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The Coalition’s plans for employment law

This article, by Norton Rose, looks at the possible changes to employment legislation already in place and proposals for future changes to the law.

Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright | Published: 13 July 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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Public international law update: US imposes additional sanctions on Iran

On 1 July 2010, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010, which will have a considerable impact on companies who currently conduct business with or related to Iran.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 13 July 2010 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Common law manslaughter conviction – the case of R v Winter

Herbert Smith looks at the implications of the recent case of R v Winter [2010] EWCA Crim 1474, which provides an example of the type of conduct which constitutes gross negligence leading to convictions for manslaughter.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 13 July 2010 | Practice Area: Health and Safety

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Green light for redundancy payment cap – but for how long?

This briefing by Shoosmiths reports that a recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal is good news for employers operating contractual redundancy payment schemes, but the position may change in the future.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 July 2010 | Practice Area: Collective Consultation

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Roadmap of a listing in London

Hogan Lovells has produced this quick reference guide to all stages of a London listing, covering due diligence and prospectus preparation, roadshow, bookbuilding and launch.

Law Firm: Hogan Lovells | Published: 13 July 2010 | Practice Area: Corporate Financing

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Lisbon Treaty update: increased role for the EU in foreign direct investment

The transfer of competence for FDI to the EU as a result of the Lisbon Treaty raised many pressing questions. Many questions have been answered in the policy paper ‘Towards a comprehensive European international investment policy’ and the proposal for a new Regulation, both published on 7 July.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 12 July 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Essential corporate news - week ending 9 July 2010

This latest edition of Norton Rose’s weekly news service covers developments including: new director general for the Takeover Panel; CEO of Sibir fined £350,000 for market abuse; and FSA invites comments on miscellaneous amendments to the FSA Handbook.

Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright | Published: 12 July 2010 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

Risks of taking a global approach under the UK Pensions Regulator

We've only just witnessed the Pensions Regulator's first contribution notice. Now we're looking at its second financial support direction exercise (the last time it issued any FSDs was in 2008 in respect of two Sea Containers pension schemes). Wragge & Co looks at the implications of the FSD.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 12 July 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Austria: Disability-based harassment by co-workers

The Austrian Supreme Court has held that employees who are discriminated against because of a disability may claim damages from the abusing co-worker under the Employment of Disabled Persons Act, even if the colleagues do not work in the same hierarchical structure.

Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 12 July 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Financial sector update – July 2010

This financial sector update from Nabarro covers topics including: bank capital and liquidity measures - the implications for borrowers; Takeover Panel consultation following Kraft; and owning and occupying data centres - ignore property issues at your peril.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 12 July 2010 | Practice Area: Health and Safety

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