HSF loses second energy co-head in seven months

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has returned to Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) to hire its first London-based oil and gas partner.

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Cayman Islands adopts new private funds regime and amends Mutual Funds Law

The Cayman Islands continue to meet and exceed international standards in a proactive and sophisticated manner. On 7 February the Cayman Islands Government published the Private Funds Law, 2020 and the Mutual Funds (Amendment) Law, 2020 in order to enhance the oversight of open-ended and closed-ended funds in the jurisdiction and to respond to European […]

Ireland – Time to retire mandatory retirement ages?

RTE has been ordered to pay €100,000 (the equivalent of one year’s salary) to a former employee as compensation for age discrimination. This case, Anne Roper v Radió Teilifís Eireann [2019], also demonstrates the great difficulty an employer will face when trying to justify imposing a mandatory retirement age. This follows on from a remarkably […]

Excise Duties: 2020 State Budget (SB) Proposal

Alcohol and alcoholic beverages – Rates applicable in the Autonomous Region of Madeira The SB Proposal changes the tax rate applicable to spirits declared for consumption in the Autonomous Region of Madeira from EUR 1, 237.58/hl to EUR 1,241.29/hl. Soft Drinks – Rates The SB Proposal increases the rates applicable to soft drinks, excluding drinks […]

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By Samuel Fernandes de Almeida The United Kingdom ceased to be a Member State of the Union as of 30 January 2020, so the question arises as to the applicability of many other provisions contained in Portuguese domestic law. On the 30th of January, the United Kingdom ceased to be a member state of the […]

Coronavirus – A bug coming to your workplace soon?

By Kevin McCavish The inevitable has happened. Coronavirus has arrived in London with the first patient being diagnosed yesterday. This brings the total number of those infected in the UK by Covid-19, the official name given to the coronavirus by the World Health Organisation, to 9. In Brighton, where two GP surgeries have already closed […]

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