Monthly Archives: September 2015

Law Awards Scotland 2015 – Linda Reilly

Well done to Linda Reilly, our legal executive at Miller Samuel who received a special commendation award at the Law Awards Scotland 2015 for ‘Paralegal of the Year’. 

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Fladgate advises Greybull Capital on acquisition of 140 stores from Morrisons

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.

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Kiirmood vs. luksusbrändid

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…? 

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Legal Action on Behalf of Shareholders Expected Against Tesco

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. 

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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.

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Dej-Udom & Associates Newsletter August 2015

The Dej-Udom & Associates monthly newsletter covering Thailand and the ASEAN region for August 2015

COUNTDOWN 2015 – ASEAN Economic Community

RCEP Breakthrough
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.

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The Misclassified Worker and Employee Benefit Plan Considerations

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. 

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Supreme Court Permits Enforcement Proceedings Against Chevron

In closing another chapter in what has been a very long story, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that forty-seven Ecuadorian villagers can proceed with their Ontario lawsuit against Chevron Corporation (“Chevron”) and Chevron Canada Limited (“Chevron Canada”) to recognize and enforce a U.S. $9.51 million judgment that they obtained against Chevron in the courts of Ecuador.
 
This writer has written about this case before. After the plaintiffs commenced an action in the Ontario Superior Court, Chevron moved to permanently stay the action on the basis that the Ontario Court had no jurisdiction to hear the matter. The motion judge ruled in the villagers’ favour with respect to the issue of jurisdiction. However, the judge exercised the court’s power to stay the proceedings on its own motion on the basis that pursuing a recognition and enforcement proceeding against Chevron in Ontario, where Chevron claimed it had no assets, would be futile and a waste of time and resources. 
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City Set to Impress International Delegation

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. 

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Hon. Marion Allan provides insights on elder law

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.

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