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Guernsey’s new ILS hybrid – getting even closer to the risk

Carey Olsen partner Christopher Anderson recently introduced the concept of a hybrid vehicle for use in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry. Here, he explains how and why he came up with the idea of the world’s first ILS hybrid. As is often said, the best ideas are always the simplest. That is reassuringly accurate for […]

Fracking, protestors and injunctions against ‘persons unknown’: Court of Appeal offers guidance amid controversial context

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod In the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream, a hotly anticipated appeal involving fracking protestors, the Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the highly topical subject of bringing injunctions against ‘persons unknown’.  Walker Morris’ specialist Real Estate Litigators David Manda and Ruth Ormrod explain and offer some practical advice.

Employment legislation update – May 2019

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, our legislation update sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates.

Case Law Update – May 2019

Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd UKEAT/0100/18 – ‘Bad leaver’ provision requiring forfeiture of shares and loan notes was not unlawful In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a bad leaver provision forcing an employee to give up her shareholding if she resigned was not an ‘unconscionable bargain’. Nor was it void as […]

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Katten picks up three from Hogan Lovells PE

We’ve said it before, and we’ll do so again – this season’s must-have is a private equity partner. The comments piled in following the news that Hogan Lovells had taken on King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) PE partner Ed Harris in October, triggering speculation that Harris would take a team along with him. […]

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CMS LLP ups shareholder loans to Russian alliance by £3.5m

CMS Cameron McKenna ramped up loans to its Russian joint venture by £3.5m last year after its share of losses in the Moscow office doubled in 2013.  The firm’s UK LLP accounts filed yesterday with Companies House reveal CMS was affected by £2.2m of losses from its Moscow joint venture, up from £1.1m the previous […]

Up to speed: avoiding anti-competitive information exchange — January 2014

This article sets out how you can ensure your company avoids falling foul of the competition rules on exchanging information in its dealings with competitors and other market players. Cartels set up between rival companies in order to share markets or fix prices often involve the exchange of commercially sensitive information and have always been […]

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The draft Finance Bill 2014 proposes a number of changes to the approval process for employee share schemes. The changes include the introduction of an electronic notification process and online annual return filing system and the replacement of the HM Revenue & Customs approval process by a self-certification regime. The consultation period for the bill […]

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