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New UK aligns with US on hedge funds

LONDON - (AP) British Prime Minister David Cameron's new coalition faces likely defeat in an early test of international clout when Europe votes next week to impose tougher laws on hedge funds and private equity groups. These industries have drawn popular anger and post-financial meltdown scrutiny...

UK to press ahead with deep-sea oil exploration

LONDON - (APINTL) Britain will continue deep-sea oil exploration off the coast of Scotland despite concerns about safety raised by the Gulf of Mexico spill, the country's energy minister said Thursday. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said regulation is strong enough "to manage the risk of deep...

Renewable energy projects in the UK – new opportunities

In a seminar at its London office on 24 June 2010 international law firm Watson Farley Williams highlighted new opportunities for commercial-scale renewable energy projects in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) following the introduction of 'feed in tariffs'. Introduced in April 2010, feed...

Renewable energy projects in the UK – new opportunities

In a seminar at its London office on 24 June 2010 international law firm Watson Farley Williams highlighted new opportunities for commercial-scale renewable energy projects in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) following the introduction of 'feed in tariffs'. Introduced in April 2010, feed...

Insurers Could Benefit if the New UK Government Can Reform the Pensions System

Insurers involved in the U.K. pensions market are reacting with caution to the new U.K. government's call for a simpler, more stable pension system, as some believe constructive reform is easier to talk about than to implement. Paul Goodwin, head of pensions at Aviva plc, said calls for simplicity...

UK Group Says It's Suing Over US Execution Drug

LONDON - (AP) A group opposed to the death penalty filed suit Tuesday to try to prevent a British company from exporting a drug that could be used in the execution of an American inmate. Reprieve, a London-based rights group, and the London law firm Leigh Day & Co. are suing in the ... Subscribers...

UK’s Highest Court Gives Tweets a Voice: Green Lights Twitter from inside the Supreme Court

"A little bird told me." It's an oldie, but it has new life in the UK, particularly in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom today published guidance on its practice relating to the use of "live text based communications" (i.e. Tweeting), green lighting...

UK’s Highest Court Gives Tweets a Voice: Green Lights Twitter from inside the Supreme Court

"A little bird told me." It's an oldie, but it has new life in the UK, particularly in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom today published guidance on its practice relating to the use of "live text based communications" (i.e. Tweeting), green lighting...

Building consensus in compensation: the Addleshaws case study

Another well-intentioned and innovative reform to a law firm's partner compensation system has been aborted. The senior management team at one of the United Kingdom's better-managed law firms, Addleshaw Goddard , has been forced, by what appears to be unexpectedly strong opposition from...

After the honeymoon

What happens when things don't work out after a merger as well as the partners had hoped? There are almost always some rough spots after any merger of two businesses. However, these can be become life-threatening for recently merged law firms, which, like most law firms, typically have lower...

EU and UK Sanctions on Libya: Latest Developments

Fulbright Briefing BY: Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris , Nicola Kelly and Stephen M. McNabb The increasing number of sanctions imposed on Libya have resulted in further difficulties for companies conducting business in the embattled country. Companies currently and prospectively conducting...

Advisory—UK Bribery Act 2010 – Consider Your Directors and Officers Insurance?

By Raymond L. Sweigart and Rene L. Siemens, Partners, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Section 7 of the UK Bribery Act that came into force on 1 July establishes a strict liability corporate offense for failure to prevent bribery. The only defence recognized in the Act is where an affected commercial...

U.K. Road to Competitiveness Is Paved With Tax Increases

It has been the stated policy of the United Kingdom's Conservative-led coalition government "to create the most competitive corporate tax regime in the G20." Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reiterated this policy -- expanded to include all noncorporate business -- in his 2012...

UK denies right-to-die legal challenge

LONDON (AP) - Britain's High Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by a man who has locked-in syndrome to overturn the country's euthanasia law by refusing to legally allow doctors to end his life. Tony Nicklinson had a stroke in 2005 that left him unable to Full version (available to lexis...

UK man who failed to overturn euthanasia law dies

LONDON (AP) - Tony Nicklinson, paralyzed and unable to speak, found life so unbearable he wanted to die. On Wednesday, the 58-year-old Briton got his wish. His family said he died of Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

UK court rules Kenyan torture victims can sue

LONDON (AP) - The High Court ruled Friday that three elderly Kenyans tortured during a rebellion against British colonial rule can proceed with compensation claims against the Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Radical cleric Abu Qatada wins deportation appeal

LONDON (AP) - A radical Islamist cleric described by prosecutors as a key al-Qaida operative in Europe cannot be deported from Britain to Jordan to face terrorism charges, judges ruled Monday in the latest twist in a protracted legal saga. Britain's government has been Full version (available...

Will the Lords Amend UK Copyright Law to Better Protect Industrial Designs?

The luxury goods and creative industries market continues to outperform the wider European economy, growing at 13% between 2009 and 2010, and 10% between 2010 and 2011. In this thriving environment, the high-end segment of European design household and office equipment, furniture and furnishing has,...

Overview of United Kingdom Anti-Money Laundering Law

by William H. Byrnes IV, Robert J. Munro, and Amy Marie Stevens The United Kingdom is is ranked as the 3rd largest economy in Europe and 7th worldwide. It ties New York in rank as the largest financial hub in the world. Despite extensive anti-money laundering legislation, the United Kingdom is...

Employment Law in the United Kingdom

by Amanda K. Caldwell The United Kingdom ("UK"), comprised of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, has a population of over 62 million people, is culturally diverse and remains one of leading financial and service centers of the world. It is often considered the entry way to...

DLA Piper Alert-NLA v Meltwater: The UK Supreme Court Makes a Reference to CJEU on the Issue of Temporary Copies

The UK Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the case of Public Relations Consultants Association Limited (PRCA) and the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) & Ot hers. Whilst expressing the view that merely viewing copyright material online (as opposed to downloading or printing that material...

Norton Rose Fulbright: Iran Nuclear Deal To Take Effect January 20, 2014

Deal provides Iran limited relief from sanctions By Stephen M. McNabb , Stefan Reisinger and Gwen S. Green On January 20, 2014, the Joint Plan of Action reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China) plus...

Supreme Court Upholds $185 Million UNCITRAL Award Against Argentina

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) After finding that arbitrators had the authority to determine whether a precondition to arbitration in an investment dispute was met, the U.S. Supreme Court on March 5 reversed an appeals court ruling that vacated an order confirming a $185,285,485.85 award issued...

Price Controls on Specialty Pharmaceuticals: Global Perspectives on the Free Market Debate

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. We love our pharmaceuticals here in the U S of A and we pay through the nose for them too...

CBP Notice: Expansion of Global Entry Eligibility to All Citizens of the United Kingdom

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - "This document announces that CBP is concluding the pilot and expanding eligibility in the Global Entry program to include all British citizens with a valid United Kingdom passport documenting their British citizenship. Additionally...