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The European Green Deal

The Green Deal lays out a detailed European plan as an initial roadmap for tackling climate change and economic inequality to improve the quality of life of the EU and its citizens. It reviews and resets the Commission’s environmental targets, requires more public investment and increased efforts to direct private capital towards climate and environmental action.

Insolvency of Guernsey companies

A unique aspect of Guernsey insolvency law is the ability of members to wind up their company by special resolution even when this company is insolvent. This article has been written to take into account the legislative changes which will be enacted by the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Insolvency) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 which will come into force during the course of 2020.

Legal challenges that health technologies can face

In Turkey, thanks to the applications developed by the Ministry of Health such as e-pulse, e-report, telemedicine, ESIM, MIZ and SİNA, health technologies have now gone beyond “getting online appointments”. However, these rapid developments do not have the same reflection in the legal field. In this article, the legal dimensions of health technologies will be examined.

Innovative firms promised extra funding support

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new £1.25bn support package designed to protect firms driving innovation during the Covid-19 pandemic. The package includes a £500m investment fund (called the Future Fund) for high-growth companies impacted by the crisis, made up of funding from government and the private sector and £750 million of grants and loans for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) focusing on research and development.

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White & Case has failed in its attempt to reverse a decision in the commercial court, acting for Peruvian company Minera Las Bambas in its dispute against Glencore. In the Court of Appeal hearing, White & Case partner Charles Balmain represented Minera in a claim that arises out of a share purchase agreement entered in […]

Ogier advises Glencore on sale of petroleum products storage businesses

Ogier has advised Glencore International AG (Glencore) on the sale of a majority stake in HG Storage International Limited (HGSI) to HNA Innovation Finance Group Co Limited (HNA) for US$775m. Ogier acted as Jersey counsel on the deal, working alongside lead counsel Linklaters, with the team led by partner Raulin Amy and senior associate Oliver […]

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Barclays sets its sights on new panel of alternative legal providers

Barclays is looking to appoint a new panel entirely made up of alternative legal services providers. The process will kick off in the coming months and is expected to be completed by the end of the year subject to the current Covid-19 situation. For the first time, the bank is looking to include companies such […]

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Osborne Clarke to exit Hong Kong with office closure

Osborne Clarke has become the latest international firm to withdraw from Hong Kong after five years operating in the Asia financial hub. Osborne Clarke’s Hong Kong office will be shut at the end of June. It currently has two partners, two associates, a trainee and three support staff. The firm said all members of the […]

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Shearman introduces voluntary paid leave scheme for all staff

Shearman & Sterling has introduced a voluntary leave scheme for its lawyers as part of wider coronavirus-related measures. The US firm is giving its staff the choice to take between three and six months of work on 30 per cent of their usual pay, with the amount increasing to 40 per cent if lawyers who […]

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