Baker & McKenzie provide an in-depth look at all the latest news and developments affecting the UK pensions sector. The update focuses on the Pensions Bill 2013, published on 10 May 2013, the core of which relates to the introduction of the single-tier state pension from 6 April 2016.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 14 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
The European Commission yesterday published a Recommendation and draft Directive inviting all EU Member States to introduce collective actions for all types of mass harm, including antitrust claims. Bakers outlines why this will have a significant impact on businesses if put into effect.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 13 June 2013 | Practice Area: EU Competition Law
China is about to amend its law for the protection of consumers, almost 20 years after it was first promulgated. The Draft strengthens protection of consumers' rights and imposes more obligations on businesses. Baker & McKenzie looks at what the draft says and its business implication.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 11 June 2013 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection
This briefing discusses a recent case looking at Transport for London’s decision to ban an advertising campaign from which read ‘Not gay! Ex-gay, post-gay and proud. Get over it!’. The case raises interesting questions as to whether offensiveness can justify interference with freedom of expression...view abstract
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 05 June 2013 | Practice Area: Litigation
The High Court has delivered its judgment in the long-running Interflora v Marks & Spencer saga. As expected, the High Court found that Marks & Spencer's keyword advertising campaign did infringe Interflora's trade mark rights. This briefing looks in detail at the High Court's judgment.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 29 May 2013 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing
Baker & McKenzie reviews the key legal, regulatory and market developments affecting UK and EU structured capital markets transactions. Issues covered in this edition include collateral eligibility criteria; the Basel Committee's global controls to large exposurel; and the new UK regulatory regime.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 23 May 2013 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities
The current Basel III timeline foresees the implementation of the reforms step-by-step until 2019, in order to enable the banks to apply the new regulations gradually. Baker & McKenzie offers a summary of these new regulations and outlines the consequences for banks.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 16 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Europe's highest court - the Court of Justice - has again confirmed that the parent company of a 100 per cent subsidiary can and will be held jointly liable for the antitrust violations of that subsidiary. Baker & McKenzie summarises the case and provides a range of action points to consider.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 14 May 2013 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
The Defamation Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 26 April 2013 and introduces the first comprehensive review of libel law since 1843. The Act was the subject of much controversy, which mostly centred on a key provision intended to curtail the ability of corporations to sue for libel.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 10 May 2013 | Practice Area: Defamation
The English High Court has ordered the French defendants to a competition damages claim brought by National Grid Electricity Plc to disclose documents, despite the French defendants maintaining that production would put them at risk of criminal prosecution under a French blocking statute.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 01 May 2013 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
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