ABA to propose legal practising restrictions

The American Bar Association (ABA) is pushing US state governments to pass laws protecting the position of lawyers to handle legal work in their jurisdictions, forcing competing professions to drop paralegal services.

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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.

CEE legislation tracker: Czech Republic

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Interest-free state loans and guarantees Following the first three credit and guarantee initiatives COVID I, II and COVID Prague designed for the small and medium sized enterprises, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“MoIT”) and the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (“CMGDB”) are now planning a COVID III guarantee. COVID […]


A&O appoints new head for Amsterdam

Allen & Overy has appointed a new managing partner in its Amsterdam office, following the transfer of former managing partner Cees Vellekoop to the the firm’s corporate department in Tokyo. Peter Eijsvoogel took over as Vellekoop’s replacement in Amsterdam at the beginning of April.Vellekoop has been managing partner of the office since its merger with […]

Premier League chooses ITV lawyer for legal head

The FA Premier League has appointed Simon Johnson, the director of rights and business affairs at the ITV Network, as its first director of legal and business affairs. Johnson has previously worked at Denton Hall (now Denton Wilde Sapte) and Central Television. Chief executive of the FA Premier League Richard Scudamore said: “This is a […]

ICSID landmark ruling

An ICSID tribunal recently defined that constitutes an ‘investment’. Juliet Blanch investigates the far-reaching ramifications for potential investors and governments A landmark decision by an international tribunal will mean investors must consider the possibility of having to write off the upfront costs they sink into development projects. This followed the successful defence of the Government […]

Pillsbury settles $45m lawsuit with ex-partner

Pillsbury Winthrop has closed the chapter on its acrimonious split with a former partner after agreeing to settle a $45m (£28.7m) lawsuit. Frode Jensen left the firm in September last year to join Latham & Watkins. Pillsbury has settled with Jensen for an undisclosed sum and, as part of the agreement, has issued an obsequious […]

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