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Moldova: Control of investments legislation entered into force

Through its 11 November 2021 law (Law 174/2021), the Moldovan Parliament approved the rules on control of investments into sectors important for the security of the state. Law 174/2021 applies equally to local and foreign investors and entered into force on 19 November 2021.

Cancer diagnosis and disability discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a person is disabled from the date they have cancer and not just from the date on which they are medically diagnosed.

Alberta Human Rights Commission: Vaccination mandates

In response to Alberta’s reopening and current public health requirements, including the Restrictions Exemptions Program, many organisations across the province have implemented vaccination policies that require patrons or employees to present proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to gain in-person access to their premises.

History repeating: a trustee de son tort in Jersey

Becoming a trustee, or ceasing to act in that capacity, is one which will be familiar to all professionals in the offshore trust industry. It is vital that the process is carried out in a manner which is consistent with the interests of the beneficiaries, and complies with the relevant mechanism for the retirement and appointment of trustees.

All change in the Cayman Islands

The changes proposed in the Cayman Islands’ Companies (amendment) Bill 2021 are likely to have significant consequences for practitioners in the UK. Chai Ridgers, Head of Restructuring, and Nick Hoffman, Cayman Islands Managing Partner, discuss in this blog post for The Legal Diary.

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Obituary: Stephen J Doggett

The legal community is mourning Stephen Doggett, one of the law’s most prominent communications professionals, who passed away last weekend.

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Losing face: Why I need to come out for a second time

By James Quarmby, partner at Stephenson Harwood I first came out as gay to my colleagues as a newly-qualified solicitor in September 1998 when, a few months after joining, I was asked whether I would be bringing my wife or girlfriend to the firm’s Christmas party. This was, I thought, an ideal opportunity to put […]

Slaughter and May

Slaughters sets out WFH rules for staff and new joiners

Slaughter and May has finalised its approach to flexible working for the long term, with the majority of its staff expected to be in the office 60 per cent of the time. The firm said that people in London and Brussels will be expected to work remotely 40 per cent of their hours, a similar […]

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Law firms should ask hard questions about Stonewall

City firms are traditionally slow to react on controversial topics, but as a number of organisations withdraw their support for Stonewall’s Diversity Champions scheme, they may be forced to consider their position internally.

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