Archive for July 2015

Financial Dispute Resolution

Episode 3The View from Mayer Brown

In the third episode in our series, Ed Sautter, a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice in London, explores advisory duties in banking relationships and comments on the challenges facing parties who seek to establish the existence and breach of duties to advise.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 75 – The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three recent important cases. The first deals with the extent to which an internal appeal can remedy flaws in the original disciplinary hearing. The second case looks at permanent anonymity orders following a Tribunal decision, and the third shows an employer obtaining an injunction to prevent derogatory comments being made by an ex-employee in breach of his settlement agreement.

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UK Summer Budget 2015 – yet more pensions tax changes

In this week’s Summer Budget, the Chancellor announced a further raft of pensions tax changes, including implementation of the Conservative election manifesto pledge to reduce pensions tax relief for high earners. The Chancellor also announced a consultation on whether and how the pensions tax system should be reformed.

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The Bigger Picture

Special EpisodeDefined Benefit Pension Schemes: Part 3

In this podcast, Andrew Block, partner in Mayer Brown’s London pensions team, explains what can be done from the perspective of a sponsoring employer to reduce both the liabilities of a defined benefit pension scheme and the volatility of funding demands.

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The Bigger Picture

Special EpisodeDefined Benefit Pension Schemes: Part 1

In this podcast, Andrew Block, partner in Mayer Brown’s London pensions team, explains what a UK defined benefit occupational pension scheme is and considers some of the issues that can arise for investors in a company that sponsors such a scheme.

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International Arbitration Update

Please find attached the first edition of Mayer Brown’s International Arbitration Update, a bi-annual publication that summarises key events in international arbitration from the preceding six months. The update, which covers both commercial and investor-State arbitration developments from around the globe, is divided into four sections:

  • Key Mayer Brown Events (which also includes details of upcoming events)
  • Key Mayer Brown Publications
  • Legal updates from across the globe; and
  • Global case law developments.

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 74The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at a case on whether there is an implied obligation on an employee to disclose their own misconduct. He also reviews an EAT decision on whether an employee remained part of a group transferring under TUPE, when the customer had objected to the employee being part of the group. Finally, he analyses a Tribunal decision where the employee was unfairly dismissed although he smelt of alcohol at work for which he gave apparently inconsistent explanations.

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