The recent case of Fujitsu Services v IBM UK is about one party’s efforts to defeat a clearly worded exclusion clause. It highlights the courts’ willingness to implement a clearly drafted contract, even if it underlines the bad bargain one party has potentially entered into, as Eversheds reports...view abstract
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 29 August 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
Last October, barrister Dennis O'Riordan was dismissed from his top City law firm and barred from practice after falsely claiming he had degrees from Harvard and Oxford. Shoosmiths looks at the issue of CV fraud and how employers can guard against being misled over qualifications and experience.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 28 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Business is now regularly done on an international stage, and a key trend is the drive to explore opportunities for growth on foreign shores through export and outsourcing. The risks in 'going global' must be carefully managed, but where do they lie? This Pinsents briefing looks at the key areas.
Law Firm: Pinsent Masons | Published: 27 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
The Equality Act 2010 places greater responsibility upon employers, and to avoid any claims, it's important to make sure you comply fully. Companies are well-advised to review their policies and procedures as a matter of urgency - in this briefing, Excello Law sets out ten top tips for employers.
Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 21 August 2014 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
Disclosure of environmental, human rights and social risks is moving from the glossy pages of voluntary reports into the hard-nosed realm of mandatory legal requirements. Bakers looks at developments in the EU, India and China which illustrate a growing trend toward compelling greater transparency.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 21 August 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
The letter sent to an employee following a disciplinary process is often the most important document that an employer will rely upon in defending any subsequent employment tribunal claim. In this briefing, Shoosmiths suggests 10 top tips for drafting disciplinary outcome letters.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 20 August 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals
The Court of Appeal has held that the South African subsidiary of an English parent did not have its central administration in England and was therefore not domiciled in England under the Brussels Regulation. Herbert Smith Freehills reports on the case of Young v Anglo American South Africa & Ors.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 20 August 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
As the political upheaval in Ukraine escalates, the US has expanded sanctions targeting Russian and Ukrainian parties alleged to be involved. To assess their exposure, companies should examine their business ties to Russia and Ukraine - in this briefing, Baker looks at the latest developments.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 19 August 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
A Guernsey incorporated cell company (ICC) is a company which has the power to establish incorporated cells as part of its corporate structure. This briefing describes an ICC's key features and summarises the formation, structure and liquidation procedures particular to this type of company.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 19 August 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration
Whenever a private company has two or more independent shareholders, they will often be told that they should have a shareholders’ agreement. In the broadest sense that is true, but a formal written agreement, in addition to the company’s articles, is not always needed, as this briefing explains...view abstract
Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 15 August 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration
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