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Currency of the future: A BVI perspective on litigating cryptocurrency

Philip Smith and Jason Kardachi (in their capacity as joint liquidators of Torque Group Holdings Limited) v Torque Group Holdings Limited (in liquidation) BVIHC (COM) 0031 OF 2021, highlights the first judgment in this jurisdiction concerning the legal status of cryptoassets in the British Virgin Islands.

Compliancy with employment and immigration requirements

Led by Legal Director of Immigration, Rachel Harvey and Employment Partner, Emma Morgan, this webinar provided an insight into how best to remain compliant with employment and immigration requirements.

Menopause cases on the rise

This recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision is a procedural case on the menopause. It was held that the Employment Tribunal had not adequately considered the individual’s ability to bring claims of disability discrimination, sex discrimination, harassment and victimisation based on her suffering symptoms of the menopause. More pertinently, the case is a reminder of the growing number of employment claims we’re seeing which are citing the menopause.

KaWeRÄG 2021 – greening antitrust law?

As part of the current ecolex focus on the 2021 Antitrust and Competition Law Amendment Act (KaWeRÄG 2021), Schönherr associates Maha Zöhrer and Anna Sofia Reumann deal with the topic of environmental and climate protection in the private sector. The efforts of companies to participate in sustainability projects can conflict with the current antitrust regime, which forbids potentially anti-competitive agreements between companies. KaWeRÄG 2021 aims to create more clarity. (in German)

The heritage conundrum

In the aftermath of Covid, perhaps it’s hard to justify spending much needed public funds on restoration projects, but we need to view this as essential investment in our cities.


Slaughter and May leads on Santander acquisition of RBS branches

Slaughter and May and Linklaters are advising on Santander’s purchase of 318 high street branches from the Royal Bank of Scotland, mainly in the north west of England. Slaughters corporate partner Roland Turnill is leading for Santander, alongside corporate head Frances Murphy. Longstanding adviser Linklaters is acting for RBS, with corporate partner Simon Branigan leading […]

CC partners have a Pop at top job

There are few bigger shoes to fill in the City than those of Stuart Popham, but that’s the challenge facing the (un)lucky person who ultimately emerges as Clifford Chance’s new senior partner (see story). Popham, by general consensus, has made the role his own over the course of the past eight years, creating an address […]

Gulf onstream

Recent purchases in the UK and elsewhere have put paid to the notion that money from the Gulf has run out. Luke McLeod-Roberts looks at the latest developments in Middle Eastern investment With Qatari Diar’s recent purchase of the Candy Brothers’ interest in Chelsea Barracks and its acquisition of the US Embassy ­building at Grosvenor […]

Stuart Popham

CC’s Popham predicts UK firms will enter India within two years

Clifford Chance senior partner Stuart Popham has said he expects UK law firms to have a presence in India within two years, as long as a free trade agreement with the EU is signed. Popham said: “If I said 18 months I would probably be optimistic, if I said two and a half years I […]

Gibson Dunn launches Hong Kong office with GE hire

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has launched an office in Hong Kong after hiring a lawyer from General Electric International. Kelly Austin, who joins the firm as a partner, will head the office, which will focus on corporate transactions and corporate compliance, regulation and investigations. Austin spent eight years in Hong Kong with General Electric International, […]

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