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Legislating for the UK's withdrawal from the EU

This briefing explains the main features of the Withdrawal Bill, how it will impact on UK law and the important scope and interpretation issues that it raises.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 17 August 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Suitability of swaps documentation to the blockchain considered by ISDA

On August 3, 2017, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association released a whitepaper that considers whether derivative contracts could operate on a blockchain. This article explains more.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 17 August 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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Avoid costly contractual mistakes – both in drafting and performance

Two recent cases highlight the danger of failing to ensure that all the blanks are completed prior to execution of a contract or to perform a specified contractual procedure set out in it. This briefing reviews them.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 17 August 2017 | Practice Area: Projects

Developments in the US tax treatment of UK charities

Thomas Dick explains how UK charities can discover if they are affected, and if they are what steps they should take to reinstate their status.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 August 2017 | Practice Area: Taxation

Fintech waiting game is on as players line up to capture Africa’s unbanked market

The advent of Fintech has blown Africa’s unbanked market wide open but no one knows yet who the big winners will be in capturing this massive emerging opportunity. This article aims to find out.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 16 August 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Don't bank on surrendering your lease if the landlord's mortgagee hasn't given its consent

The High Court has refused to imply into a deed of surrender a condition precedent that the superior landlord had obtained its lender's consent. This article examines the decision.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 16 August 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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EEOC Determination: Denial of transition-related health care benefits violates Title VII rights of transgender employees

The EEOC recently determined that denying coverage for transition-related services constituted sex discrimination under Title VII, as this article explains.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 15 August 2017 | Practice Area: Health Care

Sport Code for Sports Governance - who will be your Sir Chris Hoy?

British Cycling recently needed an open call to arms from Sir Chris Hoy to pass compliance resolutions, highlighting the need for National Governing Bodies to address the code sooner rather than later.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 15 August 2017 | Practice Area: Betting Gaming and Leisure

Fixed recoverable costs - coming soon to a court near you?

At the end of July 2017, Lord Justice Jackson presented a report recommending, among other things, the expansion of fixed recoverable costs in the fast track. This briefing examines the proposals.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 15 August 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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Luxembourg announces new IP tax regime

Luxembourg has announced a new regime that offers a special tax incentive for certain income from intellectual property rights. This article examines the proposed new legislation.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 14 August 2017 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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