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Menopause cases on the rise

This recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision is a procedural case on the menopause. It was held that the Employment Tribunal had not adequately considered the individual’s ability to bring claims of disability discrimination, sex discrimination, harassment and victimisation based on her suffering symptoms of the menopause. More pertinently, the case is a reminder of the growing number of employment claims we’re seeing which are citing the menopause.

KaWeRÄG 2021 – greening antitrust law?

As part of the current ecolex focus on the 2021 Antitrust and Competition Law Amendment Act (KaWeRÄG 2021), Schönherr associates Maha Zöhrer and Anna Sofia Reumann deal with the topic of environmental and climate protection in the private sector. The efforts of companies to participate in sustainability projects can conflict with the current antitrust regime, which forbids potentially anti-competitive agreements between companies. KaWeRÄG 2021 aims to create more clarity. (in German)

The heritage conundrum

In the aftermath of Covid, perhaps it’s hard to justify spending much needed public funds on restoration projects, but we need to view this as essential investment in our cities.

The restated Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law

The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987 is due to be repealed and replaced by the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 with effect from 1 November 2021, following a long period of consultation between the relevant stakeholders including the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and Guernsey’s financial services community.

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European moves: 8 January 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Loyens & Loeff has promoted five lawyers to its partnership, bringing the total number of partners to 103. Tax adviser Gerard Blokland, corporate specialists Bastiaan Cornelisse and Michael Scott, tax lawyer and Belgian transfer pricing head Natalie Reypens and competition […]

DLA Piper expands trade and government relations team in London

DLA Piper has expanded the firm’s trade and government relations practice in London with the appointments of John Forrest and Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean. In response to the growing demand for sanctions and import/export controls advice, John Forrest, formerly a senior director at Dechert LLP, and one of the leading practitioners in the area, […]

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