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Employers should prepare for long-term changes to the world of work

There are of course many negatives arising from the crisis presented by COVID-19. However, there could be real benefits for businesses and their staff if we take some of the opportunities that have been presented and do not just look to revert to the old ways of doing things.

EU-US Privacy Shield for data transfers ruled as invalid

The Office of the Data Protection Authority in Guernsey (ODPA) has warned companies in the Bailiwick to be aware of the recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgment which affects all businesses who transfer personal data outside of the Bailiwick and the European Union (EU).

Tale of three funds

This article explores the collapse of three funds across three different jurisdictions and then sets out some of the lessons to be learnt by directors and fund managers.

Guernsey injunctions in aid of foreign proceedings

Where a potential judgment debtor in “onshore” proceedings threatens to dissipate its assets, the plaintiff may face a Pyrrhic victory with no assets against which to enforce its judgment. Where the defendant is a Guernsey company or has assets in Guernsey, the Royal Court of Guernsey has a statutory jurisdiction to grant an injunction in aid of those foreign proceedings including freezing injunctions to prevent defendants dealing with the relevant assets in Guernsey.

Latest Briefings

What role does HR have in protecting staff in the physical workplace?

An increasing number of businesses are choosing to return to the physical office, whether that be once or twice a week, or full time. Either way, it is vital that employers ensure that the work environment meets the strict health and safety standards necessary in order to avoid outbreaks of COVID-19 amongst staff members. This […]

The end of normal? Law firm survey 2020

Our 2020 law firm survey, developed in association with The Lawyer, reveals many law firms were ill-prepared for the seismic shock from the coronavirus outbreak. The crisis has cast an uncomfortable light on firms with poor financial management or without the necessary technology infrastructure. The pandemic already appears to be widening the gap between law firms, with some now under real pressure.

Covid-19 Update – Coronavirus, domestic abuse and legal action

The difficulties with court listings and the inability to hold hearings in a normal fashion has now been underway for 6 months. The recent guidance set out in ‘The Road Ahead’ shows there is no likelihood of that changing in the near future. This means there has had to be a reconsideration of what delays are acceptable and what reasons are sufficient to delay final decisions being made for children.

The rule of six: Legal obligations on food and drink businesses in England

Whilst we have very quickly become familiar with the “rule of six”, regulations come in to force today placing a further legal obligation on businesses in England that serve food for consumption on the premises to ensure that, save for in limited exceptions, bookings of more than six people are not accepted.

Landlord’s remedies and COVID-19 – has the pendulum swung too far?

As another week draws to a close, in a time when every day seems to bring unexpected – and often unwelcome – news, the landlord community is reeling – albeit perhaps largely in a somewhat unsurprised and resigned fashion. This is due to the latest announcements from the government affecting the commercial landlord and tenant relationship.

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Law 2.0: an updated European legal framework for the digital society?

By Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick Bill Gates once said that ‘(t)he day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy’. Although this may be somewhat of a witticism, no one doubts that technological evolution plays a substantial role […]

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European moves: 8 August 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Central & Eastern Europe Romanian firm Mares Danilescu Asociatii has elected founder Simona Mares as a name partner and has changed its name to Mares Danilescu Mares. Mares practises corporate, banking and finance and infrastructure law. Austrian firm Schoenherr has promoted […]

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Concierge, cars and cash for couples – the benefits of being a UK top 50 partner

Partner benefits among the UK’s top 50 law firms include allowances for new luggage, cash for spouses and an on site GP, new research by recruitment consultancy Sainty Hird & Partners claims today. The recruiter asked HR directors across the UK top 50 and US top 15 what they offer aside from money to attract […]

Finance lessons from the regulation of UK airports — a case study for Australian airports

Since 2002 when price-cap regulation at Australian capital-city airports was abolished and replaced with light-handed price monitoring by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), airports and airlines have negotiated the terms and conditions of use of aeronautical services without any regulatory intervention or oversight by the ACCC, the National Competition Council (NCC) or the […]

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