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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”).


Backtrack for the future

The last year has seen a pretty unprecedented overhaul by the Coalition of the previous Government’s legacy. From public sector targets to ASBOs, it’s a question of all change in public policy. But will the Government have to backtrack on one of its most controversial decisions – that of halting planned investment in new schools […]

Peter Kalis

K&L Gates posts small rises in revenue and PEP

K&L Gates has posted increases in both revenue and average profit per equity partner (PEP) for the 2010 financial year. The firm’s total revenue grew 2 per cent from $1.034bn in 2009 to $1.055bn. Average PEP was up 8 per cent from $ 861,000 to $930,000. K&L Gates chairman Peter Kalis said the increase in […]

Michael Gove MP

Holman J rules Gove’s BSF decision was ‘unlawful’

Mr Justice Holman has ordered the Government to review its plans to scrap the Building Schools for Future programme. The decision, handed down this morning, gives victory to six local authorities that brought the judicial review proceedings. In his judgment Holman J held that the  decision taken by the Secretary of State for Education Michael […]

A&O and Freshfields lead as LSE agrees merger with Canadian exchange

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer took the UK side mandates on the merger of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the owner of its Toronto counterpart. The Freshfields team acting for the LSE is led by corporate partners Philip Richards and Andrew Hutchings, with tax partner Jonathan Cooklin, competition partners Simon Priddis […]

Lionel Scotto

Scotto & Associés

French private equity boutique Scotto & Associés is a firm that was, in many ways, born out of the ­economic crisis. In 1997 ex-Theodore Goddard lawyer Lionel ­Scotto teamed up with former Ashurst associate Serge Wilinski to form Wilinski Scotto & Associés. For more than a decade the firm did well, attracting ­partners from Anglo-Saxon […]

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