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EU Regulator Warning on Post-Brexit Financial Services EU Access Exemptions

The European Securities and Markets Association (“ESMA”) has published a statement on reverse solicitation of clients by third country firms following Brexit and the end of the UK transition period on 31 December 2020. It has identified what it calls “questionable practices” by firms in this regard, for example, using general clauses or online pop-up “I agree” […]

Dealing with Requests for Flexible Working under Jersey and Guernsey Law

There is no doubt that enforced working from home (‘WFH’) during the early stages of the pandemic has accelerated changes in the way we work. Partly motivated by the initial response to lockdown measures, partly by a need to accommodate individual circumstances, employers and employees have had to adapt to changes in where, how and […]

UK Government Announces Changes to DAC6 Post-Brexit – Impact For Ireland

EU DAC6 – Mandatory Disclosure of Reportable Cross-Border Arrangements Directive 2018/822 (DAC6) is an EU Directive requiring EU intermediaries or taxpayers to report information on certain cross-border arrangements to their local tax authorities.  Our previous client updates in relation to DAC6 can be found on our website here1 and here2. In an unexpected move on 31 December 2020, […]

Big Tech worldwide regulation: not if, but how

We appear to have reached a global consensus that it is no longer a question of if we should regulate Big Tech but how we regulate, with a flurry of legislative proposals in Europe and legal actions in the US jostling for attention in the final weeks of 2020.

Firms told to look out for domestic abuse signs

The pandemic is making employers and employees re-assess the value of the workplace. One factor, as Business Minister Paul Scully MP has pointed out, is rarely considered: are employees being subjected to domestic abuse?

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China has only had antitrust rules in place for five years, but increasingly the power of its merger control authority, MOFCOM, is being felt at home and abroad, and investors must potentially be prepared to confront some significant and costly hurdles. China only introduced its Anti-Monopoly Law in August 2008, putting a requirement on investors […]

CFTC no-action relief and request for comment for the transaction-level requirements of non-US swap dealers

On 14 November 2013, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued Advisory 13-69 in response to inquiries from swap market participants as to whether a non-US swap dealer (SD) must comply with the transaction-level requirements set forth in Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street […]

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Dentons advises Total on first major UK shale agreement

Dentons has advised French energy giant Total on becoming the first oil company to invest in Britain’s nascent shale sector. Environment partners Danielle Beggs and Sam Boileau led on the $1.6m acquisition of a 40 per cent interest in two shale gas exploration licences in the UK, announced on Monday. The licences hand the company […]

Eversheds Bianchini advises PEP on Keyhaven private equity investment partnership

Eversheds Bianchini, with partner Marco Franzini heading the private equity and banking practice, and Tremonti Vitali Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati, with partner Lorenzo Piccardi and senior associate Stefania Trezzini, have advised Private Equity Partners (PEP) on the legal and tax aspects relevant to the agreement with Keyhaven Capital Partners for the launch of an Italian […]

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Law firms make up 10 per cent of Stonewall top 100

Ten law firms have made it into the top 100 of this year’s LGBT charity Stonewall’s audit of the most gay-friendly employers. The increase from eight law firms making it into the ranking last year (16 January 2013), and seven in 2012 (11 January 2012), indicates a consistent improvement in the sector’s approach to equality. […]

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