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Today's sign-off from the national governments in the EU is the final substantive step towards adoption by the EU of legislation on antitrust damages actions.
Deloitte
On Monday 17 November 2014 we launched our latest report, Healthcare and Life Sciences Predictions 2020, at the FT Global Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Conference 2014 in London.
Deloitte
In May 2014, Public Health England and the Alzheimer's Society, as part of the Prime Ministers Dementia Challenge, joined forces to launch a new campaign to encourage people to become Dementia Friends.
Reed Smith
This briefing discusses the new approach of the UK’s regulator, the FCA, to regulatory enforcement of wholesale markets, as revealed by the recent settlements between the agency and five banks relating to FX manipulation.
Withers LLP
We are now firmly in the FATCA era and moving on to the post FATCA era. With the first FATCA reports being submitted in March 2015, ..
Withers LLP
When FATCA was signed by Barack Obama in 2010, many commentators were quick to argue that such ‘breathtakingly extra-territorial’ provisions would never come to fruition.
Reed Smith
The vessel in question was the subject of two charters on the NYPE 46 form, for one time charter trip under each, with the second charter being in direct continuation of the first.
Withers LLP
Enhanced shared parental pay presents both opportunity and potentially some thorny legal issues. No one can say how many employees will actually make use of shared parental leave, meaning the question marks over enhanced shared parental pay could turn out to be a storm in a teacup.
Withers LLP
Surrogacy is 'the practice whereby one woman carries a child with the intention that the child should be handed over at birth' to one of more persons who intend to bring up the child as their own (‘commissioning parents’).
Withers LLP
Shared parental leave | Be prepared
Withers LLP
This is a topic that employers can no longer afford to ignore. The most up to date figures from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (‘HFEA’) show that 48,147 women underwent IVF or similar treatments in 2011, with 61,726 cycles culminating in 17,041 live births.
Withers LLP
Ordinary paternity leave is available to eligible male and female employees following the birth or adoption of a child.
Withers LLP
Rights to adoption leave and pay broadly mirror the rights that are given to birth mothers. However there are some major differences. The
Withers LLP
After the introduction of shared parental leave, maternity leave will continue to form the default position for employed women and the shared parental regime will coexist with maternity rights as a parallel system.
Withers LLP
Employers have a general duty to protect the health and safety of their workers. They have specific duties where there are women of childbearing age at work.
Withers LLP
A pregnant employee or (since 1 October 2014) an agency worker is entitled to paid time off to attend ante-natal care appointments during working hours regardless of the number of hours worked or their length of service.
Withers LLP
On October 30, 2014, the IRS announced in Rev. Proc. 2014-61 that there will be higher estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemptions for tax year 2015 to account for inflation.
Withers LLP
Since its initial boom in 2011, and despite subsequent issues with subsidies in the years that followed, solar panel electricity generation technology (known as solar photovoltaics (or 'PV')), continues to be one of the UK's most important renewable energy sources.
Withers LLP
There is a well-known principle in drafting sale or lease contracts that prices are quoted net of VAT, but the contract specifically reserves that the Seller or Lessor can add VAT if appropriate.
Withers LLP
you are appointing an architect or any other consultant to undertake services, and… (also happen to be a banker (or are just savvy),) you will need to watch out for a Net Contribution Clause (NCC) in the consultant's appointment. If you sign up to an unamended 'industry standard' consultant appointment as the consultant will call it, beware, it is very likely to have an NCC, and this will affect what you can recover from that consultant in the event of a breach.
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Fenwick Elliott LLP
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Field Fisher Waterhouse
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Nabarro LLP
Under English law different types of contractual breach attract different remedies.
Nabarro LLP
From April 2015, non-UK residents selling UK residential property will be subject to capital gains tax (CGT) on future gains.
Verfides
UK real estate, particularly prime property in London, has always attracted significant international investment.
Clyde & Co
Primary defaulted on its obligations under the Agreement. RBS consequently instructed KPMG to conduct an independent business review of Primary, known as the "Medway Reports".
Field Fisher Waterhouse
The Court of Appeal has recently considered whether a director of a holding company was liable to one of its subsidiaries for breach of fiduciary duties, despite not having been appointed as a director of the subsidiary company.
Smith & Williamson
HM Revenue & Customs made an unexpected announcement on 4 August 2014 on the taxation of unremitted foreign income or gains used as collateral for a loan enjoyed in the UK.
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