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Channel Islands employment law update – July 2020

Jersey Tribunal rules HR advisers not protected by legal privilege The Jersey Employment Tribunal (the Tribunal) in David Slater v Consolidated Minerals[1] sought to consider an interesting question concerning discovery: whether HR consultants are protected by legal advice privilege, given their status as non-legally qualified advisers. In the context of a constructive unfair dismissal claim, […]

Borrowers experience speed bump in road to compliance – expanded scope of Cayman private funds law

By now most fund finance professionals would likely choose an afternoon in the dentist’s chair over a discussion about the Cayman Islands Private Funds Law, 2020. Borrowers unfortunately experienced a speed bump in the road to compliance this week with the introduction by the Cayman Islands Government of an amendment to the PF Law which significantly increases the number of entities which will need to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) by 7 August 2020.

What are the benefits of employee engagement?

By Chris Shenton Reading Time: 5 minutes Employee engagement is the central topic here at Weekly10. Whether we’re talking about the latest employee engagement strategies, how to improve employee engagement or simply what exactly employee engagement is, it’s fair to say it is always a focus for us. Yet, we still often get asked the […]

BVI economic substance requirements 2020 update

The framework that the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) government has created to enable BVI ‘legal entities’ to report prescribed economic substance information’ is now operational. New reporting and (in some cases) economic substance requirements now apply for BVI ‘legal entities’ that conduct certain defined ‘relevant activities’ under the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 and the Rules on Economic Substance (together the “Economic Substance regime”).

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K&L Gates hires Fried Frank corporate partner from closing HK base

K&L Gates has recruited corporate partner Carolyn Sng from Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson’s Hong Kong office, which is set to close this month. Sng is one of the last Fried Frank partners to leave, after the firm called time on its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices earlier this year (19 January 2015). She joins K&L […]

Ogier sponsors Jersey Construction Council’s Summer Briefing Series

Ogier is sponsoring Jersey Construction Council’s Summer Briefing Series. The series launches with a topical update on the new energy plan for Jersey, Pathway 2050, which is hoped to bring new opportunities to the construction sector and promote sustainable growth on the Island. The series launches with a topical update on the new energy plan for […]

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Olswang wins judicial review for music industry clients over copyright row

Olswang clients the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), the Musicians’ Union (MU) and UK Music have succeeded in their substantive judicial review against the Government over its recent changes to copyright laws. In a ruling in the High Court on Friday (19 June) Mr Justice Green ruled against the Secretary of State […]

Rise in luxury property sales in Jersey

A surge in high-net-worth individuals relocating to Jersey is having a positive effect on the island’s economy. Last year’s significant increase in luxury property sales, which totaled £90m in comparison to the five-year average of £25m, added a welcome £4m to the public purse. It demonstrates confidence in Jersey, both for its economy and as […]

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