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Directors’ duties and corporate governance in Guernsey

Directors’ duties are the duties owed by executive and non-executive directors to the companies to which they are appointed and are personal to each director. By comparison, corporate governance is the collection of principles and practices surrounding how a company is operated, and is the collective responsibility of the board of directors as a whole rather than each individual personally.

Guernsey’s role in a sustainable future

Partner Craig Cordle recently addressed the Guernsey Funds Forum Webinar exploring the opportunities in private equity and the commitment that the funds industry can make to sustainability in business. The following article is based on that presentation.

Bringing the workforce back: COVID-19 testing

On 10 July we held a webinar as part of the IHL series looking at the privacy issues of testing staff and contact track and tracing as we return to the workplace. This included looking at the types of COVID-19 tests that are available, what they can actually tell you and what arrangements to make to carry out the testing.

Data controllers cannot sub-contract their obligations under data legislation

Following the ICO’s first fine under the GDPR in December since it came into effect, we revisit how the decision confirmed that the presence of a sub-contractor does not absolve a data controller of its responsibilities and obligations under the GDPR to ensure the security of any processing undertaken by it or on its behalf.




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A&O loses long-term litigator to Baker McKenzie

Allen & Overy litigation partner Marc Florent has left for Baker McKenzie, one week after the magic circle firm lost another long-term partner. Florent joined A&O as an associate from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2000 and was made partner two years later. The litigator headed the firm’s UK insolvency litigation practice where he covered the […]


Fieldfisher hires from A&O to boost Condor arm

Fieldfisher has hired Allen & Overy  (A&O)’s working capital manager to add manpower to its Condor unit amid reshuffling in the firm’s alternative legal services and flexible resourcing division. The firm has brought in Paul Harrod to the Condor leadership team; Harrod has spent about 14 years in the magic circle firm’s finance department. There, he […]

A&O to lose fraud head to Milbank’s expanding City office

Milbank has made its second hire from Allen & Overy in 2019, recruiting the firm’s head of fraud to lead a new group in its City office. Mona Vaswani, who was also the firm’s former co-head of firm’s UK banking, finance and regulatory litigation practice, will join Milbank after spending 26 years at the magic […]

Super Thursday: A&O last out of the traps with magic circle financials

Allen & Overy’s turnover increased by 5 per cent over 2018/19 to £1.63bn, as discussions continue over the firm’s transatlantic merger deal. The firm is the last of the magic circle to post its figures, with the turnover increase coming alongside a slight bump in average profit per equity partner to £1.66m. This is 1 […]

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