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Data protection – another Covid-19 casualty?

To lengthen the odds of a second infection wave, countries have been exploring how to harness technology to automate contact-tracing of those potentially infected with the virus, releasing the remainder of the population to go about daily life. Though simple-sounding, such technology is far from straightforward.

HNW divorces – can you enforce the terms of an English order in Jersey?

Many practitioners will appreciate that Jersey is a self-governing Crown Dependency with constitutional rights of self-government and judicial independence. It follows that orders made in the courts of England and Wales are not enforceable as of right in this jurisdiction. We focus in this article on three common scenarios we see when such cross-jurisdictional considerations arise and the steps you can take to ensure that the terms of such an order are honoured.

Cayman Islands: Update on automatic exchange of information and country-by-country reporting

In this advisory, we provide a round-up of recent updates to the Cayman Islands framework for automatic exchange of information (“AEOI”) and country-by-country reporting (“CbCR”), including the new universal DITC portal, the AEOI reporting deadline extension, the authorising person and principal point of contact and the CRS compliance form.

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SRA names Herbies consultant as next chair

Herbert Smith consultant Charles Plant has been appointed as the next chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) board. Plant will begin his four-year term on 1 January 2010, when current chair Peter Williamson will stand down. Plant said: “I know that the SRA board, like other legal regulators, faces significant challenges in developing its […]

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Hammonds shown half-time red card during Portsmouth FC talks

The consortium attempting to take control of Portsmouth Football Club has dumped legal adviser Hammonds midway through the bidding process. Rob Hamill Sulaiman Al Fahim, chief executive of Hydra Properties and leader of the bidding group, initially instructed Hammonds but switched to Mayer Brown after an apparent disagreement over fees. Mayer Brown corporate partner Rob Hamill […]

Simmons makes up four to partner

Simmons & Simmons has promoted four new associates to its partnership, representing a drop of 80 per cent on last year’s bumper crop. In 2008 the firm promoted 18 new partners to its ranks (TheLawyer.com, 7 May 2008). Two of this year’s new partners are in financial markets, one is in corporate and one is […]

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Mayer Brown in advanced talks with A&O leveraged finance team

Mayer Brown is in advanced talks with teams from several firms in London to significantly bulk up its capital markets and corporate practice groups in the City The US firm, which was recently hit with the loss of former co-vice-chair Paul Maher, is understood to be in talks with groups of partners from up to four firms as it seeks to […]

Litigation funding: Fund fair

Litigation funding is a complex market, but it’s up to solicitors to ensure they’re able to keep clients fully informed of what’s available. A solicitor’s duty to appraise clients of the litigation funding options available to them is clearly set out in Rule 2 (2.02 and 2.03) of the Solicitors Code of Conduct. However, there […]

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