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Covid-19: Restriction of state court activity and alternative dispute resolution methods

By Vladimir Komarov The ” Black swan ” of coronavirus has already led such economic sectors as tourism, air transportation, hotel business, and non-food retail to a deep crisis. We can confidently predict that violations of contractual obligations, unilateral termination of contracts and other consequences of the disease and measures to combat it will affect […]

Bermuda amends national pension scheme – update #4

The amendments to section 24 of the National Pension Scheme (Occupational Pensions) Act 1998 (“the NPS Act”) that expand the ability of members and former members of defined contribution pension plans and local retirement products to obtain limited refunds from their pension balances, will become operative on 1 June 2020.

Guidance for directors of Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies in extraordinary economic circumstances

We are living in challenging times, arguably far more challenging than in 2008 given the supply and the demand side issues all businesses are facing, and the concerns as to our personal well-being and that of those around us. Against such a backdrop, informed decision-making by directors is all the more complicated, and so too any assessment of the risks that directors face in trying to steer a company through what are often unchartered waters.

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A pound of spuds, which will land a Sunderland greengrocer in court. Steven Thoburn is the first trader to be prosecuted for continuing to use pounds and ounces to serve customers. The market stall owner refused to use the metric system which is a requirement under European law. After allegedly ignoring a warning to switch […]

It’s been a good week for

m Andre Suard, hairdresser of Cherie Booth QC (above), who Booth deemed trustworthy to look after Baby Leo while she gave a speech at the New York University Law School symposium. In-depth reports from the no-nonsense Daily Mail re… Andre Suard, hairdresser of Cherie Booth QC (above), who Booth deemed trustworthy to look after Baby […]

The magnificent Severn

Devolution may have caused some ructions for Wales, but it has also inspired an economic boom. Julia Cahill reports on the benefits that independence has brought It has been a politically turbulent year for Wales since power was transferred to the Welsh National Assembly last July. Economically, though, these are good times for the principality. […]

Hammonds Suddards Edge

Hammond Suddards Edge advised Igroup on the £300m securitisation of residential non-conforming mortgages. The deal is made up of £264m of AAA-rated notes, £24m of A and £12m of BBB-rated notes. Associate Gary Walker led the transaction assisted by solicitor Anjlia Rajani. Igroup was also advised by its in-house counsel. Allen & Overy advised Morgan […]

Fried Frank launches English law practice

New York firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson is launching its English law practice with a new partner from O’Melveny & Myers in London. Fried Frank ended its longstanding capital markets joint venture with Simmons & Simmons at the start of the year. It is now taking on finance lawyer Christopher Kandel to focus […]

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