Side Agreements in the UAE: Reconciling with the Companies Law | The In-House Lawyer

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In the UAE it is common knowledge that many limited liability companies (LLCs) are in fact owned and managed by foreign shareholders, though the legal ownership may reflect differently. It is common for the shareholders to execute ‘side agreements’, as they are commonly known, between them to mirror their real understanding of the ownership and …

Employee competition: how to avoid it | Boekel

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How can employers prevent their employees from competing with them when their employment contracts end? A non-competition and/or non-solicitation clause often solves this problem, but restrictions also apply to former employees who are not bound by such clauses. Both situations are addressed in this article.

Whistleblowers, WikiLeaks and corporate confidence: how to protect your brand | Schillings

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With the recession biting infto Britain’s workforce, the number of disgruntled employees and ex-employees is ever-increasing, as are the means for them to vent their frustrations against their employers in public. This article examines how you can prepare yourself and what you can do to stem the leaks. It is easier than ever to disseminate …

Government announces decision to implement Jackson reforms | Macfarlanes

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On 29 March 2011, following a three-month consultation period, the government announced its intention to implement most of the ‘primary’ recommendations set out in Lord Justice Jackson’s report into the costs of civil litigation in England and Wales. Many of the proposals are aimed at solving perceived problems arising in the context of personal injury …

Confusion over future regulation for the consumer finance industry | Eversheds Sutherland

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The coalition’s ‘Our programme for Government’ states that it is based around three fundamental principles: freedom, fairness and responsibility. While these principles are not described in detail, they could reflect a balanced approach if construed as follows: the freedom of enterprises (and indeed the need for them) to compete; the responsibility of creditors to treat …

Entire agreement clause is no defence against liability for misrepresentation | The In-House Lawyer

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The frequency with which entire agreement clauses have come before the courts for consideration demonstrates why it is so important that such clauses are carefully drafted to effectively protect the party seeking to rely on it, particularly with regard to excluding liability for misrepresentations. The recent AXA Sun Life Services plc v Campbell Martin Ltd …

Fast-track public procurement remedies for Scottish business? | Brodies

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Can it be a surprise that the number of public procurement challenges has recently increased, and continues to increase dramatically, resulting in new savage remedies legislation? Especially given the pressures on business of the global financial crisis and when the drivers for a litigation culture are as diverse as the rising costs of bidding and …

New energy legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina | Wolf Theiss

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The energy sector is one of the most important sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), boasting a long-standing, continuous development history and enormous potential and opportunities for further investment. This sector is currently subject to extensive reforms and a restructuring process, with the intention to turn it into an integral part of the European energy …