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26 September 2019
Pensions and ESG – The evolving legal and regulatory landscape
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are becoming increasingly high profile and they are moving up the agenda for trustee boards, pension providers and asset managers as they respond to new legal and regulatory requirements, to pressure from savers and action groups and to changing...
07 March 2019
Regulator's annual funding statement raises the funding bar
The Pensions Regulator has published its 2019 annual funding statement for defined benefit (DB) schemes. The statement: reflects the Regulator's tougher approach confirms the Regulator's focus on reducing the length of deficit recovery plans and requiring schemes to set a long term funding target,...
26 October 2017
"Lightening the load" – is retrospective levelling-down of pension benefits a Safe Way to equalise?
Benefit equalisation might just be about to take a much-needed haircut. In its recent decision in Safeway the Court of Appeal has opened up a new ‘Barber Window of opportunity’ by questioning the long-established principle that benefits cannot be levelled-down retrospectively in order to align male...
28 September 2017
IBM v Dalgleish says “reasonable expectations” are just that – but beware the Consultation Regulations, the new ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’
IBM’s emphatic win in the Court of Appeal has been widely acclaimed as a victory for employers seeking to manage their pension liabilities – and rightly so. But could the judgment have a sting in its tail?
01 March 2017
General Counsel Update, February 2017
This is the latest in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas. Please see a summary of contents below and you can click download above for a full copy. For more information, please contact Simone Pearlman , Editor.
27 February 2017
A DOSE OF ECONOMIC REALITY – THE PENSIONS GREEN PAPER
Last Monday, 20 February the Government published its long-awaited Green Paper, "Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes". It focuses on the "central challenge" for DB pension schemes, namely how best to provide a high degree of security in income in a world where nothing can...
10 January 2017
Preview of 2017 - a schedule of anticipated legal developments for the year ahead
2017 will see major changes to the UK legal landscape, with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union expected to be triggered by the end of March 2017 to begin the Brexit process. The legal implications of Brexit will be hugely significant; preparing for their impact will be a substantial...
24 January 2020
Financial Accountability Regime to introduce obligations on RSE licensees and insurers
Reforms proposed by the Government this week will impose significant obligations on registrable superannuation entity licensees and insurers. These reforms will also have implications for banks that are already subject to the Banking Executive Accountability Regime ( BEAR ).
22 January 2020
Moscow Corporate Crime and Investigations Newsletter - January 2020
This newsletter summarises recent developments in Russian regulations, enforcement and court practice which may be relevant for doing business in Russia, from a corporate crime and investigations perspective. Additionally, this newsletter identifies some developments in the US and other relevant...
21 January 2020
The new environment for climate change litigation
The Dutch Supreme Court (the Court ) has recently affirmed a decision of the District Court to issue an order directing the State of the Netherlands to reduce it's greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2020 by at least 25% of the emissions as at 1990. The order issued by the District Court now...
21 January 2020
HIGH COURT STRIKES OUT CLAIM AGAINST BANKS IN THEIR CAPACITY AS LENDERS TO INVESTORS OF A TAX DEFERRAL SCHEME
The High Court has struck out claims brought by former investors in the Ingenious Media tax deferral schemes against lending banks who advanced sums to the investors for the purpose of investing in the scheme: Mr Anthony Barness & Ors v Ingenious Media Limited & Ors  EWHC 3299 (Ch) .
16 January 2020
Top 10 Employment Law Developments Of The Decade: Part 2
In the final installment of our two-part article, we conclude our countdown of the top U.S. labor and employment developments of the 2010s. This part covers the key developments from 2015 to 2019, and it concludes with our selection of the most important development of the decade.
13 January 2020
Getting the deal through: Joint Ventures 2020
In increasingly complex and connected global markets, joint ventures offer access to business and investment opportunities that may be less available to parties acting alone. New market entry, growing customer bases, sharing of capital expenditure or other costs, originating funding or investment,...
08 January 2020
Open Innovation: Collaborate to Innovate
Innovation that happens in an "open" collaborative context – either internally or with external partners - can provide faster, better, more holistic results to accelerate innovation and improve competitive advantage, concludes our new report: Open Innovation: Collaborate to Innovate , based on "...
08 January 2020
Open Innovation: Data issues in innovation and collaborations
Businesses in every sector are under pressure to innovate to stay ahead of the competition. ‘’Open innovation’’ is a term that has come to describe innovation which extends beyond the traditional Research and Development department of a business and embraces a broader pool of talent and ideas...
06 January 2020
Views on an evolving automotive industry: Responding to ESG-related scrutiny
The automotive industry is unquestionably evolving at considerable pace whether through advances in connectivity and autonomy in vehicles, developments in the way that consumers access and use vehicles or changes driven by the 'electric revolution'.