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Site blocking commences in Australia
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • July 1 2015

As of 27 June 2015, the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2015 (Act) has passed both houses of the Australian Parliament and commenced


UK pensions update - June 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • June 29 2015

The Chancellor announced at Prime Minister's Questions on 17 June 2015 that the Treasury will begin a consultation to ensure savers are treated


Aspect v. Higgins in the Supreme Court
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2015

Key point: UK construction contracts contain an implied term that the loser of an adjudication, having made payment as ordered by an adjudicator, has


The global employer: recent trends and developments in employment and labor law
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Argentina, USA, China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • March 26 2015

2014 was marked by high profile rulings and laws that had an important impact on employees and employers alike. Both the judicial as well as the


Industrial action contingency planning
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • July 2 2012

In our March 2012 edition of this newsletter, we explored how UK employers can prepare for the threat of strike action, looking at some recent disputes and resulting court guidance


IP tax regimes to be abolished and replaced by new "nexus"- based regimes
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Germany, United Kingdom
  • November 18 2014

On 11 November 2014, the UK and Germany made a joint announcement about a proposal they had developed to address some of the concerns raised over the


PRA finalises rules implementing CRD IV "capital buffers" in the UK
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • June 3 2014

As you will no doubt be aware, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) consulted in detail on implementing the Capital Requirements Directive IV


PILON clause: employment did not terminate until payment made and employee notified of exercise of payment in lieu clause
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2013

The Supreme Court has held that a termination was not effective when the employee was notified that he was being dismissed with immediate effect or


Key EU legislative developments - status update as at April 2015 (updates in red)
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 23 2015

Implementing Basel III (Liquidity standards; definition of capital; leverage ratio; counterparty credit risk; capital buffers). Plus, enhanced


Injuncting a call on a performance bond - a case too far?
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2013

Threatening to call on a performance bond or guarantee is an often used negotiation tactic when an employer is trying to pressurise a contractor at