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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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Morrison & Foerster is undertaking a redundancy consultation, in which it expects to cut 4 per cent of its US staff along with a number of roles in the UK. The US firm said that 38 non-lawyer roles are affected by the review in the US and the UK. Of those affected, it added that […]

Netherlands

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 […]

Glasgow Scotland

Dentons hit in Scotland with 20-strong team move

Dentons’ private client team in Scotland is decamping to Shepherd and Wedderburn, with a team of 20 making the move. The group is led by partners Eleanor Kerr and Alexis Graham in Glasgow, and includes seven other lawyers. Both Kerr and Graham are legacy Maclay Murray & Spens, which merged with Dentons in 2017. Kerr […]

Augusta Ventures GC departs for new in-house role

The general counsel of Augusta Ventures has left the business for a new in-house role, little more than a year after she joined the litigation funder. Frances Coats will become Europe general counsel of Bolttech, a digital insurance broker launched last year as a result of the rebranding of formerly known Frank Insurance by its […]

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