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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?


Stephenson Harwood ropes in external help to train its leaders

Management consultancy experts Korn Ferry is carrying out a leadership development programme at Stephenson Harwood as a form of support for the firm’s new-look hierarchy. In revealing the rationale behind the programme, the firm’s CEO Eifion Morris touched upon his own personal experience since replacing Sharon White in 2019, claiming he has at times felt […]

Tribunal’s $50m maths mistake leads to successful arbitration challenge

A mathematical mistake of $54m has led to an arbitration award being sent back for reconsideration after a tribunal added rather than subtracted a relevant figure, The Lawyer can reveal. The unfortunate miscalculation has since led to a successful challenge from Herbert Smith Freehills, which argued the tribunal’s mistake amounted to a “serious irregularity” that […]

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Sidley makes up City duo in latest US-heavy promos

Sidley Austin has once again made up two lawyers to partner in its London office. London senior associates Max Savoie and Jade Williams-Adedeji are among 28 promotions globally. Savoie works in the firm’s banking and financial services group. He spent seven years at Sidley, having joined from a legal adviser role to the shadow attorney […]

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