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New London Court of International Arbitration rules - key points to note

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has announced the adoption of its much anticipated new arbitration rules, which will come into effect on 1 October this year. They depart from the LCIA's previous rules in several important respects, as this Travers Smith briefing explains.

Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 31 July 2014 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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Changes to Jersey companies law - 21 key points you should be aware of

The Companies (Amendment No. 11) (Jersey) Law 2014 will come into force on Friday 1 August this year, making significant changes to the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 which are designed to bring greater flexibility to those using Jersey companies. Mourant Ozannes spells out the key changes.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 31 July 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Everything you need to know about the new Consumer Right Directive

On 14 June this year the new provisions of the EU Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights (the Consumer Right Directive) entered into force. They include several changes which you should be aware of in order to ensure your business remains compliant, as Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co explains.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 30 July 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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When is a director of a holding company likely to be considered a shadow director of a subsidiary?

Macfarlanes rounds up news of relevance for M&A lawyers, this week looking at a case which deals with the question of when a person may be considered a de facto or shadow director, as well as guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on avoiding discrimination when appointing directors.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 30 July 2014 | Practice Area: Directors

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Beware of unintentionally creating the right to a pay increase

The recent case of Hershaw and ors v Sheffield City Council is a timely reminder to employers to be careful about how and what they communicate to their employees, particularly with regards to pay. In this briefing, Shoosmiths considers the learning points to come out of the case.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 30 July 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals

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Shared parental leave - 350 employers surveyed on the new regime

Regulations implementing the new shared parental leave regime are due to come into force this December, raising many potentially complex issues. This Eversheds report, which is based on responses from 350 employers, aims to identify practical concerns and opinions of this fundamental change.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 28 July 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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The future of big data: the big elephant in the room

Having remained static for 20 years, Europe's data protection laws are on the cusp of a major overhaul, in an effort to bolster public trust and keep up with technological advances. In this briefing, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co looks at why these changes have come about now and analyses the details.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 28 July 2014 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement

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Save time and money - play more games and avoid the cost of employment tribunals

In an effort to help businesses avoid the costs of employment tribunals, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has launched an interactive web-based training product that uses learning psychology to leave managers better equipped and more confident to handle disciplinary issues.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 25 July 2014 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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A clear penalty? The minefield of preparing share purchase agreements

If concerns arise during the sale or purchase of a company, clauses may be inserted into the share purchase agreement to cover risk. However, in any subsequent court action, the court may decide that a draconian measure is a penalty and therefore unenforceable.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 25 July 2014 | Practice Area: Warranties

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Holiday pay - key questions answered

Calculating holiday pay is proving to be a hot topic at the moment, with recent employment tribunal and European Court decisions hitting the headlines. In this briefing, Shoosmiths answers some of the questions employers are grappling with as a result of these decisions.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 25 July 2014 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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