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Guides

  • Solvency II: new regulatory requirements for outsourcing by insurance undertakings

    New rules will apply when insurers outsource "critical or important operation functions or activities" once the Solvency II regulatory regime comes into force on 1 January 2016. This short guide will provide a brief overview of the requirements, as well...

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  • The Contractual Disclosure Facility

    The Contractual Disclosure Facility (CDF) is part of a drive in recent years by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to 'crack down' on tax evaders and "close the tax gap".  The CDF is the newest incarnation of Code of Practice 9 – a process which is...

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  • The Secretary of State for the Home Department -v- Raytheon Systems Limited

    e-Borders £200+ million arbitration award set aside in its entirety for "serious irregularity" and fresh hearing ordered.

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  • Regulatory attestations

    Financial regulators have been using attestations for a number of years to obtain personal commitments from named individuals about a particular state of affairs at their firms. However, recent moves by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential...

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  • Holiday pay claims

    Between 2012 and 2014 courts in Europe and employment tribunals in the UK have ruled that an increasing number of payments must be included by organisations when calculating employees' holiday pay. 

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  • The Technology Transfer Block Exemption

    Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable. 

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  • How to structure collaborative projects

    Organisations are increasingly looking to work in collaboration or partnership with third parties. This may be to achieve operational aims, such as a step change in service delivery, or to reduce costs or achieve efficiencies.

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  • Using competitive tenders

    Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.

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  • Introduction to state aid

    Under European Union rules it is illegal for EU countries to give financial help to some companies and not others in a way which would distort fair competition. This help is called state aid, and the rules barring it are enforced by the European Commission...

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  • Introduction to state aid

    Under European Union rules it is illegal for EU countries to give financial help to some companies and not others in a way which would distort fair competition. This help is called state aid, and the rules barring it are enforced by the European Commission...

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