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01 March 2021
UK Pension Schemes Act 2021 Soundbite Series
The Pension Schemes Act 2021 will introduce the most significant reforms to the UK's funding and regulatory framework for defined benefit pension schemes since the regime was introduced in 2005. The Act will introduce three new pensions-related criminal offences, more stringent financial penalties...
12 February 2021
M&A, restructuring, re-financing and dividends likely to be hit by new pensions offences and regulatory sanctions
The Pension Schemes Act 2021 finally received Royal Assent yesterday, paving the way for the most significant reform of the regulatory regime for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes since its introduction in 2006. The Act introduces new criminal offences and new regulatory powers for the Pensions...
03 November 2020
On demand: Webinar: Pensions regulation – The new normal?
Before the outbreak of Covid-19, the Pensions Regulator was emphasising its tougher approach to pensions regulation: Clearer, Quicker, Tougher . This focus is borne out in the Pension Schemes Bill, with the range of extensive new powers it will afford the Regulator, and in the Regulator’s plans to...
23 September 2020
People: New remote work regulations (Spain)
On 23 September 2020, the Spanish Official State Journal (Boletín Oficial del Estado) published Royal Decree-law 28/2020, of 22 September (“RDL 28/2020”), on remote work. The new regulation will enter into effect 20 days after its publication, in all matters relating to the regulation of this form...
16 September 2020
Webinar: Employment & IR Briefing Series 2020 - What's next? (Australia)
In this webinar briefing, our Employment, IR and Safety team discuss the most recent employment and IR issues and developments for HR practitioners and general counsel. Featuring partners drawn from each of our Australian offices, the panel canvassed the lessons and insights they have been sharing...
03 September 2020
People: JobKeeper 2.0: here’s what it means (Australia)
The Federal Treasury undertook a three-month review of the current JobKeeper scheme ( Current Scheme ) in June 2020. The review found that whilst the Current Scheme met its initial objectives to support businesses and job survival, the labour market remains weak in Australia and in need of further...
19 August 2020
People: Victoria’s Stage 4 restrictions: Navigating the current rules for employers*
*This update reflects the Victorian government’s stage 4 restrictions and directions and is accurate as of 19 August 2020. Employers relying on this information should always seek up to date advice. The Victorian government’s directions have been constantly modified over recent weeks and this...
11 August 2020
People: Job Retention Scheme (UK)
Updated 11 August 2020 On 29 May 2020 the Chancellor confirmed the extension of the HMRC's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("CJRS"), with new flexibility added for employers to partially furlough employees from 1 July 2020. Employees can now work for any proportion of their usual hours and any...
29 July 2020
Pressure points: Trustees and administrators prepare for what’s ahead: Ombudsman to see a rise in complaints due to Covid-19 (UK)
The Pensions Ombudsman recently published both its Corporate Plan 2020-2023 and Annual Report for 2019/2020, which reveal that the number of enquiries the Ombudsman received has significantly increased in the last year. In addition, the Ombudsman expects the number of complaints to “undoubtedly”...
23 July 2020
People: Changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker – what you need to know (Australia)
The Australian Government has announced that it will extend the JobKeeper Payment scheme until 28 March 2021, subject to modifications to tighten employer eligibility and a phased reduction in the JobKeeper payment rate. Employers should consider how these changes might impact their existing or...
07 July 2020
Governance: Key considerations for effectively managing remuneration arrangements during the pandemic (Australia)
One of the many issues companies are facing in light of the Covid-19 pandemic is how best to appropriately remunerate, incentivise and retain employee and executive talent as the pandemic continues to unfold. This article sets out five key issues for listed companies and their remuneration...
03 July 2020
People: Key actions checklists for trustees and employers of DC schemes (UK) - Updated
Current events related to Covid-19 and the related economic impact are raising a number of time critical pensions-related issues that employers with defined contribution (DC) schemes and trustees of such schemes need to address. To help with this, we have created checklists (based on our experience...
06 May 2022
Biannual Banking Litigation Update (Spring 2022)
Welcome to the Spring 2022 edition of our biannual Banking Litigation Update, in which we highlight the most important cases and developments affecting UK financial institutions over the past six months. Read the full Banking Litigation Update here.
04 May 2022
INside Asia M&A Podcast
Our podcast series for private investors, corporates and intermediaries zeros in on Asia M&A trends, from regulatory and economic considerations to new opportunities in hot sectors. Our M&A experts also share their insights and advice for successful dealmaking across Asia's key markets.
03 May 2022
Cryptocurrency, proprietary injunctions, freezing orders, and trusts: the law is not cryptic
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP have published an article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on a recent cryptocurrency case, Wang v Darby  EWHC 3054 (Comm) , which applies established principles relating to trusts, proprietary injunctions and worldwide freezing...
02 May 2022
Scope of Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime to be widened?
The impact of Australia's proposed anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regulation is likely to cause an increase in the regulatory and reporting requirements of the Gatekeeper Professions in addition to the upfront and ongoing costs of set up and maintenance.
28 April 2022
CORPORATE DEBT AND TREASURY REPORT 2022
ESG continues to climb up the corporate agenda despite muted economic outlook For the eighth consecutive year, our Corporate Debt team has surveyed and interviewed treasurers and other senior finance professionals over 80 large UK listed corporates (and equivalents) for our annual Corporate Debt...
27 April 2022
To register or not...? State of Escape decision reinforces value of design registration over attempts to rely on copyright
For designers and manufacturers launching new products, registered designs are the most appropriate means of protecting the design of, or embodied in, those products. A recent appeal court decision reinforces that, in the absence of a registered design, attempts to establish copyright in these...
22 April 2022
An election for the (w)ages
Just three years ago, the then ALP Leader, Bill Shorten, announced that the 2019 Election would be a “referendum on wages”. A raft of reforms were proposed by the Opposition, which were described to be key changes aimed at addressing flat wage growth. The “Change the Rules” campaign led by the...