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Legal Update
March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Newsletter
March 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Our monthly review of key cases and new law affecting employers.
Audio
27 March 2015
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick looks at three recent EAT decisions. The first considers whether an employer had constructive knowledge of an employee’s disability. The second considers whether an award of damages for injury to feelings is taxable. Thirdly, the EAT clarifies one aspect of the test for a TUPE service provision change.
Legal Update
January/February 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Bulletin for Pensions Managers is a high-level summary of developments which may be of interest to pensions managers. This issue covers developments to the end of February 2015.
Legal Update
March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Two major changes have been introduced with effect from the tax year ending 5 April 2015 and later years which affect employee share plans operated in relation to employees in the UK. Any company with share plans which benefit employees resident in the UK for tax purposes will need to address these changes.
Brochure
2015
Mayer Brown have updated their Country by Country Reference Guide to International Arbitration in Sub-Saharan Africa for 2015. Covering 49 countries, this Guide covers the key facts, considerations and risks in relation to arbitration in the region.
Audio
26 March 2015
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Richard Goldstein talks about the recent High Court judgment in Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund Trustees Limited v Stena Line Limited and others [2015] EWHC 448 (Ch) and its implications for UK pension schemes.
Legal Update
March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Spring 2015 will see what the Government has described as “the most fundamental change to the way people access their pension savings in almost a century”. A range of new flexibilities will be introduced for DC benefits, as well as related changes to statutory transfer rights for all benefit types, and new requirements for DB transfers.
Media Coverage
20 March 2015
Lawyer2B
(registration required)
Bylined article by Megan Paul explaining why Articles of Association is a key legal document.
Legal Update
March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In the Budget 2015 delivered on Wednesday 18 March 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne set out several significant tax breaks for the UK oil and gas sector. Set against the background of a maturing UK basin, albeit one with significant resources as yet unexplored, the Government states that these measures are "expected to lead to over £4 billion of additional investment and at least 120 million barrels of oil equivalent of additional production in the next 5 years."
Media Coverage
19 March 2015
HFM Week
(subscription required)
Sandy Bhogal is quoted in an article on the EU tax transparency package.
Media Coverage
18 March 2015
CNBC Africa (video running time 12:02 minutes)
London Banking & Finance partner Mayank Gupta is interviewed by CNBC Africa on private equity investment trends in Africa, following news that deals reached the second-highest level on record last year at US8.1 billion.

Media Coverage
18 March 2015
Lexis Nexis (subscription required)
London Construction & Engineering partner Jonathan Olson-Welsh and associate Sebastian Cunningham discuss how contractors are making the most of the improving economic conditions and the growing number of projects on offer.

This article was first published on lexisnexis.com on 11 March 2015.
Legal Update
March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
A recent English High Court Decision is a useful reminder that audit provisions are not always standard form “boiler plate” provisions which can be adopted in a uniform way across a variety of licensing or outsourcing arrangements. This is particularly relevant in scenarios where the Service Provider may acquire limited rights to use data generated during the course of the contract for its own independent purposes such as the provision of analytics services and/or where the Service Provider is engaged in providing similar services to competitors of the Customer.
Legal Update
March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The PRA and FCA released a joint consultation paper (“CP”), FCA CP15/4 PRA CP 6/15 on 23 February 2015 that sets out proposals related to whistleblowing in deposit-takers, PRA-designated investment firms and insurers.
Audio
13 March 2015
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick considers three cases, one on the use of a contractual right to vary hours of work, one on reliance on misconduct from five years earlier to defeat a claim for notice pay, and finally the first reported Tribunal case involving e-cigarettes.
Legal Update
March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On 18 February 2015 the European Commission launched a consultation on Capital Markets Union ("CMU"). The consultation closes on 13 May 2015 and is accompanied by two related consultations (on high quality securitisations and a review of the Prospectus Directive) which identify possible and relatively short term action points. The consultation papers are genuinely consultative and the Commission is offering interested parties a real opportunity to shape CMU.
Media Coverage
9 March 2015
CNBC Africa (video running time 11:56 minutes)
London Corporate & Securities partner Greg Stonefield is interviewed by CNBC Africa on Chinese investment in Africa.

News Releases
5 March 2015
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Lipton Rogers Developments on the development funding for 22 Bishopsgate, formerly known as the Pinnacle Tower, in partnership with AXA Real Estate.
Media Coverage
5 March 2015
IPE
Bylined article by Stuart Pickford and Philippa James on the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund case.
Legal Update
5 March 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In January 2015, the Government announced a dramatic increase in the fee for issuing Court proceedings in money claims worth £10,000 or more. Following Parliamentary approval on 4 March, the new fees will come into force on 9 March. Until now, the highest issue fee for a money claim has been £1,920. For claims issued on or after 9 March 2015, the maximum fee will be £10,000.
Brochure
2015
Media Coverage
4 March 2015
Financial Times (subscription required)
Alexandria Carr, a qualified barrister practising in London as Of Counsel with the Financial Services, is quoted in an article on ECJ judgement which ruled in favour of the UK in a challenge against the European Central Bank’s clearing house location policy.

This story is also reported by BBC News, 4 March and also by FOW, 4 March (subscription required).
Brochure
2015
Brochure
2015

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