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Lockdown version 3.0: Balancing Covid compliance and employees’ needs

With a wealth of commentary available for employers (and their employees) about how to deal with employee anxiety surrounding a return to the workplace in the post-COVID world, little thought has been given to the challenges faced by employers whose employees want to return to the workplace, contrary to Government guidance.

What do Brexit and the UK-EU trade deal mean for recruitment and staff moves?

The UK and EU have secured a post-Brexit trade deal following the two sides coming to an agreement at the eleventh hour on Christmas Eve. The European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 which brings the trade agreement, known formally as the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”), into UK law, received Royal Assent on 30 December 2020.

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Podcast: Lisa Nandy on the US elections and beyond

Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]

Pensions regulator code of practice on scheme funding

The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.

Economic substance: clarification of COVID-19 concession in Jersey

Since the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the Law) came into force on 1 January 2019, Jersey tax resident companies carrying out certain ‘relevant activities’ have had to comply with the substance requirements set out within the Law.


Dickson of Conyers discusses midshore and offshore jurisdictions in Asian Legal Business

In an interview with Asian Legal Business, Alan Dickson, head of Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Singapore office, discussed why offshore jurisdictions are here to stay despite the rise in midshore markets such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Ireland. Commenting on the competition that already exists between the established offshore financial centres and midshore jurisdictions, Dickson noted: ‘The entry of […]

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Hogan Lovells continues London push as Whelan named private equity co-head

Hogan Lovells has named corporate partner Tom Whelan as the co-head of its global private equity group, taking over the reins from Alan Greenough who will retire next year. Whelan and Greenough both joined legacy Lovells after Weil Gotshal & Manges launched an assault on the UK private equity market, with the trophy hire of its […]

DLA Piper represents Fibra UNO in its first publicly traded REIT

DLA Piper has represented Fibra UNO, Mexico’s first publicly traded REIT, in its debut in the Mexican debt capital markets. By issuing stock certificates for a total of MXN8.5bn (£400m), the deal marks the first time Mexican REIT issued debt in the capital markets and is the largest debut for a corporate issuer. The Mexico City-based team representing Fibra […]

Warning to employers relying on occupational health reports

By Richard Barker Employers managing employees on sickness absence often turn to occupational health (OH) for guidance on whether an employee comes within the legal definition of a disabled person, but now need to be careful of unquestioningly relying on OH assessments. The recent case of Gallop v Newport City Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1583 […]

Allen & Overy advises Heraeus Holding on syndicated credit facility

Allen & Overy has advised Heraeus Holding in connection with a €300m (£250m) syndicated credit facility. Allen & Overy acted as legal adviser for Heraeus. Partner Dr Neil George Weiand (banking and finance, Frankfurt) advised on the transaction.

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