The third Davies Review Annual Report has been issued, with comments on progress since 2011's original Lord Davies 'Women on boards' report. The report comes alongside the Cranfield University School of Management's Female FTSE Board Report - Linklaters looks at the key points in both reports.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 17 April 2014 | Practice Area: Directors
The High Court has found that IBM UK breached its implied duty of good faith in the way it closed its defined benefit (DB) schemes to the future accrual of benefits. Eversheds looks at the case and its practical implications for employers and trustees considering DB benefit change exercises.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 17 April 2014 | Practice Area: Occupational
Wherever you look, retailers are incorporating technology into their business: be it 3D printed apparel or wearable technology, by making stores 'smart' with virtual fitting rooms and tablets, or by incorporating IT services into supply chains. This DLA newsletter focuses on these exciting trends.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 April 2014 | Practice Area: E-Commerce
Macfarlanes rounds up recent developments of interest for M&A lawyers and assesses their impact, with links to further reading where appropriate. Subjects covered include the new LLP tax rules, and the new rules requiring parties to consider settling employment disputes before a claim is issued.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 16 April 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
This Travers Smith guide sets out all the key facts and figures on tax rates for the 2014-15 financial year. The guide is broken down into seven main sections, covering income tax, capital gains tax, corporation tax, national insurance, employee share plans, filing and returns and VAT.
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 16 April 2014 | Practice Area: Income Tax
The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive on the protection of trade secrets. In this briefing, Eversheds sets out the definition of a trade secret, looks at the current European and US positions, and explains what the adoption of the proposed directive could entail.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 15 April 2014 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement
In a 435-page judgment, the High Court has ruled that IBM UK breached its duty of good faith to its employees and former employees. In a 435-page judgment, the High Court has ruled that IBM UK breached its duty of good faith to its employees and former employees, as Nabarro reports.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 15 April 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Starting a business in Jersey (or relocating one there from another jurisdiction) is relatively straightforward, particularly compared to some other jurisdictions. However, there are some key issues to be aware of - this Carey Olsen guide addresses the fundamentals of starting a business in Jersey.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 14 April 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration
In the current climate of increased regulation, the threat of an investigation is a serious concern to a wide range of businesses. This Allen & Overy checklist sets out the key steps and issues involved, to help businesses navigate through the process of an investigation.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 14 April 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
This Eversheds report, which is based on interviews with 82 top in-house lawyers, examines the way £1bn-plus companies approach large disputes. With the number of large commercial disputes on the rise, the report details the factors which have helped general counsel win their biggest legal battles.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 14 April 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
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