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The European Green Deal

The Green Deal lays out a detailed European plan as an initial roadmap for tackling climate change and economic inequality to improve the quality of life of the EU and its citizens. It reviews and resets the Commission’s environmental targets, requires more public investment and increased efforts to direct private capital towards climate and environmental action.

Insolvency of Guernsey companies

A unique aspect of Guernsey insolvency law is the ability of members to wind up their company by special resolution even when this company is insolvent. This article has been written to take into account the legislative changes which will be enacted by the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Insolvency) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 which will come into force during the course of 2020.

Legal challenges that health technologies can face

In Turkey, thanks to the applications developed by the Ministry of Health such as e-pulse, e-report, telemedicine, ESIM, MIZ and SİNA, health technologies have now gone beyond “getting online appointments”. However, these rapid developments do not have the same reflection in the legal field. In this article, the legal dimensions of health technologies will be examined.

Innovative firms promised extra funding support

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new £1.25bn support package designed to protect firms driving innovation during the Covid-19 pandemic. The package includes a £500m investment fund (called the Future Fund) for high-growth companies impacted by the crisis, made up of funding from government and the private sector and £750 million of grants and loans for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) focusing on research and development.

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Suitable codes of conduct for English businesses abroad

Since the 1900s international trade has increased by 70 per cent and even greater levels of growth are expected in the future. As international trade continues to grow, lawyers are likely to be asked more frequently how their clients should react to requests for payments to oil the wheels and secure the contract. But, this […]

In brief: Brussels conference for solicitors group

The Solicitors’ European Group is holding its annual conference in Brussels this week. The conference, being held at the Palais des Congres on Friday and Saturday, will include seminars on environmental law, developments in Central and Eastern Europe, the application of EC law in national courts, and mergers, joint ventures and collaboration. Further information on […]

Jonathan Leslie praises the trend towards judicial flexibility

Lord Woolf’s and Lord Taylor’s recent recommendations show that there is a new spirit abroad in the judiciary. Hopefully this will lead to improved practices and to the more interventionist role of trial judges recommended by the Heilbron Committee. Certainly, the judiciary has been willing to improve its procedures to give more direction to litigation. […]

Defining the scope of duties

An early Appeal Court date and a House of Lords sequel look likely in a bid to achieve a definitive ruling on the interpretation and application of Common Market personal import provisions. The case focus is a recent High Court judgment regarding the Customs and Excise stance over interpretation of personal import concessions which allow […]

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