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FCA consults on CRD IV: Are you an IFPRU or BIPRU firm?

Proposed changes to the FCA Handbook as published by the FCA in its consultation paper published on 31 July 2013.
CMA rules pork pies merger may give rise to competition concerns

The Competition and Markets Authority intends to refer Pork Farms’ chilled savoury pastry merger for a phase 2 investigation unless undertakings are offered.

CNMC extends its modular construction infringement proceedings to 12 additional companies

The Spanish Competition Authority has extended the existing infringement proceedings in the modular construction case to 12 additional undertakings.

General Court cuts ENI’s recidivism uplift in paraffin wax cartel appeal

The General Court has reduced the fine imposed on ENI by the Commission for retroactively attributing liability for earlier cartel infringements.

Net Contribution - "The Concealed Pitfall or Trap"

Despite the prominence of net contribution clauses in construction collateral warranties, third party rights schedules and sometimes in contracts or appointments, until last year there had been no English law cases to determine whether or not net contribution clauses are enforceable

Superdry design rights infringed by Animal hooded gilet

The IPEC has decided that an Animal men’s gilet infringed Superdry’s unregistered design rights in its ‘Academy’ gilet.

China’s growing UK presence – The cost to competition

Darren Rogers, Real Estate partner, wrote an article for Property Week discussing the implications of China’s investment into the UK

AGCM authorizes joint venture for book distribution following commitments

The Italian Competition Authority has cleared a book distribution joint venture following commitments to protect small and medium-sized publishers.

Workplace Wisdoms: Mistletoe and Wine - brand new festive pitfalls for employers

In this podcast, we look at some of the brand new festive pitfalls which 2014 has brought for employers, and how you can navigate through them to a peaceful New Year.

Malta becomes sixth Member State to ratify the UPC

Malta has now officially ratified the UPC Agreement, it having been approved by the Maltese Parliament at the beginning of 2014.

When is gross misconduct not gross misconduct?

An update from the Employment Team at King & Wood Mallesons about unfair dismissal procedure, gross misconduct and summary dismissal.

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