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Same sex marriage and pensions - Walker v Innospec

The Supreme Court has ruled that benefits for same sex spouses must be provided on the same basis as for opposite sex spouses. This briefing examines the decision.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Electric vehicle market sparks into life as ICE age comes to end?

It seems that electric vehicles are finally coming of age as barriers to take up start to fall, costs decline, and range and performance improves. This article examines the burgeoning market.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 26 July 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Cybercrime: the latest pension risk?

The Pensions Regulator has identified cybercrime as a key emerging risk area for pension schemes. This article recaps on trustees' responsibilities in relation to protecting scheme data.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 21 July 2017 | Practice Area: Pensions

California post-2020 GHG Regulation Debate: Compromise passed both Houses with a two-thirds vote

Legislative leaders have just voted to extend California's cap-and-trade program, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, via two new bills. This article summarizes the bills and some potential impacts.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 21 July 2017 | Practice Area: Environmental Taxes

New guidance for lawyers advising clients on human rights risks

On 17 July 2017, the International Bar Association Legal Policy and Research Unit released a Handbook for Lawyers on Business and Human Rights. This article examines its contents.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Art. 8 Human Rights Act

Amendments to Canada’s patent linkage provisions relating to generic and biosimilar market approval

On July 14, 2017, long-awaited amendments to Canada’s patent linkage provisions relating to generic and biosimilar market approval were published. Some of the key proposed changes are described in this article.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 18 July 2017 | Practice Area: Patents

Same-sex partners win their fight for full pensions

The Supreme Court has handed down an important judgment relating to occupational pension scheme death benefits payable to same-sex partners. This briefing examines the case in detail.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 17 July 2017 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

Arbitration in india: dispute resolution in the world's largest democracy

India remains high on the list of cross-border traders and investors. But what is best practice for resolving India-related commercial disputes? This report aims to find out.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 12 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Reverse property assessment appeals: Commercial properties owners have a friend in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

This article looks at a landmark case in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court constitutionally curbed the rights of taxing jurisdictions to file selective appeals.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 12 July 2017 | Practice Area: Real Estate

Food and Beverage News and Trends: July 2017

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 10 July 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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