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The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the Act) creates a new screening regime for transactions which might raise national security concerns in the UK.
Partner Phil Moran says the leisure and hospitality sector has been amongst the hardest hit by the pandemic as many thousands of restaurants, pubs, hotels, cafes and tourist attractions were forced to close and remain at a stand-still for months.
As we move into what we can only hope is the last phase of changes to Coronavirus restrictions, the last month or so has seen the lifting of most social restrictions across the UK, and the introduction of more routine protective measures.
For an employer to say they have strong ESG credentials, they need to be doing more than simply relying on policies and training to prevent race discrimination at work.
As businesses come under increasing pressure to acknowledge and improve their environmental impact, there’s a growing need to make commercial properties greener.
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
Environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) alongside sustainability are hot topics in business right now. Employees are increasingly scrutinising what employers are doing to promote sustainability, not least in the benefits they offer.
In this podcast, Gowling joins leading global infrastructure and renewables market analysts Inspiratia to discuss innovation in the UK power purchase agreement (PPA) market, and whether the prices we see today are transitionary and if so, how PPAs can make such prices sustainable and meet the ever-changing needs of both offtakers and sellers.
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The Crossrail service has paid thousands in legal fees to a few select firms
Four US City firms have topped $10m in revenue per partner
Rising professional indemnity rates threaten to destabilise the market
One firm has set the precedent for a controversial WFH policy
Revenue per lawyer has jumped by 44 per cent in three years at Paul Weiss
All change for partners in the quartet right now
Allen & Overy is on the lookout for space in Dublin, as it seeks regulatory approval to practise from the Republic of Ireland capital. The Lawyer understands the purpose of the outpost is to accommodate the firm’s latest litigation addition David Herlihy, who joined the magic circle firm last month after more than 20 years […]
CMS has decided to introduce beehives across its UK and international offices as part of the firm’s new sustainability programme. The news comes five years after The Lawyer reported that Olswang’s 80,000 bees were looking for a new home ahead of its merger with CMS. CMS’s new initiative to bring in beehives coincides with World Bee […]
Latham & Watkins has dethroned Kirkland & Ellis as London’s largest US firm by revenue after overtaking its closest rival over 2021. Latham’s broad City practice, powered by consistent investment over recent years, sees it reclaim the number one spot in The Lawyer’s exclusive ranking of US firms in the UK by revenue it last […]
Kirkland & Ellis is one of two US firms set to open an office in Miami, recruiting lawyers to bulk out its headcount in the fledgling base. Four existing Kirkland partners will relocate to kickstart operations. They are Chicago trio Jeremy Liss, Matthew Arenson, Jeffrey Swatzell, who work in the firm’s corporate and private equity […]
Linklaters, Slaughter and May and White & Case have scored mandates on the sale of UK repairs company HomeServe to Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management for a deal valued at £4bn. Brookfield said in a statement that HomeServe’s shareholders will acquire £12 a share in cash, which will be financed by equity drawn from funds from […]
Knights has continued its expansion with the acquisition of Coffin Mew. The acquisition will add 102 fee earners to Knights, which has expanded rapidly though mergers in the last few years. Prior acquisitions include Spearing Waite, ASB, Shulmans, Mundays, Keebles, Archers Law and most recently Langleys. Under the terms of the acquisition, Knights will acquire […]
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