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Green loans: Guidance for green buildings and retrofit

By Imogen Benson Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. Green buildings, however, have huge potential to mitigate climate change. There is also an increasing global demand from businesses for green finance solutions in a lending context. In 2019, buildings accounted for 30% of use […]

Financial services investigations and enforcement monthly round up

By Michael Ruck A round-up of recent enforcement actions and investigations in the financial services sector. This month in summary: FCA unsuccessful in prosecution attempts of former banker who destroyed documentation relevant to an investigation FCA secures £1.6m confiscation order against inside dealer Only four fines handed out by the FCA so far in 2020 […]

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 […]

Interpretation of planning conditions

By Fergus Charlton The Lords Justices in the Court of Appeal have handed down a very helpful judgment concerning the interpretation of planning conditions. In DB Symmetry Limited v Swindon Borough Council 2020 the court was asked to consider what was meant by the following condition attached to a planning permission granted for a substantial housing […]

New ICO guidance on handling DSARs

By Ed Hayes, Lynsey Robinson, Gareth Oldale The ICO has published new guidance on how organisations should handle data subject access requests (DSARs), aiming to simplify and clarify the process. The publication of the guidance follows the ICO’s December 2019 consultation. The ICO has said it also plans to publish a more focused version of […]

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No money-back guarantee – When severance agreements go wrong

By Louise Hall. Sarah Ash, Victoria Pratt, Daniel Read, Niall MacDonald A case in the US courts involving the former CEO of McDonald’s may appear to have very little to offer in the way of lessons for regulated financial services businesses in the Channel Islands. But the case against Steve Easterbrook currently in the Delaware […]

EU recognition of Cayman Islands tax cooperation and removal from Annex I list

By Lucy Frew, Ingrid Pierce, Tim Buckley, Lucy Frew, Anne Dolan The European Union (“EU”) has announced that the Cayman Islands has been removed from Annex I of the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes (“Annex I”) following a meeting of the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (“ECOFIN“). The Cayman Islands’ continued […]

Data analysis: How Covid-19 has affected professional services content

By Samuel Page In the last two months, there has been a huge increase in demand for digital content from Professional Services clients. The pressing need for information and advice from professionals has driven the highest traffic, page views and time-spent ever seen across the Passle network. I’m not in the business of saying that […]

New law to scrutinise pre-pack sales in administration

By Andrew Taylor On 8 October 2020, the Government announced new laws for independent scrutiny of pre-pack administration sales where connected parties, such as previous directors, shareholders or associates are involved in the purchase. What is a pre-pack sale? A pre-pack administration sale is a procedure where an insolvent business reaches an agreement to sell […]


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