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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.
Workplace Wisdoms: Keeping it closed

Employment law podcast from King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin on the Morrisons‘ insider who posted 100,000 salaries online, and 5 ways to tighten up your data security.

OHIM and National Trade Mark Offices Announce Common Practice on Black & White Marks

OHIM and the national trade mark offices have announced their new Common Practice on black and white marks, with implications for oppositions, use and priority.

If it’s any consolation

President Obama’s recent call to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 over the next three years is making the headlines.

The marital bed – Christian hotel owners wrong to refuse gay couple

Similar to the US, both employees and members of the public can bring discrimination claims against businesses.

Blowing the whistle on bribery

Allegations about bribery in Indonesia have hit Rolls Royce, the English car maker, hard.

HS2 compensation package clarified and deadline set for objections

Deadlines of 16 May 2014 (businesses) and 23 May (individuals) to object to the HS2 Bill. Compensation package for homeowners and small businesses.

$1.83 billion equal pay debt

The UK's biggest city council, Birmingham City Council (“BCC”), has a whooping $1.83 billion bill, after settling equal pay claims with about 11,000 female staff.

Crimea crisis: EU increases existing sanctions and repeats the threat of wider trade restrictions

The EU Council has expanded the list of individuals subject to assets freezes and visa bans with additional persons being added to the sanctions blacklists.

A hot cup of Coco to help investors sleep?

Eoin Hayden, Financial Markets associate, wrote an article for Economia, regarding contingent convertible capital (Cocos).

Change in CTM practice re cancellation actions and conversion

OHIM has updated its guidance on cancellation actions.

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