International law firm Paul Hastings, in collaboration with The Lawyer, conducted research seeking to determine trends in the rapidly evolving world of transatlantic acquisition finance. Insights for the project were gained through interviews and two roundtable discussions involving partners, heads of leveraged finance, in-house legal counsel and deal execution professionals from a diverse range of […]
The government is now offering a ‘Job Retention Bonus’ (‘Bonus’) to employers who bring employees back from furlough. The Bonus is a one-off payment and whilst we do not know all the details (there is another announcement due before the end of the month), the government has broadly outlined how the Bonus will work.
Registration and Timing The sponsors and operators of private funds established in the Cayman Islands should by now be well on their way to completing the classification of their entities and to registering those entities that are required to be registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) under the Private Funds Law, 2020 (the […]
On 7 July, the Private Funds Law, 2020 was amended changing the definition of a ‘private fund’ to both clarify the position for certain entity types and to extend its scope to additional entities.
As the recent pandemic showed, the modern world fully relies on the good functioning of the electronic communication sector. Communication plays an important part these days for individuals, businesses, public authorities, and the implementation of 5G technology will create the premises for enhancing the way society uses and benefits from the electronic communication sector. However, […]
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Dentons has delayed the opening of its Dublin office by five months due to Covid-19. The firm, which announced its office launch in the Republic of Ireland at the beginning of the year, was due to be fully operational in Q2. However, this has now been postponed to September 2020. For its Dublin base, Dentons recruited […]
Fieldfisher is gradually increasing the attendance capacity of its London office as part of a new pilot, having opted to keep the office open throughout the pandemic period. The firm has started a project to bring back a larger number of lawyers and professional staff into its headquarters near Bank station. In the past few […]
Firms including Osborne Clarke and Bird & Bird have brought back a group of furloughed fee-earners and business services staff. At Osborne Clarke, 18 out of the 25 fee-earners on the UK Government scheme are now out of the programme, while 13 non fee-earners are also back out of a total of 77. In April, […]
Following the UK Government’s highly-anticipated air-bridge announcement, Britain’s three major airlines have reached a settlement regarding their challenge to the quarantine rules. With the help of Linklaters, British Airways, EasyJet and RyanAir have put an end to their combined battle against the previous 14-day quarantine, successfully calling for the blanket policy to be removed. The […]
The English courts have ruled against a former British spy in relation to allegations made in the so-called ‘Trump dossier’. The claim was brought by three Russian oligarchs as part of a global defamation battle against Christopher Steele’s company Orbis Business Intelligence. Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan brought the case against Orbis, which […]
Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) is set to make a number of its legal PAs redundant, following the switch to remote working during the Covid-19 pandemic. The firm confirmed today that it has started a redundancy consultation with legal PAs in London, though it did not state how many. In April, the firm furloughed 49 […]