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Key considerations for employers sponsoring non-EEA nationals to work in the UK

With immigration continuing to be a key political issue, it is no surprise that there is an increasing focus on compliance. This Macfarlanes briefing sets out the key issues for employers looking to obtain a licence to sponsor non-EEA nationals to work in the UK.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 20 February 2015 | Practice Area: Immigration

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Key recent developments for investment managers

Macfarlanes rounds up news of interest for those in investment management, including FCA guidance on retail investment advice, a High Court judgment which summarises the responsibilities of investment managers, and more details on the use of GABRIEL, the FCA's online regulatory reporting system.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 12 February 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

Rise of the machines: a deed does not need to be signed by a pen in order to be effective

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up key recent developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including an interesting case in which the court accepted that a deed could be effectively signed by a machine, indicating the growing potential for the use of electronic/digital signatures.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 11 February 2015 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Collective redundancy: Advocate General recommends restoring status quo

Advocate-General Wahl has published his long-awaited opinion on the 'Woolworths' collective redundancy consultation case. The case caused panic amongst employers when the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled in July 2013 that the UK's rules were incompatible with the underlying EU Directive.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 09 February 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Consultation

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Health and safety on construction projects: key changes to the CDM Regulations

The Health and Safety Executive has published a revised version of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, which are set to come into force on 6 April. There are significant changes in the new regulations - this briefing sets out some of key issues clients should be considering now.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 05 February 2015 | Practice Area: Health and Safety

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A year in litigation: 2014's most important cases reviewed

In this briefing, Macfarlanes rounds up 2014's key cases and all of the most important developments in litigation and dispute resolution, covering subjects including costs budgeting rules, bribes and secret commission, implied terms of good faith, privilege and injunctions.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 04 February 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Key developments for M&A lawyers to be aware of

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers, focusing on the latest version of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, and the draft Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations, which are set to come into force on 6 April.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 02 February 2015 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Transparency, non-disclosure agreements and more - investment management update

Macfarlanes rounds up news of interest for those in investment management, including a new version of the European Securities and Markets Authority's Q&A on exchange-traded funds and UCITS, and the latest on non-disclosure agreements concealing fees between pension funds and asset managers.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 23 January 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

Share buybacks, schemes of arrangement and the ISDX growth market: M&A update

This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including amendments to provisions in the Companies Act which govern the authorisation and financing of private company share buybacks, and draft regulations prohibiting the use of cancellations schemes on a takeover.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 22 January 2015 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Costs associated with highway works: getting to grips with the Redrow ruling

This Macfarlanes briefing looks at the implications of the Court of Appeal's decision in the 'Redrow' case, in which it considered the extent to which developers can be made liable for future highway maintenance works, notwithstanding that a highway is maintainable at the 'public expense'.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 12 January 2015 | Practice Area: Planning and Development

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