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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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Charles Russell Speechlys ushers in new senior partner

The partnership at Charles Russell Speechlys has elected the firm’s next senior partner, as well as appointed a non-executive director to help define future strategies. The firm has elected partner Bart Peerless, who will take on the role from May 2021. He will succeed incumbent Christopher Page, who has served for two terms over eight […]

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The Lawyer Awards shortlist: GC of the Year

The award for GC of the Year, sponsored in 2020 by FTI Consulting, always throws up a fascinating list of in-house talent and 2020 is no exception. The nominees this year span the worlds of finance, travel, education, health, energy and more. Natasha Lewis was University College London‘s first in-house lawyer. Now its director of legal […]

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The Lawyer Awards: the 2020 shortlist

The Lawyer Awards is going virtual for 2020! The ceremony, in association with Travelers, will take place online on the afternoon of 3 November. Visit the awards website to register. Who is in the running for the coveted awards in 2020? The full shortlist is below… Barrister of the year Allison Clare, Red Lion Chambers […]

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