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Risks for liability insurers and their insureds: #MeToo

By Susie Wakefield, Antonia Blackwell One year on from #MeToo, Bloomberg estimates at least 425 prominent people across industries had been publicly accused of sexual misconduct. These headlines have brought the issue of how employers tackle sexual harassment in the workplace into the spotlight. In addition to dealing with any allegations of sexual harassment, organisations will […]

Zero-hours contracts – Common pitfalls for employers

By Jo Tunnicliff “Zero-hours contracts can be a positive part of work-life balance if they offer genuine two-way flexibility,” says Matthew Taylor, the government’s lead reviewer of modern working practices. As our previous article set out, the Taylor Review made recommendations designed to improve the working conditions of individuals working in the gig economy, including zero-hours […]

The international capital markets review

By José Pedro Fazenda Martins, Orlando Vogler Guiné The Portuguese economy has been recovering strongly since the end of the financial crisis and the successful conclusion of the Financial Assistance Programme, benefiting from healthy dynamics in the tourism sector and improved investment in various other sectors. The improving of leading indicators, the expansion of industrial production, […]

Key implications of Brexit January 2019

By Trudy Feaster-Gee The article provides a practical guide to some of the implications that UK businesses currently face, given the rejection by Parliament on 15 January 2019 of the Withdrawal Agreement, of a no-deal Brexit

Receivables finance: The prohibition on assignment is now in force

By Michael Taylor, Ian Akitt, Peter Considine The Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018 came into force on 31 December 2018 meaning that parties to a contract in the UK may no longer be able to prohibit the assignment of receivables arising in respect of supplies made under it, even if it is a long term […]

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MBRM signs up former EU ambassador to regulatory team

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw has taken on the former European Union ambassador to the US Dr Gunter Burghardt for its regulatory team. Burghardt will join former German polititican Friedrich Merz who started at the US firm in January after a stint as parliamentary leader of the German Christian Democratic Party. Merz said: “Ambassador Burghardt […]

Bernie Ecclestone puts Richards Butler in driving seat for Formula 1 ownership fight

Richards Butler has scooped prestigious first-time instructions from Bernie Ecclestone in the ongoing litigation regarding the future ownership of Formula 1 motor racing. Litigation partner David Warne and Ali Malik QC of 3 Verulam Buildings are advising the Formula 1 head honcho on his latest bout with the banks, which own a 75 per cent […]

Shepherd + Wedderburn wins F&C adviser role

F&C Asset Management, one of the five largest asset managers in the UK, has added Scottish firm Shepherd + Wedderburn to its legal roster. The appointment follows the merger last October of F&C (formerly Foreign & Colonial) and Isis Asset Management to form a new company with around £118bn under management. F&C’s legal department, headed by […]

Pillsbury Winthrop and Shaw Pittman commit to merger

Pillsbury Winthrop and Shaw Pittman last week finally confirmed their intention to merge. Pillsbury Winthrop and Shaw Pittman last week finally confirmed their intention to merge. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (10 February), the two firms have signed a letter of intent to merge. When the deal is completed, the combined firm will have around 900 lawyers, spread over […]

Latham man joins Linklaters’ investment group

Linklaters has hired Latham & Watkins New York partner Scott Bowie to further grow its investment management practice in the US. Bowie, formerly head of the New York private investment fund practice at Latham, is the tenth lateral hire to join Linklaters’ US business since July 2003. Linklaters global investment management head Tim Shipton said […]

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