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  • Legal Shorts 11.05.18 including ICO expands its GDPR guidance on accountability and governance and security

    Legal Shorts 11.05.18 including ICO expands its GDPR guidance on accountability and governance and security

    Published: 11 May 2018

    Welcome to Legal Shorts, a short briefing on some of the week’s developments in the financial services industry. If you would like to discuss any of the points we raise below, please contact me or one of our other lawyers.   Claire Cummings 020 7585 1406 claire.cummings@cummingslaw.com www.cummingslaw.com _____________________________________________________________ ICO exp...

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  • Securing accountability from professionals

    Securing accountability from professionals

    Published: 10 May 2018

    Professionals like Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, Cost Accountants, Valuers and Monitoring Agencies play a vital role in ensuring that the companies compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements. Unfortunately, in the recent past the string of corporate frauds in India have exposed the vulnerability and (sometimes) lack of professional competency amid certain Professionals. ...

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  • LAG Hamm: Fixed-term employment contract due to extra work must be properly justified

    LAG Hamm: Fixed-term employment contract due to extra work must be properly justified

    Published: 10 May 2018

    A temporary need for manpower can constitute an objective reason justifying a fixed-term employment contract, but this temporary need has to be properly justified. It is even possible to have several consecutive fixed-term employment contracts if there is an objective reason justifying this. One example of an objective reason justifying a fixed term is if the employer only has a temporary need f...

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  • Family members of “static EU citizens”-status quo

    Family members of “static EU citizens”-status quo

    Published: 10 May 2018

    In a recent judgment [K.A. and Others v Belgium (C-82/16)], the European Court of Justice, confirms settled case-law and brings more clarity on (derived) residence rights of family members of “static EU citizens”. The case in the main proceedings The cases at issue concern EU citizens who have never exercised their rights to freedom of movement (“static EU citizens), and their family members,...

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  • Strengthening the independent directors mechanism

    Strengthening the independent directors mechanism

    Published: 09 May 2018

    An Independent director is one of the key personnel in the administration and management of the a company’s affairs. Such director holds the responsibility to ensure that corporate affairs are conducted in a transparent manner leaving no latitude for any fraudulent transactions and uplifts the corporate governance standards of the company. Companies often ignore the importance of the character o...

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  • REGISTRATION OF A CRYPTOBANK. MOVING FORWARD WITH THE TIMES

    REGISTRATION OF A CRYPTOBANK. MOVING FORWARD WITH THE TIMES

    Published: 08 May 2018

    A cryptocurrency bank is a financial institution that performs operations with a cryptocurrency, and not with fiat money. Clients of the cryptocurrency bank are persons who use cryptocurrency and block technologies in their operations. WHY DO WE NEED A BANK WORKING WITH CRYPTOCURRENCY? Cryptocurrency bank provides services of funds storage, crediting, bank transfer, exchange of currencies, acq...

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  • FEMA Cross Border Regulations - a welcome step

    FEMA Cross Border Regulations - a welcome step

    Published: 07 May 2018

    In today’s corporate world, due to high competition amid the companies, it is common practice amid corporate firms to acquire or merger with other entities for diversified reasons. Some ideas behind such M&A activities can be: (i)                to survive the market challenges and competition from contemporaries...

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  • BAG: Employer not liable for harm caused by vaccine

    BAG: Employer not liable for harm caused by vaccine

    Published: 07 May 2018

    Employers who have flu vaccines administered within their company are not liable for any harm that might occur as a result of the vaccine. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, in a recent ruling. During the winter, a lot of people get vaccinated against the flu. Of course, employers also have an interest in flu vaccination as a means of preventi...

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