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Currency of the future: A BVI perspective on litigating cryptocurrency

Philip Smith and Jason Kardachi (in their capacity as joint liquidators of Torque Group Holdings Limited) v Torque Group Holdings Limited (in liquidation) BVIHC (COM) 0031 OF 2021, highlights the first judgment in this jurisdiction concerning the legal status of cryptoassets in the British Virgin Islands.

Compliancy with employment and immigration requirements

Led by Legal Director of Immigration, Rachel Harvey and Employment Partner, Emma Morgan, this webinar provided an insight into how best to remain compliant with employment and immigration requirements.

Menopause cases on the rise

This recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision is a procedural case on the menopause. It was held that the Employment Tribunal had not adequately considered the individual’s ability to bring claims of disability discrimination, sex discrimination, harassment and victimisation based on her suffering symptoms of the menopause. More pertinently, the case is a reminder of the growing number of employment claims we’re seeing which are citing the menopause.

KaWeRÄG 2021 – greening antitrust law?

As part of the current ecolex focus on the 2021 Antitrust and Competition Law Amendment Act (KaWeRÄG 2021), Schönherr associates Maha Zöhrer and Anna Sofia Reumann deal with the topic of environmental and climate protection in the private sector. The efforts of companies to participate in sustainability projects can conflict with the current antitrust regime, which forbids potentially anti-competitive agreements between companies. KaWeRÄG 2021 aims to create more clarity. (in German)

The heritage conundrum

In the aftermath of Covid, perhaps it’s hard to justify spending much needed public funds on restoration projects, but we need to view this as essential investment in our cities.

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