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Do enough companies have solid whistleblowing procedures in place?

In this video, Legal Week Intelligence director of research Des Cahill talks to Benedict Hamilton, a managing director at global investigations firm Kroll, about new Legal Week research which has found that many companies do not have solid procedures in place for staff to report wrongdoing.

Law Firm: Kroll | Published: 22 September 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

Difficulties in determining completion accounts - the application of accounting principles

Macfarlanes rounds up key recent news for M&A lawyers, including a case which draws attention to the difficulties in determining completion accounts, proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code, and a new Takeover Panel consultation on post-offer undertakings and intention statements.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 22 September 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

Cutting through trade union strike myths - what to do when action has been announced

With more companies looking to outsource, offshore and nearshore parts of their business, employers with recognised trade unions are facing growing pressure. In this briefing, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co looks at the options open to employers after trade union strike action has been announced.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 22 September 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Consultation

No employment claims for US employee working in the UK

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a tribunal's decision that a US citizen employed by a US company, who was required to spend 49% of his time in the UK, fell outside the scope of the Employment Rights Act and the Equality Act, and could not pursue unfair dismissal or discrimination claims.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 19 September 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals

Jackson reforms to apply to insolvency proceedings from April 2015

According to reports, the insolvency exception to the Jackson reforms will end next April, meaning that CFA success fees and ATE insurance premiums will no longer be recoverable in proceedings brought by liquidators, administrators, trustees in bankruptcy, or companies in liquidation/administration.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 19 September 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation

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New EU sanctions against Russia - details of the main changes

The EU has adopted new sanctions against Russia. The new measures include further restrictions on goods, technology, oil projects and access to capital markets. They also introduce a new prohibition on certain types of loans and credit. In this briefing, Baker & McKenzie sets out the main changes.

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 19 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Commitment issues - Takeover Panel consults on changes to undertakings and intention statements

The Takeover Panel has released a new consultation paper on undertakings and intention statements regarding post-offer actions and proposed rule changes in this area. The deadline for responses is 24 October - Baker & McKenzie takes a closer look at the consultation and the proposed changes.

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 18 September 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

Yes or No? The Scottish referendum's impact on business and the key issues to consider

With opinion polls finely balanced, there is huge focus on the implications of both possible outcomes of the Scottish independence referendum, and businesses will face uncertainty regardless of the result. A&O looks at the key issues that all organisations doing business in Scotland should consider.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 September 2014 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Enforcing an arbitration award in the UAE: what are the options?

The UAE's 2006 accession to the New York Convention provoked much debate about the attitude its courts would take towards enforcing foreign arbitration awards, but recent decisions have shown a trend towards enforcement strictly in accordance with the Convention provisions, as this briefing reports.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 18 September 2014 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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Harsher personal and corporate penalties for work safety accidents in China

China is set to impose harsher penalties on companies and their executives in order to prevent work safety accidents and to protect workers. Amendments to the Work Safety Law will come into effect on 1 December, making more than 70 changes to the existing law, as Herbert Smith Freehills reports.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 16 September 2014 | Practice Area: Health and Safety

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