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  • US-Based Syncreon chooses English Scheme of Arrangement Over Chapter 11 For Financial And Corporate Restructure

    On Tuesday (11th September) the English High Court sanctioned two schemes of arrangement which are integral to the restructure of Syncreon, a US-headquartered global logistics business. This decision, the first where a US-headquartered group has openly favoured an English scheme of arrangement over Chapter 11 proceedings, could lead to more US companies seeking to use the English courts and statutory provisions to restructure their financial liabilities as an alternative to Chapter 11 proceedings. (See Article)

    Sep 16, 2019 11:12 AM

  • Adtech and Real Time Bidding in the Regulatory Crosshairs

    UK data protection regulator demands companies in the RTB ecosystem re-evaluate privacy notices, use of personal data, and lawful basis. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO’s) latest report into adtech and real time bidding (RTB) (the ICO Report) provides a stark assessment of the adtech sector’s use of personal data in RTB scenarios. (See Article)

    Sep 16, 2019 11:12 AM

  • Changes to UK Retail Price Index Will Have Impact on Contracts

    The UK government announced changes to the Retail Price Index (RPI) on 4 September 2019. In summary, RPI will not be abolished, but RPI will be changed to match CPIH on a date between 2025 and 2030 (with such date to be determined later). (See Article)

    Sep 16, 2019 11:12 AM

  • Brexit Manoeuvres: Brexit and Trade Marks

    With a “no-deal” scenario looking increasingly more likely, what should brand owners be doing to prepare for 31 October this year? EU trade marks in the UK - Once the UK leaves the EU, existing EU trade marks (EUTMs) will no longer cover the UK. The government has stated that existing EUTM registrations will effectively be "cloned" such that right holders will be granted a new UK equivalent trade mark which will come into force at the time of the UK’s exit from the EU. It is important to note that this is only the case for registrations at the time of exit. (See Article)

    Sep 16, 2019 11:12 AM

  • Pensions: What's new this week - 9 September 2019

    Welcome to your weekly update from the Allen & Overy Pensions team, bringing you up to speed on the latest legal and regulatory developments in the world of occupational pensions. Please see full article below for more information. (See Article)

    Sep 16, 2019 11:12 AM

  • Brexit - a guide to the latest developments

    As the UK's constitution continues to be tested, the Brexit fundamentals remain unchanged. Seven weeks from now, the UK will automatically exit the EU on 31 October by the default operation of the Article 50 process.  The Government alone need do nothing to make that happen... (See Article)

    Sep 16, 2019 11:12 AM

  • UK High Court Declines to Sanction Transfer of Annuity Portfolio

    The High Court of Justice Business and Property Courts of England & Wales refused to sanction a scheme proposed by Prudential Assurance Co. and Rothesay Life PLC to transfer approximately 370,000 annuity policies from Prudential to Rothesay. The scheme was proposed under Part VII of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. (See Article)

    Sep 16, 2019 11:12 AM

  • NDA and Confidentiality Provisions in Severance and Other Agreements – What Should Employers be Doing Now?

    The debate continues in the United Kingdom as to how non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements should be regulated to combat their abuse, particularly in cases of harassment and discrimination. In this OnPoint we consider what employers should be doing now in relation to their severance and other documentation in order to reduce the risks of challenges to their agreements, ensure that they accord with best practice, and avoid the risk of criticism of the restrictions they seek to place on employees in settlement situations, especially those involving sensitive issues. (See Article)

    Sep 16, 2019 11:12 AM

  • Removing Telecommunications Apparatus To Create A New Access

    The Electronic Communications Code 2017 (the Code) applies across the whole of the UK and it is therefore an area where English real estate case law can also be relevant in Scotland. In the recent English case of Evolution (Shinfield) LLP v. British Telecommunications Plc [2019] UKUT 127 (LC) the Upper Tribunal (UT) considered whether or not paragraph 38 of the Code could be used by a developer to require an operator, at the operator's own cost, to remove its electronic communications apparatus (ECA) from neighbouring land to enable construction of a new access route to the development site. The UT concluded that paragraph 38 could not be used in this way. (See Article)

