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Significant changes to the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 - what you need to know

The most significant revisions to the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 since it was first introduced are expected to be approved on 29 July this year by the States of Guernsey. This Mourant Ozannes briefing summarises the changes which will be of most interest to users of Guernsey companies.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 16 July 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Mandatory gender pay transparency: what employers need to do now

The Government has committed to introducing new regulations requiring larger employers in the private and voluntary sectors to publish details of their gender pay gap - the difference in pay between male and female employees. This Eversheds briefing looks at what employers should be doing now.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 15 July 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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ECJ decision in cartel case affirms potential for higher fines for vertically integrated companies

On 9 July this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed Taiwanese LCD maker InnoLux's appeal seeking to reduce a €288m fine for its involvement in the LCD cartel. This Latham & Watkins briefing looks at the implications of the judgment.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 15 July 2015 | Practice Area: EU Competition Law

A back to basics guide to guarantees and bonds

This Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co article looks at two of the ways in which an employer will try to deal with the risk of contractor default or insolvency on construction projects - performance guarantees (sometimes referred to as performance bonds or guarantee bonds) and parent company guarantees.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 15 July 2015 | Practice Area: Construction

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UK exit from the EU: sector by sector

If the UK votes to leave the EU, what will be the consequences for UK businesses? Will there be barriers to trade, given that much of UK law is comprised of directly effective EU law? This Herbert Smith Freehills guide offers an in-depth analysis of the possible impact on various sectors in the UK.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 13 July 2015 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Businessmen acquitted of cartel offence - but have the stakes been raised for your future?

The requirement to prove dishonesty has recently been removed from the cartel offence. The question to consider now is: what will be the risk for individuals in future? This Nabarro briefing looks at the issues to consider in the wake of the high-profile acquittal of two former executives.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 13 July 2015 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

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Jersey's Royal Court sheds light on zero hours contracts

The Royal Court of Jersey has held that the key to identifying a genuine zero hours contract is whether there is mutuality of obligation. This means not only that the employer has an obligation to offer work, but that the employee is obliged to accept that offer, as Mourant Ozannes explains.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 10 July 2015 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

What’s the damage? Court of Appeal guidance on quantifying loss and collateral benefits

A recent Court of Appeal decision has provided a useful reminder that when planning a restructuring or refinancing, the impact on existing claims (particularly claims against advisers for negligence) should be considered in advance.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 10 July 2015 | Practice Area: Negligence

Retailers: top 10 issues to consider about Sunday trading

Chancellor George Osborne has revealed that he plans to give directly elected mayors and councils devolved powers to allow them to make the choice as to whether to bring in longer Sunday trading hours in their respective regions. This briefing sets out the top 10 issues retailers need to consider.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 10 July 2015 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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Pension changes in the Summer Budget

The Chancellor’s Summer Budget has promised further upheaval on the pensions tax front, and a Green Paper which may lead to fundamental reform of pensions tax relief. This Bond Dickinson briefing sets out the key points.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 09 July 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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