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The UK response to bribery: how do we measure up on a global scale?

The Bribery Act came into force with a fanfare in July 2011, but two and a half years on, we have yet to see the first corporate prosecution. Eversheds looks at recent developments in bribery and corruption enforcement in the UK compared to the prosecution records of the US, China and Russia.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 24 April 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

Pension scheme closures and benefit changes - High Court sheds light on do's and don’ts

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

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FCA Business Plan and Risk Outlook 2014 - key themes for asset managers to be aware of

On 31 March, 10 days after it published its new guides to supervision, the FCA published its Business Plan and Risk Outlook for the coming year. In this briefing, Eversheds identifies the main themes from these publications, to help asset managers prepare for regulatory scrutiny in 2014.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 16 April 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Trade secrets - new protection in the EU

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

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Companies in conflict - general counsel on how commercial disputes are won

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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Compulsory retirement: an international comparison

In the UK, concerns over pension arrangements have resulted in an increase in the state pension age and the phased introduction of auto-enrolment, while the default retirement age of 65 was abolished in 2011. So how does the UK position now compare with other countries? Eversheds reports.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 11 April 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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Paying the penalty - health & safety and the increasing dangers of non-compliance

A logistics firm has been fined £250,000 following a fatal fall through a roof, just weeks after the Court of Appeal confirmed that fines will be based on the seriousness of the offence and the financial circumstances of the offender. Eversheds looks at the case and its implications for businesses.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 09 April 2014 | Practice Area: Health and Safety

Another FCA fine for anti-money laundering failures - the lessons for asset managers

In the wake of Standard Bank's £7.6m FCA fine for anti-money laundering failings, it is imperative that firms review their procedures to ensure best practice. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at the Standard Bank case and why it matters to asset managers and sets out best practice guidance.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 27 March 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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Cause for concern? New data protection guidance for app developers

The Information Commissioner's Office has released new guidance for app developers to help combat the public perception that personal information collected through apps is not being appropriately protected. The recommendations set out in the guidance should be taken seriously, as Eversheds reports.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement

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Can a so-called 'legal block' stop the UK shale gas play in its tracks?

Last year Greenpeace launched a campaign to challenge the fracking industry, citing English law that states a person's ownership of land on the surface also extends to the land beneath. Could the refusal of landowners to give permission for drilling beneath their land frustrate the UK shale play?

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 19 March 2014 | Practice Area: Rights over land

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