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Leading and adapting in challenging times: managing a newly remote team

The dynamics of a previously high performing team will shift in response to the recent working from home directive. As leaders we need to understand the factors that will impact even the most resilient and high performing colleagues. It’s likely that high-performing employees may experience varying levels of performance and engagement when they begin working […]

Cryptocurrencies: 2020 and beyond

As the global leader in alternative investment funds and one of the most innovative financial centres in the world, it is unsurprising that the Cayman Islands has quickly become a popular destination for cryptocurrency vehicles and initial coin offerings (ICOs).

UK Government to enhance FCA powers to facilitate LIBOR transition

The UK Government announced on 23 June 2020 that it intends to introduce new legislation to give the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) enhanced powers in circumstances where (i) LIBOR ceases to be representative of the market and (ii) its representativeness cannot and will not be restored. This is intended to solve the problem of “tough legacy” contracts by giving the FCA the power to protect consumers and market integrity in relation to those contracts (which the FCA envisage will be a “narrow band”).

Exiting the Covid-19 haze: assessing business operations in a crisis

In this article, we discuss some of the key areas of focus that business owners and managers should prioritise when undertaking an early assessment of business operations to ensure that productive functions are reflective of a new operating environment. This is especially important where Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to a significant change in the business model.

European Commission publishes evaluation report on GDPR

The Commission’s report argues that, generally, GDPR has successfully met most of its objectives, in particular by offering citizens a strong set of enforceable rights and by creating a new European system of governance and enforcement. It also, however, identified a number of areas of improvement.

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Schoenherr has represented Carso Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of the América Móvil group (AMX), in its successful public takeover offer of all shares in Telekom Austria not held by Carso Telecom, AMX, Telekom Austria or the Republic of Austria’s state holding company OIAG. The public offer was launched on 15 May 2014. The initial […]

No5 Chambers organises and competes in Anthony Barker QC Memorial Shield

The Anthony Barker QC Memorial Shield, a cricket tournament organised by No5 Chambers, was held at Brislington CC in Bristol on 20 June 2014 in aid of Avon & Bristol Law Centre and Marie Curie Cancer Care. The tournament is a tribute to Anthony Barker QC, a former head of chambers and head of the […]

Ogier advises R&R Ice Cream on Jersey aspects of Peters Food Group acquisition

Ogier has advised R&R Ice Cream on the Jersey aspects of its acquisition of Peters Food Group in Australia for an enterprise value of AUD440m (approximately €305m or £240m). R&R is known for ice-cream brands in the UK such as Fab lollies, Rowntree’s Fruit Pastille lollies and Kelly’s Cornish ice cream and in mainland Europe […]

No5 Chambers supports this year’s UKELA Moot Competition

No5 Chambers recently supported the annual UKELA Moot Competition. Tim Sheppard compiled the problem for teams to address for the final rounds, held this year at the Moot Court of King’s College London. The finals were judged by Lord Carnwath, a judge of the Supreme Court, who challenged the teams with some tough questions. There […]

DLA Piper and the shrinking Asia partnership

What is it with DLA Piper and Asia Pacific? When the firm merged with DLA Phillips Fox in 2011 the combined firm boasted 135 partners across its Australian practice. By the end of last year the number had shrunk to 100, despite it being one of the biggest promoters in the country. Now partners are […]

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