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On-demand webinar: Employee engagement and future HR trends

Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.

Government announces moratorium on coronavirus-related commercial forfeiture

Along with other unprecedented measures to protect the public and the economy, the UK government announced on 23 March 2020 that commercial landlords are to be precluded from forfeiting commercial leases and evicting the tenant for non-payment of rent. This measure was originally in place until 30 June 2020 however has been extended until 30 September and will be reviewed thereafter.

Capital Markets Update – July 2020

June’s news ICSA publishes updated risk committee terms of reference On 1 June 2020, the Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA) published an updated version of its Terms of reference for the risk committee. The terms of reference are particularly relevant to regulated companies such as banks and insurance companies. ICAEW publishes an introductory guide to dividends […]

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Dishonesty: A change of approach

On 29th April 2020, following the decision in the case of R v Barton and Booth [2020] EWCA Crim 575, the Court of Appeal identified that the two-limb test for dishonesty as identified in the case Ghosh, is no longer the approach to be taken.

Cybersecurity requirements for licensees

Entities regulated under the Insurance Law will need to implement cybersecurity measures in proportion to their cyber risk profile by 27 November 2020 following the release of the Rule and Statement of Guidance on Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority on 27 May 2020.

Wirecard – has the German financial regulator lost its immunity?

The German regulator BaFin is being sued for abuse of authority following one of the biggest fraud scandals of the decade with German payment processor, Wirecard AG, filing for insolvency owing €3.5bn and its chief executive arrested on suspicion of accounting fraud and market manipulation. This article explores the situation and considers the need for change.

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Competition and Markets Authority names former Slaughters partner as general counsel

A former Slaughter and May partner has been named general counsel for the newly-established Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), while the former executive director of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), Sonya Branch, will become director of enforcement. In a rare exit from the Slaughter and May partner pool, former partner Sarah Cardell left her role in […]

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Burges Salmon transport head quits for Department for Transport GC role

The Department for Transport (DfT) has named former Burges Salmon transport head Nick Olley as general counsel. Olley, a one-time commercial head, led the firm’s heavy-hitting transport team. He will join the DfT in November, but Burges Salmon is not planning to find a successor for his role. At the DfT he succeeds Christopher Muttukumaru in […]

Merger or amalgamation of companies from Bermuda

This memorandum has been prepared for the assistance of those who are considering the merger or amalgamation of a foreign corporation with a Bermuda exempted company where the surviving or amalgamated entity will be, or will become, a foreign corporation. It deals in broad terms with the requirements and procedures under Bermuda law for effecting […]

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Accidental war on progress

In seeking to prevent tax avoidance, HMRC may restrict the development of UK professional services Tax avoidance is front-page news. Every week we see another story about multinationals reducing their corporation tax bills or the creative use of tax havens. The Government has now set its sights on limited liability partnerships (LLPs)as it considers some […]

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