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Uber v Aslam: a win for workers

On 19 February 2021, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of workers in the Uber v Aslam case, marking the end of Uber’s landmark employment battle. The decision means that Uber drivers must now be treated as workers rather than as self-employed, entitling them to the employment rights that come alongside that.

British Virgin Islands – Regulatory Update

On 11 February 2021, the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission published the Financial Services (Prudential and Statistical Returns) (Amendment) Order 2021.

Coronavirus Portugal: Regulation (EU) 2021/337 (Prospectus and Financial Reports)

This chapter is about Regulation (EU) 2021/337 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2021, which amends Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 as regards the EU Recovery prospectus and targeted adjustments for financial intermediaries and Directive 2004/109/EC as regards the use of the single electronic reporting format for annual financial reports, to support the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Pinsents hires Bakers partner for Dutch foray

Pinsent Masons has made further inroads into Continental Europe with the opening of an office in Amsterdam. The firm has recruited TMT, data privacy and digital partner Wouter Seinen from Baker McKenzie to head its new Amsterdam office. The office will focus on advising clients on cyber, data, tech and life sciences mandates. Seinen will […]

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Shearman books Tony Blair for partnership retreat

Shearman & Sterling is set to host Tony Blair as part of its virtual global partnership retreat, The Lawyer understands, days after the major exit of an eight-strong arbitration team in Paris. The US firm will host the former UK Prime Minister as a surprise guest speaker for its upcoming partnership retreat. Sources said the […]

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