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Choosing the BVI as the seat of arbitration

By Tameka Davis, Jevgenija Fedotova Until recently Russian and CIS clients would often, without hesitation, choose London as the seat of arbitration and the London Court of International Arbitration Rules as the rules governing the arbitral procedure. Today, parties now opt for more non-traditional alternatives, and in so doing recognise that there is no strict […]

Bermuda amends licensing regime for digital assets businesses

By Chris Garrod The Digital Asset Business Amendment Act 2019 (“DABA Amendment Act”), which became operative on 8 October, amends the existing legislation governing digital assets businesses in Bermuda, including expanding the scope of the licensing regime to include digital assets derivatives, digital asset benchmark administrators and digital asset trust service providers. The DABA Amendment […]

Ontario: new unsolicited proposals framework for infrastructure projects

On October 15, the Ontario Government announced a new programme for unsolicited proposals (USPs) for infrastructure projects. The purpose of the programme is to allow private sector entities to approach the province with innovative ideas to improve public infrastructure and related services. Similar initiatives have been implemented in Nova Scotia, Toronto, the UK, the US, […]

Revised Federal Act on Gender Equality: Swiss Wage Equality Analysis

The revised Gender Equality Act will enter into force on 1 July 2020. In essence, it obliges employers with at least 100 employees to conduct an internal wage equality analysis, have it reviewed by an external body and inform in writing about the results thereof. The first wage equality analyses must be conducted by 30 […]

Minimum energy efficiency standards – will a B rating be required by 2030?

The government has announced that by 2030 it may be unlawful to continue to let a non-domestic property with an EPC rating of below B. This announcement comes as part of the government’s package of measures to reduce carbon emissions. What will change? Since 1 April 2018, the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and […]

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Denton Hall advised ITV on its television agreement with Formula One Administration (FOA) to cover the Formula One World Championships from 2002 to 2005. The agreement gives ITV exclusive UK rights to show the racing, except for on pay-per-view channels. Partner Mark Gay and fee earner Nick Fitzpatrick, both in the sports and leisure department […]

Insurance claim for Lords

A case which will probe the liability of the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) to meet certain types of claims is heading for the House of Lords. Leave has been given for an appeal by Brian White, who was injured after a car in which he was a passenger crashed. White wants to challenge a finding […]

Debevoise consolidates London and Paris bases

US firm Debevoise & Plimpton is integrating its European operations by bringing its London and Paris offices under the sole leadership of new managing partner Jim Kiernan. Kiernan, who has headed the Paris practice for 12 years, will be based in London when he takes over as head of the joint offices in December. He […]

Ashursts listed on credits for Virgin deal

Ashurst Morris Crisp is heading a deal to sell £235m worth of Virgin cinemas. Virgin Entertainment’s move comes four years after the company spent £190m buying up a number of MGM cinemas in the UK. Nick Angel, head of the reconstruction and insolvency department at Ashursts, is believed to be advising on the deal. A […]

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