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Are you feeling lucky? Hungary set to liberalise the online sports betting market Hungarians fancying a flutter on their local football team winning the next game can only (legally) indulge in doing so through a state-owned monopolist. This is about to change, however, as Hungary is set to liberalise its online sports betting market providing opportunity for EU gaming operators ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

In a recent case the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a 25% uplift to compensation for an employer’s failure to comply with the ACAS Code of Practice, following a discriminatory dismissal that was purportedly due to redundancy ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

Another instalment from the UK courts guiding employers on how to comply with S145B of TULRCA when participating in collective bargaining. In the same month as we are contending with the largest rail strikes in 30 years, it is apt that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Edinburgh has issued a decision in a theme of cases involving Section 145B of TULRCA and how it can impact pay negotiations ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham and Amy Leech highlight some of the main considerations for employers looking to move their employees onto a four day working week. Shoospeak HR podcast 4 day working weeks - a dream or disaster? Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham and Amy Leech debate the four day working week pilot and some key considerations for employers looking to implement this type of working pattern ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2022

Dr. Christine Calleja, from Mamo TCV Advocates, attended this year’s European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) annual conference, held between the 23rd and 25th June. After an absence of three years, the conference hosted around 450 lawyers who specialise mainly in employment law. This year, delegates from the employment lawyers association of each country met before the start of the conference, discussing ideas for future collaboration ...

Asters | June 2022

Rozhen, who has dealt with paperwork at least once in his life, understands how important the role of a notary is. The notary certifies the powers of attorney of individuals, wills, contracts for the alienation of real estate, issues certificates of the right to inheritance and performs many other notarial acts ...

Kudun and Partners | June 2022

Kudun and Partners represented Ichitan Group Public Company Limited—a leading and hugely popular Thai beverage company that manufactures a wide range of beverages such as green tea, herbal, fruit, and energy drink—with respect to the acquisition of newly issued ordinary shares of Predictive Co., Ltd. for a total value of THB 122.6 million ...

DFDL | June 2022

Pursuant to the enactment of the Myanmar Consumer Protection Law in 2019 (“Law“), the Ministry of Commerce (“Ministry“) under the State Administration Council (“SAC“) issued its implementing regulations by enforcing the Consumer Protection Rules (“CPR“). In this alert, DFDL draws attention to some of the salient features of the CPR ...

Buchalter | June 2022

June 23, 2022 By: Michael Flynn* According to statements by a Department of Justice official, corporate Chief Compliance Officers will in the future have to take a more exposed position by providing certifications in settlements with DOJ. Further, corporations should consider specific steps to take that DOJ would consider in evaluating whether the company has built an effective compliance program consistent with the required certifications ...

On May 24, 2022, Schwabe and Columbia Bank hosted the “Getting Ahead of Agriculture's Rising Wages and Tightening Labor Market” seminar to assist those working in Oregon’s agricultural industry to address concerns over rising wages and the tight labor market. Attendees heard from a group of industry professionals on a selection of relevant topics. The seminar was informative, engaging, and a big success ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

The Court of Appeal has given some much-needed clarity on this issue in the recent decision of Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Limited v Simply Construct (UK) LLP [2022]. In a majority judgment, the Court of Appeal reversed the first instance decision and held that the collateral warranty in question was a construction contract within the meaning of s.104(1) of the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 (the Construction Act) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

In the lead up to the UK COVID-19 Public Inquiry, we look at the impact the pandemic has had on the Education sector. Education has been particularly badly affected by worldwide COVID-19 restrictions, with 184 country-wide school closures, leaving 1.53 billion out of school, and impacting 87.6% of the world’s total enrolled learners1. The move to online learning One of the biggest changes for the sector was the move to remote learning ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

In a judgment handed down on 14 June 2022 in The Federal Republic of Nigeria v JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A [2022] EWHC 1447 (Comm) (FRN v JPMC) the court again considered the scope of the Quincecare duty and gross negligence. The decision is good news for Banks. The case related to the payment of over $1 billion by JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) to accounts held by a Nigerian company called Malabu Oil and Gas Limited (Malabu) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

Legal directory Chambers and Partners has today launched Global LawTech 2022, ranking Shoosmiths8 Connected Services Cia® and Matters+ as band one products. This global guide is part of Chambers’ professional advisor series and is its second report on the rapidly moving legal technology sector ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

Dinsmore partner Michael Dailey was published in Bank Director with his article "Recent Developments to Combat Redlining." Read an excerpt below. Regulators have worked on a variety of anti-redlining proposals in recent months, including a joint initiative by the Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Initial reactions to the initiative expected it to focus on the redlining seen in the Trustmark Corp ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2022

Mamo TCV Advocates in collaboration with the Foundation for Human Resources Development (FHRD) have organised and delivered a number of lectures on various topics related to Maltese employment law including employment contracts, termination of contracts, occupational health and safety, GDPR and immigration, as part of the newly launched course, ‘Award in the Practical Applications of Maltese Employment Law’ ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

Why a comprehensive exclusion of loss clause should cover 'wasted expenditure' - and how employers should resist. The Court of Appeal decision in Soteria Insurance Limited (formerly CIS General Insurance Limited) v IBM United Kingdom Limited (February 2022 Court of Appeal) contains a short but important point for those drafting exclusion clauses - especially those that seek to exclude indirect and consequential costs, loss of profits, loss of opportunity, etc ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

Wednesday’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Viking River is expected to chill California’s cottage industry of representative wage-and-hour cases, which have long driven huge damages against employers. The decision offers California employers a significant opportunity to require employees to pursue these types of claims individually ...

The Second Circuit recently broadened the circumstances for when a public company should disclose government investigations. Bradley partner Elisha Kobre explains that companies will need to consider when reasonable investors would “want to know” about a probe, which is a higher standard than in earlier cases ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

The London Court of International Arbitration recently published its caseload statistics for 2021, which can be found here. The LCIA is one of the world’s leading international institutions for commercial dispute resolution and administers arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, regardless of location and under any system of law ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

Despite the menopause affecting around 13 million women a year in the United Kingdom, until recently it was very much a taboo subject, both within and outside the workplace. Whilst progress has been made, it is critical that the conversation keeps going ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

The UK is facing a series of economic shocks, fuelled by the increased cost-of-living, the Ukraine war hitting the global supply chain, and lasting disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. The combination of issues has led to shifts in shopping behaviours, working patterns and residential needs, while also impacting demand for space in traditional retail and leisure districts. Remedial action is needed to deal with these pressures and the resultant damage to UK high streets ...

Kudun and Partners | June 2022

Background On 23 May 2022, the latest amendment to the Public Limited Companies Act (No. 4), B.E. 2565 (2022) (the “PLC Amendment”) was published in the Government Gazette and it became effective on May 24, 2022. The PLC Amendment aims to facilitate public limited companies by allowing greater use of electronic communications in their business operations ...

The COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic era saw an increase in the number of employees working from home. For employers, this raises questions of liability for injuries that occur while employees are working from home. Specifically, when does workers’ compensation coverage or deliberate intent coverage apply? A New York appellate court recently discussed the applicability of workers’ compensation coverage in a work-from-home scenario. Matter of Capraro v. Matrix Absence Mgt ...

Recently, leading officials in the Biden administration have taken steps to prevent employers from sharing their lawful views on collective bargaining in order to aid union efforts to organize more employees. These actions range from encouraging employers to refrain from discussing unions with employees, to seeking to prohibit any discussion about unions with employees while they are working ...

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