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Coronavirus job retention scheme: pensions aspects

When considering how to use the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS), employers may be wondering what this means for pension contributions and auto-enrolment obligations. This update considers some of the issues. How the CJRS works To access the CJRS an employer will need to designate affected employees as furloughed workers, notify the employees of this […]

Competition law – welcome guidance in a time of crisis

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published helpful guidance on how it will apply competition law in light of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the government has taken the unprecedented step of relaxing competition law in certain sectors. In the round, these developments offer welcome guidance and comfort – but they also serve as a timely reminder […]

Leading and adapting in challenging times: managing a newly remote team

The dynamics of a previously high performing team will shift in response to the recent working from home directive. As leaders we need to understand the factors that will impact even the most resilient and high performing colleagues. It’s likely that high-performing employees may experience varying levels of performance and engagement when they begin working […]

Cryptocurrencies: 2020 and beyond

As the global leader in alternative investment funds and one of the most innovative financial centres in the world, it is unsurprising that the Cayman Islands has quickly become a popular destination for cryptocurrency vehicles and initial coin offerings (ICOs).

UK Government to enhance FCA powers to facilitate LIBOR transition

The UK Government announced on 23 June 2020 that it intends to introduce new legislation to give the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) enhanced powers in circumstances where (i) LIBOR ceases to be representative of the market and (ii) its representativeness cannot and will not be restored. This is intended to solve the problem of “tough legacy” contracts by giving the FCA the power to protect consumers and market integrity in relation to those contracts (which the FCA envisage will be a “narrow band”).


Theodore Goddard partner defects to Jones Day

Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has hired Theodore Goddard partner Janene Waudby to boost its London corporate finance practice Waudby, who starts at the firm today (10 June), will be the sixth partner to join the corporate group in London. Jones Day now has 52 lawyers in its UK office. The defection is bad news […]

Tackling Beckham late

Lawyers. Bless them. Always first with the news. As almost everyone knows – including Mrs Tulkinghorn, who is anything but a football fan – David Beckham has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will see his earnings rocket from £26,000 to £90,000 a week. That contract was signed – and plastered all over […]

Hill Dickinson targets media disputes

Hill Dickinson is continuing its resurgence with the launch of a new media disputes team Following its merger with niche commercial firm Gorna & Co at the start of this year, the firm has announced the establishment of a media disputes resolution unit.Based across the firm’s offices in Manchester, Liverpool and London, the unit comprises […]

Lewis Silkin wins World Cup finals for Newsplayer

Lewis Silkin has signed up the rights to the past 40 years of World Cup finals footage for its new media client Newsplayer International.Newsplayer has licensed all the archives of World Cup finals from footage owners such as Fifa. The firm also negotiated a further deal between Newsplayer and JVC which will distribute the footage […]

Bryan Cave merger set for go-ahead

St Louis-based Bryan Cave is poised to merge with New York firm Robinson Silverman Pearce Aronsohn & Berman On 24 May partners at Bryan Cave voted in favour of the merger, but those at Robinson Silverman are yet to vote. Although neither of the firms will comment on the proposed merger at this stage, a […]

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