On 24 February, Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) legislation was finally brought into force in respect of a wide range of criminal conduct. In this briefing, Shoosmiths sets out the key stages of implementation of a DPA, and discusses a number of issues of concern around this new development.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 06 March 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
This Travers Smith briefing rounds up all the latest news and updates employers should be aware of, with subjects covered including the tube strikes, social media, dismissal without notice, Employment Tribunal compensation and penalties, and the Government's Health and Work service.
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 06 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Each year, foreign-invested enterprises in China have been subject to annual inspections conducted by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce and its local branches. From this year, there will be no annual inspections. Instead, a reporting and disclosure system has been introduced.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 05 March 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration
In response to increasing demand for limited liability partnership (LLP) structures in Guernsey, and following the successful adoption of such structures in other jurisdictions, the States of Guernsey have recently approved draft legislation which introduces LLPs to Guernsey, as Carey Olsen reports.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 05 March 2014 | Practice Area: Partnerships and LLPs
Travers Smith reviews key recent developments in the UK's fight against bribery and corruption, and sizes up their likely impact on the anti-bribery landscape in 2014. Subjects covered include the Rolls-Royce investigation, deferred prosecution agreements and JLT's £1.8m fine for systems failures.
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 05 March 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
In this briefing, Macfarlanes rounds up recent developments of interest for M&A lawyers and assesses their impact, including the updated guidance from HM Revenue & Customs on the new LLP tax rules, deferred prosecution agreements, and the prospects for an EU-wide public list of beneficial ownership.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 05 March 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
As the retail world continues to develop at a rapid pace, the importance of the supply chain and its impact on business is becoming more apparent. This DWF report, in partnership with Retail Week, looks at how businesses are tackling the legal risks presented by the latest innovations in retail.
Law Firm: DWF | Published: 05 March 2014 | Practice Area: Agency, Distribution and Franchising
Republican congressman Dave Camp, the chairman of the US House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, last week introduced a draft of the most comprehensive reform of the Internal Revenue Code in decades. DLA Piper analyses the plans, looking at current law, Camp’s proposals and their potential impact...view abstract
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 04 March 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
It is always prudent to be clear about your various options before embarking on termination discussions with an employee, in order to minimise the risk of successful future litigation. In this briefing, Nabarro sets out some pointers to help you approach such scenarios.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 04 March 2014 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract
The employment law landscape is changing at a rapid pace. To gain more insight into the issues at hand, Eversheds conducted a survey on the recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal process, as well as the likely impact of 2014's planned reforms. This report is based on 180 responses from employers.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 04 March 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals
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