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Welcome to our December Ewire

We like to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the maximum advantage from working with us.

Our Ewires will be sent to you regularly to keep you in touch with the latest legal news and we hope you will find these bulletins interesting.

In this edition, we examine how new rules requiring shareholder approval for executives’ pay could be ineffective, while we take a closer look at a new scheme that will help rights owners put a stop to counterfeits across the EU.

We also consider a recent Supreme Court judgement and how it affects the interaction between matrimonial and company law principles, and discuss the mixed messages given out over pensions.

Furthermore we hear from a guest author on Danish tax laws, and we look at our 2013 Photo competition, our recent Chambers UK listing, and other news our charity partner, and the artist which featured in our autumn receptions.

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Christmas closing dates

Please note our offices will close at 1:00 p.m. 24th December 2013 and will re-open at 9:00 a.m. 2nd January 2014.

The director’s dilemma

Jonathan Silverman discusses how new rules requiring shareholder approval for executive’s pay could be ineffective. Will shareholders actually utilise their ability to approve policies linking directors’ remuneration to the performance of the company?

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Counterfeiters beware

Last week OHIM - the European Union’s IP rights office – launched a new scheme that will help rights owners put a stop to counterfeits and infringing goods across the EU.  Solicitor Tristan Sherliker explains this new weapon designed to help brand owners protect their rights.

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“Piercing the Corporate Veil”: what Prest v Petrodel may mean for divorcing spouses

Earlier this year, the long-awaited judgment of the Supreme Court was handed down in Prest v Petrodel. Family lawyers Anna Stanworth and Ana Lelliot discuss how this affects the interaction between matrimonial and company law principles.

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Mixed Messages over Pensions

As anyone who has spent even just a few hours involved in pension arrangements will know, the pensions system in the UK is constantly being reformed. No Government of whatever hue can seem to resist meddling and usually to no great ultimate improvement save for those who enjoy unravelling complex puzzles! Pensions Partner Jennie Kreser explains.

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International Spotlight on... Denmark

The Danish Tax Authorities have recently expanded the application of the national tax laws. Guest contributor Alexandra Huber, of Copenhagen law firm LEAD, explains how the recent change in tax law affects businesses and individuals trading in Denmark.

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Snap Happy Lawyers

The firm’s second annual Photography Competition attracted entries from around the firm and images from around the world.  Entries demonstrated a huge range of styles and techniques.

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Nicholas Lakeland recognised in Chambers UK 2014

For the second consecutive year, Head of Employment department Nicholas Lakeland has been listed in Chamber UK legal directory as a Leading Individual in the field of employment law. Congratulations to Nick and all the team this prestigious recognition.

Click on the link to view the entry: http://goo.gl/NUR0QA

Lost in translation

And in other news, Nick seems to have picked up fluent Spanish overnight;

www.silvermansherliker.co.uk/publications/nicholas-lakeland-bullying-and-harrassment-within-the-bbc.htm

Silverman Sherliker proud to support Theodora Children’s Trust

This year Silverman Sherliker is supporting the Theodore Children’s Trust as part of its Christmas appeal. Clients are being invited to purchase Theodora Christmas cards to help spread some Christmas cheer.

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Showcase: Rachel Spelling

The artist chosen to exhibit at this year’s autumn receptions at Silverman Sherliker was Rachel Spelling, a Central Saint Martins graduate who set up her print studio in 2011. Here we profile her outstanding work.

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What's on your Mind?

Is there any particular topic or area of law (business, private client or family matters) that you would like to see us focus on in a future edition of Ewire?

Please contact the Editor, Robert MacGinn, with your requests and suggestions on rm@silvermansherliker.co.uk.

 

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