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What an interesting time to work in the Living sector.

Regulatory approach to ESG across the Crown Dependencies

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles are now a significant factor for consideration within the finance industry. Investors are increasingly focusing on these principles as part of their analysis process in respect of identifying material risks and growth opportunities.

The Digital Markets Act

The Digital Markets Act is a legislative proposal from the European Commission intended to ensure a higher level of competition in European digital markets. It will prevent large companies, referred to in the proposal as “gatekeepers”, from abusing their market power so that new companies will be able to enter the market.

Offshore Litigation: BVI decrypts the legal status of cryptoassets

In Philip Smith and Jason Kardachi (in their capacity as joint liquidators) v Torque Group Holdings Limited, the BVI Commercial Court had to determine how cryptoassets should be characterised under BVI law and it also had to consider how such assets should be treated by a liquidator in an insolvent winding-up.

Transitioning to Net Zero for IT

The webinar in the series ‘Transitioning to Net Zero for the IT’ took place on Thursday, 16 September 2021.



The firm’s expertise in all aspects of corporate and commercial law gives it a unique ability to understand both the key legal and tax-related issues when providing taxation advice. A full and seamless service is offered across Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia in all areas of tax including corporate and individual income […]

FCPA: DoJ and SEC guidance (part two) — parent-subsidiary and successor liability

This presentation, which forms the second part of a series focusing on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), looks at how companies may face FCPA liability under principles of parent-subsidiary and successor liability and addresses the steps companies can take to minimise that risk. Click on the link above to download this briefing.

James Knight, Keystone Law

Frustration among lawyers at ‘epidemic’ levels, claims Keystone founder

Keystone Law founder James Knight has claimed there is an “epidemic” of frustration among lawyers at traditional firms as his firm continues its hiring spree by adding 10 lawyers from the likes of Ashurst, DLA Piper, SNR Denton and Speechly Bircham. The hiring round also sees the firm, whose lawyers work remotely and are paid […]

Dragan Karanovic

Karanovic, Dragan

Dragan Karanović is a senior partner at Karanović & Nikolić. In his more-than 20-year career, he has advised multinational clients, financial institutions and governments on some of the largest M&A and privatisation transactions in the region. He is ranked as a top tier M&A lawyer by international directories. Karanović is registered as an attorney at the […]


DWF acquires ailing Cobbetts in pre-pack deal

DWF has rescued ailing firm Cobbetts in a pre-pack deal confirmed by DWF’s managing partner Andrew Leaitherland in an email to staff earlier this afternoon. DWF has also now sent out a statement confirming its intention to acquire Cobbetts. The deal must still be approved by the courts, as Cobbetts filed a notice to appoint […]

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