GC Collective Horizon Scanner - Autumn 2018

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GC Collective Horizon Scanner - Autumn 2018

Published 23 October 2018

DAC Beachcroft's GC Horizon Scanner is a selection of legal and regulatory developments that we consider are the most interesting and relevant to General Counsel, senior managers and professionals, allowing them keep abreast of issues which are likely to impact their business, prepare for opportunities and mitigate risks.

Big Oil: turning its tankers?

Partners in DAC Beachcroft share their views on the oil industry's diversification and investment in alternative energies and renewable power assets.  

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SFO v ENRC appeal – implications for directors and SFO/FCA investigations

In a highly anticipated decision, the Court of Appeal has allowed ENRC's appeal, providing welcome guidance on the scope of legal professional privilege, particularly in the context of regulatory and criminal investigations. This article considers the impact of this decision on SFO and FCA investigations.

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Corruption in the sales chain: Amazon faces the risk of criminal liability in the UK for bribery offences

Amazon is investigating claims that its employees accepted bribes from independent merchants selling products on its site in return for deleting negative reviews and providing confidential sales data. This article considers the significant risks that global companies face in their supply and sales chain and the risks of prosecution from increasingly extra-territorial criminal offences.

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The global supply chain: a thoroughly modern maze

There is a global technology revolution underway that is turning even everyday objects into complex products supported by highly connected and equally complex global supply chains. This digital interdependency is creating new, unforeseen and often unmanaged supply chain risks and exposing gaps in information and understanding that need to be addressed by both insureds and insurers. It also brings a new focus on resilience and business continuity.

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The Workspace of the Future

Organisations are now faced with an ultimatum - to fully embrace technology to drive efficiency, unlock productivity and improve the workplace experience or, to ignore the pace of change, render working practices and values obsolete and damage their chances of commercial survival. This article explores the elements driving the evolution of the workplace of the future.

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Insolvency and Corporate Governance Consultation – the implications for company directors and professional advisers

In August 2018, the Government published its response to the Insolvency and Corporate Governance consultation, the aim of which was to identify changes that would help reduce corporate failure by strengthening corporate governance, and to improve the insolvency regime. This article considers the response and its implications for directors and professional advisers.

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Disability discrimination: when does the employer "know" about a disability? 

This Court of Appeal decision confirms that an employer does not have to take every possible step to establish whether an employee is disabled to avoid having constructive knowledge of disability. The test is what the employer could reasonably be expected to know.


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Employment Tribunal finds Hermes couriers were workers

The Tribunal found there was an inconsistency between the written contract and how the parties conducted themselves in practice, and concluded that the couriers were "workers" and could bring claims in relation to national minimum wage, annual leave, and unlawful deductions from wages.

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Medical Marijuana creates new business opportunities within the UK

Medical cannabis laws will change in the UK on 1 November 2018 with the result that cannabis-based products for medicinal use in humans may be licensed and prescribed by medical practitioners. The development of new medicinal products is expected to create huge business opportunities for the UK.

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Breach Response Planner is launched

We have recently launched our new online Breach Response Planner to enable organisations to prepare for and manage cyber and data breach incidents. As recommended by European data protection regulators, organisations that handle personal data should have a plan in place to respond to security breaches. Our Breach Response Planner helps create and manage that plan.

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Becoming a NED - Webinar

This webinar hosted by Giles Peel, Head of our Governance Advisory Practice, covers the following:

  • What boards look for in recruiting NEDs
  • The regulatory (and legal) expectations
  • Selling yourself as a potential NED
  • Risks and rewards of being a NED

To watch the webinar please click here.

 

Your key contacts are:

Ben Daniels,Partner

Rachel Cropper-Mawer, Partner

Francesca Muscutt, Professional Support Lawyer

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Ben Daniels

Ben Daniels

Bristol

+44 (0)117 918 2018

Rachel Cropper-Mawer

Rachel Cropper-Mawer

London - Walbrook

+44(0)20 7894 6888

Francesca Muscutt

Francesca Muscutt

London - Walbrook

Key Contacts

Ben Daniels

Ben Daniels

Bristol

+44 (0)117 918 2018

Rachel Cropper-Mawer

Rachel Cropper-Mawer

London - Walbrook

+44(0)20 7894 6888

Francesca Muscutt

Francesca Muscutt

London - Walbrook

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