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EU Regulator Warning on Post-Brexit Financial Services EU Access Exemptions

The European Securities and Markets Association (“ESMA”) has published a statement on reverse solicitation of clients by third country firms following Brexit and the end of the UK transition period on 31 December 2020. It has identified what it calls “questionable practices” by firms in this regard, for example, using general clauses or online pop-up “I agree” […]

Dealing with Requests for Flexible Working under Jersey and Guernsey Law

There is no doubt that enforced working from home (‘WFH’) during the early stages of the pandemic has accelerated changes in the way we work. Partly motivated by the initial response to lockdown measures, partly by a need to accommodate individual circumstances, employers and employees have had to adapt to changes in where, how and […]

UK Government Announces Changes to DAC6 Post-Brexit – Impact For Ireland

EU DAC6 – Mandatory Disclosure of Reportable Cross-Border Arrangements Directive 2018/822 (DAC6) is an EU Directive requiring EU intermediaries or taxpayers to report information on certain cross-border arrangements to their local tax authorities.  Our previous client updates in relation to DAC6 can be found on our website here1 and here2. In an unexpected move on 31 December 2020, […]

Big Tech worldwide regulation: not if, but how

We appear to have reached a global consensus that it is no longer a question of if we should regulate Big Tech but how we regulate, with a flurry of legislative proposals in Europe and legal actions in the US jostling for attention in the final weeks of 2020.

Firms told to look out for domestic abuse signs

The pandemic is making employers and employees re-assess the value of the workplace. One factor, as Business Minister Paul Scully MP has pointed out, is rarely considered: are employees being subjected to domestic abuse?

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Eight City lawyers get the nod in Norton Rose Fulbright promotions

Eight London lawyers have been promoted in Norton Rose Fulbright’s annual round, matching last year’s tally of City elevations. The bulk of the London promotions are in banking and finance, as well as litigation. In banking, Will Alete, Kirstin Russell and Andrew Williams make the grade, having joined from Bird & Bird, Linklaters and Slaughter […]

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Withers reveals first partner promotions since 2019

Withers has promoted a group of six in the UK this year, with other new partners announced in San Diego and Singapore. The firm has made up two private client lawyers in the UK; Natasha Oakshett, who joined in 2006 from Allen & Overy, and Mara Monte, who has been at the firm since 2009. […]

Stephenson Harwood hires new COO from Addleshaws

Stephenson Harwood is kicking off 2021 with a senior hire from Addleshaw Goddard, with Axel Koelsch joining the firm as its chief operating officer (COO). As the successor to Clive Ruse, who spent 21 years at Stephenson Harwood before retiring late last year, Koelsch arrives as a member of the firm’s global leadership team following […]

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Eversheds and Clydes tweak European LLPs in Brexit move

Eversheds Sutherland has changed the limited liability partnership (LLP) of its German offices, the outcome of preparations made early last year ahead of the Brexit transition period. Effective from January 2021, the firm transferred the business of its German LLP to a new local entity called Eversheds Sutherland (Germany) Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Solicitors Partnerschaft mbB, which […]

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