    Sep 16, 2019 11:12 AM

  • Employment News: holiday pay, EWCs, EHRC

    Noteworthy – no holiday pro-rating for "part year" music teacher - In The Harpur Trust v Brazel the Court of Appeal confirmed that a music teacher was entitled to be paid for 5.6 weeks' annual holiday, even though she only worked during term time. (See Article)

    Sep 16, 2019 11:12 AM

  • UK Immigration Update: New Proposals for EEA and Swiss Nationals in Case of No-Deal Brexit

    Following the prime minister’s announcement that free movement will come to an end, the UK government has published a policy paper setting out proposals for European Economic Area and Swiss nationals if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal on October 31, 2019. (See Article)

    Sep 16, 2019 11:12 AM

  • Art Antiquity & Law

    Issue number #24-2 (July 2019) of publication Art Antiquity & Law is now available

    Sep 5, 2019 11:04 AM

  • New African

    Issue number #597 (August 2019) of publication New African is now available

    Sep 5, 2019 11:04 AM

  • African Business

    Issue number #466 (August 2019) of publication African Business is now available

    Aug 29, 2019 5:03 AM

  • New African

    Issue number #596 (July 2019) of publication New African is now available

    Aug 13, 2019 11:36 AM

  • UKSC hands down judgment on public right to access to Court records

    The Supreme Court handed down three judgments on 29th July 2019, of which Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring [2019] UKSC 38 deals with the public right to access court records under Rule 5.4C of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). The Court of Appeal had ordered limited disclosure of documents from litigation to a third party in relation to asbestos claims, and the matter came on appeal and cross-appeal to the Supreme Court. In an important decision, the Supreme Court has determined that the principle of open justice applies to all courts and tribunals, and each has inherent jurisdiction to assess what access should be allowed to non-parties. The basis of making such an order is not Rule 5.4C but rather the Court's inherent jurisdiction.

    Jul 31, 2019 9:02 AM

  • African Business

    Issue number #465 (July 2019) of publication African Business is now available

    Jul 30, 2019 5:19 AM

  • Database and Network Journal

    Issue number #49-3 (June 2019) of publication Database and Network Journal is now available

    Jul 23, 2019 11:03 AM

  • African Business

    Issue number #464 (June 2019) of publication African Business is now available

    Jun 27, 2019 11:17 AM

  • Art Antiquity & Law

    Issue number #24-1 (April 2019) of publication Art Antiquity & Law is now available

    Jun 20, 2019 5:04 AM

  • Database and Network Journal

    Issue number #49-2 (April 2019) of publication Database and Network Journal is now available

    Jun 4, 2019 11:47 AM

  • New African

    Issue number #594 (May 2019) of publication New African is now available

    Jun 4, 2019 11:47 AM

  • African Business

    Issue number #463 (May 2019) of publication African Business is now available

    May 16, 2019 5:47 AM

  • New African

    Issue number #593 (April 2019) of publication New African is now available

    May 15, 2019 1:17 PM

  • African Business

    Issue number #462 (April 2019) of publication African Business is now available

    Apr 25, 2019 4:33 PM

  • New African

    Issue number #592 (March 2019) of publication New African is now available

    Apr 11, 2019 5:17 PM

  • Capital & Class

    Issue number #43-1 (March 2019) of publication Capital & Class is now available

    Mar 29, 2019 5:33 PM

  • New content

    A resource has been added Art Antiquity & Law

    Mar 22, 2019 3:17 AM

  • Database and Network Journal

    Issue number #49-1 (February 2019) of publication Database and Network Journal is now available

    Mar 20, 2019 6:47 PM

  • New content

    A resource has been added International Resource News (IRN)

    Mar 13, 2019 1:18 PM