In court this week: Contempt, Deloitte and Romania with Clifford Chance, Hill Dickinson and Brick Court

To kick us off, one of the most significant cases to keep an eye on will be the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) taking on Big Four accountancy firm Deloitte.

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The solvency test in Guernsey: Are you sure your company is solvent?

By Bryan De Verneuil-Smith, Mathew Newman What is the Guernsey solvency test? The solvency test, found in section 527 of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 as amended (“the Law”), is used to determine whether a Guernsey company is solvent. For non-regulated companies, it is a two-part test. For regulated companies there is a third part to the […]

Regulatory investigations: A survival guide

By Natalie Barton-Howes, Emma Bufton Natalie Barton-Howes provides practical advice to help you to understand the enforcement powers companies face and how to navigate a regulatory investigation in order to minimise the disruption to your business.

Data protection: GDPR – Where are we now?

By Alex Ha Kyung Kim, Emma Bufton Alex Ha Kyung Kim provides an update on the key developments in regulatory guidelines and enforcement actions, sharing key takeaway points and his outlook for the near future.

The Queen’s speech sets out what’s next for building safety reforms

By Sue Ryan, Lindsay Hammond Our article, back in December 2018, “The Ban on combustible Materials in the External Wall of Buildings – what you need to know” identified that since the publishing of the Hackitt Interim Report in December 2017 and the Final Report in May 2018, the Government has been under increasing pressure to […]

Your property journey

By Edward Pitt Start-up series part 6 At inception, your business may consist of one or two people and have no ‘fixed abode’. Mobile technology allows us to work remotely and has enabled countless start-ups to be created from the kitchen table, coffee shop and students’ union. Meetings can be held via Skype, desks can […]

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Greenberg Traurig executive chairman Richard Rosenbaum responds to Dentons’ Joe Andrew’s opinion piece published last week. The recent opinion piece strongly touting the verein model as the only obvious answer and disparaging other methods of global law firm growth as “colonial” brought to mind a saying I was taught early on in my career: “The […]

Weil Gotshal among three firms on paper mill rescue deal

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Clydes secures victory for Dentons in legal privilege case

Dentons has successfully defended an appeal brought against it by a group of investors, after the latter demanded to see documents protected by legal advice privilege. The case was brought against Dentons by investors Lee Victor Addlesee and others, claiming they lost over €6.5m due to an allegedly fraudulent investment scheme operated by Cypriot company […]

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