Monthly Archives: September 2015
Fladgate LLP is advising investment firm Greybull Capital on the acquisition of 140 high street convenience stores from WM Morrison Supermarkets plc.
Greybull Capital, a turnaround specialist that led the takeover of travel business Monarch Group last year, together with a team of industry specialists led by retail expert Mike Greene, will take control of the 140 stores that trade under the M Local brand. Mike Greene is a longstanding client of Fladgate lead partner, Ian Brent. Fladgate introduced the management team to Greybull.
Primark, kes on Suurbritannias ja Iirimaal odavamate moekaupade turul opereeriv jaemüüja, teeb ettevalmistusi Ameerika vallutamiseks. Hetkel on Primarkil Euroopas juba 15 poodi ja ettevõte areneb nii kiiresti, et läbimüüki suudeti 5 aastaga kasvatada tervelt 150% võrra. Eksperdid nimetavad Primarki Euroopas kiirmoe uueks turuliidriks. Tundub, et Primarki Eestisse jõudmine on vaid aja küsimus…?
A leading litigation funder, Bentham Funders, has revealed that they have set up a fund for shareholders in Tesco to take legal action against the supermarket giants.
As a result of the formation of the fund, the courts will decide if shareholders and others are entitled to compensation after Tesco’s alleged breaches of the Financial Services and Markets Act which saw the supermarket overstate its earnings and making misleading statements to the market.
ital Media, Technology & Privacy Alert – Federal Circuit Court Reinforces FTC’s Authority to Act in Data Breach Cases
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) indeed has the authority to bring enforcement actions against companies with allegedly deficient cybersecurity measures that fail to protect consumer data against hackers, as it has done in many previous instances.
The Dej-Udom & Associates monthly newsletter covering Thailand and the ASEAN region for August 2015
COUNTDOWN 2015 – ASEAN Economic Community
At the 47th Meeting of the ASEAN Economic Ministers held this month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, significant progress was made on the pending Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The RCEP is the proposed free trade agreement between the ASEAN member states and Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand. Past obstacles were overcome during the meeting and now the RCEP agreement could be finalized by 2016. Of note at the meeting, all parties to the RCEP agreed to immediately zero-rate 65% of all tariff lines when the agreement takes effect and have 80% zero-rated within 10 years after.
If an employer is found to have misclassified an employee as an independent contractor or other contingent worker, then liability can be substantial under applicable federal and state labor, employment, tax and withholding laws including laws regarding payment of wages, overtime and unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, discrimination and rights of workers and unions. It is equally important to understand that compliance of employee benefit plans with requirements under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, (the “Code”) can also be at risk. Employers must be mindful of the effects misclassification of employees can have on their employee benefit plans.
Later this week, 50 top lawyers from across Europe and the United States of America, are set to arrive in Glasgow for the annual International Lawyers Network’s (ILN) European Regional Meeting.
Hosts, Glasgow solicitors Miller Samuel LLP, will be using the opportunity to promote to their international counterparts, the commercial and leisure opportunities available in Scotland generally and within the city in particular.
The Honourable Marion Allan provides her insights on the evolution of elder law in an interview with the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. Check out the interview and register for the upcoming Canadian Elder Law Conference at which Marion will speak about dementia and client competency—practice tips, communication strategies and ethical issues.