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On-demand webinar: Employee engagement and future HR trends Q&A webinar discussion

Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.

Government announces moratorium on coronavirus-related commercial forfeiture

Along with other unprecedented measures to protect the public and the economy, the UK government announced on 23 March 2020 that commercial landlords are to be precluded from forfeiting commercial leases and evicting the tenant for non-payment of rent. This measure was originally in place until 30 June 2020 however has been extended until 30 September and will be reviewed thereafter.

Capital Markets Update – July 2020

June’s news ICSA publishes updated risk committee terms of reference On 1 June 2020, the Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA) published an updated version of its Terms of reference for the risk committee. The terms of reference are particularly relevant to regulated companies such as banks and insurance companies. ICAEW publishes an introductory guide to dividends […]

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Parole Board decision quashed on grounds of procedural unfairness

In R(Grinham) v the Parole Board of England & Wales and the Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2140 (Admin) the High Court quashed a decision of the Parole Board where it found that a prisoner’s oral hearing and a subsequent decision, refusing his release, had been marred by procedural unfairness.

Second package of Covid-19 related state aid measures adopted by the Serbian government

On its session held on 30 July 2020, the Serbian Government adopted the Conclusion no. 05 401-6052 / 2020 (the ”Conclusion” or ”Second Package”), which extends the application of the first package of direct and fiscal benefits to business entities in the private sector, that was introduced in the Decree on Fiscal Benefits and Direct Aid to Companies in the Private Sector and Monetary Aid to Citizens Aimed at Reducing Economic Consequences due to COVID-19 (the “First Package”).

GDPR and the Cayman Data Protection Law for Insurance Managers (and clients)

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, or GDPR, is a set of EU regulations aimed at the protection of personal data and privacy of natural persons (not corporations) based within the EU. The GDPR has extraterritorial effect in that it applies to the processing of personal data of persons who are situated in the EU […]

Merck vs MSD – When is online use considered use in Switzerland?

In its landmark decision of 29 April 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court held that the online use of a trademark or other sign must have a commercial effect in Switzerland for such use to be considered use in Switzerland. A global website targeted at a worldwide audience may have a commercial effect in Switzerland.

Antitrust Review 2021 – Portugal

This article summarises the legislative developments and the main investigations carried out during 2019 by the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA).

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Walker Morris advises UK Wealth Management on acquisition

Corporate lawyers at Walker Morris have advised the management team of Yorkshire-based UK Wealth Management on its acquisition by Ashcourt Rowan. Ashcourt Rowan has agreed to pay £14.25m in cash for the wealth management specialist, which will be funded through a placing of shares by Ashcourt Rowan. The acquisition, which is subject to approval by […]

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Law Society leadership in chaos as solicitors pass no-confidence vote

Pressure is mounting on key figures at the Law Society to resign after solicitors said today they had no confidence in the leadership’s position on government proposals to slash legal aid rates. James Parry – the criminal law specialist partner who triggered a special general meeting – said the society’s president and chief executive “need […]

Hungary: arbitration agreement is not binding on insolvent claimant

By Zoltán Fabók A recently published ruling of a Hungarian regional court of appeal has held that the enforcement of claims by an insolvent claimant in arbitration is contradictory to the aims of the insolvency proceedings and to a creditor’s interests. Consequently, an arbitration agreement may not be binding in Hungary in circumstances where a […]

Australian Tax Alert — GST: changes for going concern and farmland sales

The Goods and Services Tax Act (GST Act) presently provides an exemption for the sale of a ‘going concern’ or for the sale of ‘farmland’. Where the exemption requirements are met, such sales are treated as ‘GST-free’ supplies that are not subject to GST. On 14 December 2013, the assistant treasurer Arthur Sinodinos announced that the […]

It’s Jones’ Day in court

It’s been quite a week for Jones Day’s London litigation team. First the firm – partly powered by the growth of its London disputes team – ranks in the top five of our annual Global Litigation Top 50. As you’ll surely know by now – and if not, why not? – the focus this year […]

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