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COVID-19 and residential tenancies in Jersey: Where are we now?

By Laura Shirreffs The States of Jersey enacted the COVID-19 (Residential Tenancy) (Temporary Amendment of Law) (Jersey) Regulations 2020 in an attempt to address the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Island. The regulations temporarily amended certain provisions of the Residential Tenancy (Jersey) Law 2011, applying to all residential tenancies with effect from 10 […]

New Court of Appeal case a game-changer for arbitration in family law

By Sarah Green A recent Court of Appeal case has the potential to change the landscape of arbitration in family law. With the court backlog worse than ever as a result of Covid-19, out-of-court settlement options, such as Early Neutral Evaluations, Private FDRs and Arbitration are seen as increasingly attractive prospects for separating couples, who […]

Decade-long Saad litigation settled between AHAB and Grant Thornton Defendants

By Rupert Bell, Shelley White, Colette Wilkins, Andrew Gibson, Arikka Farley After over 11 years of litigation, Walkers Cayman is pleased to announce that Walkers’ clients, the Grant Thornton Defendants, have reached a confidential settlement with AHAB which results in their release from the AHAB v. Saad Investments and Others proceedings in the Cayman Islands. The proceedings […]

The remote trustee: Getting your house in order after the Covid-19 pandemic

By David Pytches, Monique Bhullar, Philip Paschalides, David Pytches, Clive Thomas To say 2020 has been a challenging year for many would be an understatement. The onset of COVID-19 saw significant hardships for millions of people globally and the economic impacts continue to ripple across the world’s economy, with many expecting these negative consequences to […]

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The future is client-shaped

This much we all know: since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008 the clients have called the shots on pricing and service delivery. They’re demanding more resources, better jurisdictional spread and, in that splendidly unquantifiable phrase, “added value”. They’re even asking their external firms about diversity and CSR. General counsel snap their fingers; […]

DLA Piper advises Michelin on renegotiation of F&A outsourcing contract

DLA Piper Paris has advised tyre manufacturer Michelin on the renegotiation of a major outsourcing contract with Xerox, in relation to the finance and accounting (F&A) processes of the Michelin Group. Michelin initiated a major transformation of its finance function in 2006. In order to improve overall performance, reduce costs and enhance overall quality, the […]

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Osborne Clarke beefs up offices in Paris and Brussels

Osborne Clarke has continued its European expansion with two partner hires in its newly formed Paris and Brussels offices. The firm has appointed IP partner Claire Bouchenard to its Paris office, which was set up in July (22 July 2013), and former Linklaters managing associate David Haex to the Brussels office, which opened in June […]

Mills & Reeve appoints Newell as non-executive director

Mills & Reeve has announced the appointment of Christopher Newell as a non-executive director to the firm. Newell is a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of the London-based subsidiary of the Japanese bank, Mizuho. He was also a founder director of corporate finance firm, Altium Capital  Ltd, and fund management company, Artemis. The appointment of a non-executive […]

Product safety law and compliance in Germany

By Ludger Giesberts, John Shi and Andreas Tiedge When placing consumer products on the German market, various product safety standards have to be met. The applicable rules and regulations can be quite difficult to determine. Failure to comply will however result in governmental as well as private-party actions against the importer and the manufacturer. Abiding […]

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