporate law, which have significant implications for both listed and non-listed companies.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 15 October 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

Outbound from Japan: the challenges Japanese corporates face in cross-border M&A

Japanese investors are making their presence increasingly felt in global M&A markets. But what is driving this, and what can Japan’s leading companies do to increase their chances of success? This Allen & Overy article looks at some of the challenges Japanese corporates face.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 15 October 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

The European Commission's crusade against fiscal state aid: a potential time-bomb

The European Commission has - once again - launched a new crusade against what it calls "aggressive tax planning". This time it is about "fiscal State aid", i.e. subsidies in the form of national tax advantages. In this briefing, DLA Piper sets out the key issues to be aware of.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 15 October 2014 | Practice Area: State Aid

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New board pay rules – are they working? FTSE 100 data analysed

For the first time this year companies have had to submit their board pay policies to a binding shareholder vote. This Linklaters report, based on data taken from remuneration reports of the FTSE 100 companies, analyses how the FTSE 100 have reacted to the new directors remuneration legislation.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 14 October 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

Time off to care for a dependant - how soon should an employer know?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently found that an employee was not automatically unfairly dismissed when he took time off to care for his pregnant partner. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the reasons for the decision, and sets out the learning points for employers.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 14 October 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals

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