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: Directors
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: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
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: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
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: Project Finance
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: EU Competition Law
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: Corporate
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: Corporate reorganisation
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: Regulation and Enforcement
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: Regulation and Enforcement
This briefing looks what has been seen by many as a good budget for UK plc, with corporation tax to be reduced to 18% by 2020, and the rates of VAT, income tax and national insurance remaining unchanged. Subjects covered include anti-avoidance, buy-to-let landlords and the National Living Wage.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 09 July 2015 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
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