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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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Opinion: Regulators need to unite to stamp out short-selling

A butterfly flapped its wings and a storm was created on the other side of the world. So what was the butterfly in the credit crisis? Was it a home loan made to someone in the US who could barely afford the payments when times were good? Was it the bundling of that loan by […]

Mills & Reeve eyes UK top 30 place with new four-year plan

Mills & Reeve has embarked on an aggressive four-year plan in which it hopes to buck the downturn and boost turnover by 60 per cent from the present figure of £62.5m. Mills & Reeve eyes UK top 30 place with new four-year plan” />Mills ;& ;Reeve ;has embarked on an aggressive four-year plan in which it hopes to […]

Freshfields partner to head Bank of England legal team

The Bank of England has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer corporate partner Graham Nicholson to lead its legal team. Nicholson will take over from Dame Juliet Wheldon as chief legal adviser and adviser to the governor of the Bank of England at the start of next year. Wheldon was head of the government legal service before […]

Wall St woes: Shock and awe

There was still hope on Wall St yesterday that the US government’s $700bn financial sector bailout would eventually make it through the House of Representatives. The expectation is that a revised plan will be adopted, one way or another. “I was just over at one of our private equity clients who said it’s something that […]

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