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Civil justice in Scotland could take giant leap with Gill report

Lord Gill’s report on the Scottish Civil Justice System was published on 30 September. With 206 recommendations in 15 separate chapters, the report is comprehensive and ambitious. If implemented, it will represent a massive step forward for civil justice in Scotland.

Law Firm: Brodies | Published: 09 February 2010 | Practice Area: Litigation

The scheme of things

Schemes of arrangement have become the tool of choice to secure deals in an insolvency market grown increasingly complex and fractious. Freshfields’ Ken Baird and Catherine Balmond chart their rise.

Law Firm: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Published: 08 February 2010 | Practice Area: Corporate reorganisation

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SEC Provides Guidance on Climate Change-Related Disclosure

On January 27, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) voted 3-to-2 to provide public companies with guidance on disclosure requirements with respect to climate change.

Law Firm: Dewey & LeBoeuf | Published: 08 February 2010 | Practice Area: Non Governmental Organisations

Is this a record? 1,519 domain names transferred by one WIPO decision

Inter-Continental Hotels Corporation and Six Continents Hotels, Inc., which are part of the same group of companies, have succeeded in having 1,519 domain names transferred as a result of a single domain name complaint.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 05 February 2010 | Practice Area: Litigation

Go ahead to recover penalties from employees for breach of competition law

Earlier this month, the High Court held that, in principle, Safeway is entitled to recover from its employees and directors a fine it is to receive from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for breaches of the Competition Act 1998 that they caused Safeway to commit.

Law Firm: Walker Morris | Published: 04 February 2010 | Practice Area: Negligence

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Employee Incentivisation – 'Growth' Shares

Employee incentivisation is always a hot topic and never more so than in the current climate of pay freezes and failed bonus targets.

Law Firm: Walker Morris | Published: 04 February 2010 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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New for 2010: Changes to Qatar’s Tax Regime and International Tax Developments

Since 1 January 2010, many businesses operating in Qatar, as well as groups looking to invest in Qatar, are now subject to a lower headline rate of corporate income tax, and are able to benefit from a wider range of tax treaty structuring options than has previously been the case.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 04 February 2010 | Practice Area: Income Tax

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Ban on wearing cross is not discriminatory

In a case which has received a great deal of press attention, the Court of Appeal has upheld previous Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal decisions that British Airways’ requirement that an employee remove or conceal a cross on a necklace was not indirect religious discrimination,

Law Firm: Hammonds | Published: 01 February 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Drafting contracts – key lessons from 2009

In this briefing, we look at the lessons to be learnt from some of the main contract law cases of 2009.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 01 February 2010 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Director personally liable for company’s fraudulent misrepresentations

The recent case of Invertec v De Mol Holding1 has highlighted the risk of directors being found personally liable for all losses flowing from fraudulent misrepresentations.

Law Firm: Walker Morris | Published: 01 February 2010 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax

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