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Revisions to the Walker Guidelines

Revisions to the Walker Guidelines

In response to calls for greater transparency within the private equity industry in the UK, Sir David Walker headed the creation of what has become known as the Walker Guidelines (the Guidelines). Published in November 2007, the Guidelines request, inter alia, that Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorised private equity firms ... Read More »

Revisions to the UK Code

Revisions to the UK Code

The Financial Reporting Council (the FRC) is the gatekeeper for the standards of corporate governance for the largest listed companies on the London market.   The FRC regularly reviews and refreshes the UK Corporate Governance Code (the UK Code) and has done so again recently.   The September 2014 revision of the ... Read More »

“Boop oop a doop” – the Betty Boop case and the potential to infringe a trade mark registration comprising a word by the use of an image

“Boop oop a doop” – the Betty Boop case and the potential to infringe a trade mark registration comprising a word by the use of an image

The Law Reports are littered with examples of failures by celebrities and the owners of well-known fictional characters to prevent third parties using their images, or the images of those fictional characters, on merchandise. Examples of well-known “losers” include Tarzan, the rock band Linkin Park, the pop group Abba, the ... Read More »

New OSHA reporting requirements go into effect January 1, 2015

New OSHA reporting requirements go into effect January 1, 2015

Beginning January 1, 2015, employers will need to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new requirements for reporting employee fatalities and severe injuries. The new rule requires employers to report to OSHA all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all work-related hospitalizations of one or more employees, ... Read More »

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