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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?



Milbank finance heavyweight Peter Schwartz quits for Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings has hired Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy’s key Goldman Sachs and Bank of America relationship partner Peter Schwartz for its corporate practice in London. The Milbank partner is switching to Paul Hastings after four years at the firm (1 November 2010).  Schwartz, who specialises in high-yield bonds, leveraged loans and general securities advice, including […]

Vara Shailesh

Why India should open up its legal market

Justice Minister Shailesh Vara MP on why now is the right time for the Indian legal market to finally open up. India is a country on the brink of change. It is a nation facing significant decisions on how it should take advantage of its enormous economic potential and the talent of its people. The […]


Edwards Wildman exodus continues as IP partner Goodger quits for Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke has hired IP partner Ben Goodger, who becomes the latest partner to exit Edwards Wildman Palmer’s London office. Goodger has been at Edwards Wildman for four years, after joining from Rouse & Co where he spent a stint heading up its China practice.  He started at Edwards Wildman in early 2011 as part […]

Dan French joins Gateley as corporate recovery partner

Gateley has hired Dan French as a partner in its corporate recovery team. French specialises in corporate recovery and restructuring and in his present role acts for banks, asset-based lenders, insolvency practitioners and corporate clients on a range of matters. An experienced partner, French will complement the existing team. In his new role, he will […]

DLA Piper’s Victoria Lee is named to The Recorder’s Women Leaders in Tech Law list

DLA Piper has announced that Victoria Lee, a partner in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, has been named to The Recorder’s list of Women Leaders in Tech Law for the second consecutive year. The Recorder recognised 50 women lawyers who are leaders on major cases and deals, within their organisations and as mentors for other women. Highlighted by the […]

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