Are there any behaviors which, within the context of a public health epidemiological crisis, could be punishable under criminal law?
The landmark case of Pechstein/Mutu v. Switzerland has paved the way for raising the standards as regards transparency in arbitration proceedings, strongly questioning the “dogma” of confidentiality in arbitration and affirming that the right to a public hearing is intrinsic to the right to a fair trial.
Susana Almeida Brandão (Managing Associate) and Vanusa Gomes (Managing Associate of ASP Advogados – VdA Legal Partners member in Angola) write a chapter for ICLG Mergers & Acquisitons 2020, an international guide that compares legislation from around the world. The lawyers write the Angola chapter where they explain and develop the country’s mergers and acquisitions […]
Should my company have a contingency plan? What measures should the plan include? Can I/should I isolate my employees, conduct health checks or questionnaires on their private life? Given the current situation, companies have to set up a contingency plan appropriate to the workplace and in accordance with the guidelines of the Health (“DGS”) and […]
On the 25 June, the European Parliament’s Think Tank published a new study on the impact of the GDRP on artificial intelligence (AI). The study was prepared at the request of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) and managed by the Scientific Foresight Unit, within the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS) of the Secretariat of the European Parliament.
The Deregulation Act 2015 (the DA) and its Regulations significantly extended the obligations of landlords in the residential rental sector. The Act was of equal significance to fixed charge receivers who automatically assume the landlord’s legal duties to the tenant upon appointment.
This briefing provides a summary of a number of recent changes to laws and regulations which have been enacted in the Cayman Islands over the last quarter which impact, or will impact, Cayman Islands funds.
It is of great importance to examine acts of violence resulting from the competitive environment in e-sport games where the games are played individually as well as a team, also where the physical and mental attributions are prominent, and the legal character of such acts. The sanctions for acts of violence caused by e-sports players or third parties involving in the games without playing are, in general, determined by the respective publishers of the game based on the tournament rules.
The Luxembourg Financial Sector Supervisory Authority (the CSSF) issued a regulation and a circular on 1 July 2020 to establish additional clarifications for third country firms providing or aiming to provide investment services in Luxembourg.
It is vital that landlords, tenants and local authorities all understand when a property should properly be classed as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). The Upper Tribunal has recently revisited this issue as it affects blocks of self-contained flats in the case of Hastings Borough Council v Turner.
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US firm Ropes & Gray also unveils figures.
EU judges have reversed a European Commission decision, which ordered Apple to pay back €13bn in taxes to the Republic of Ireland. The €13bn penalty in 2016 was the largest ever fine handed out by the commission. It found that for almost 25 years Apple benefitted from illegal state support from Ireland that distorted competition […]
Kennedys has entered into a partnership with Canadian insurance firm, Dolden Wallace Folick. The association with Doldens takes the number of Kennedys’ offices, associations or co-operations around the globe to 63. This is the firm’s first association with a Canadian firm and follows the US merger three years ago with Carroll McNulty & Kull. At […]
Taylor Wessing is looking to reopen doors to more staff members in early August, following an ongoing pilot. The firm allowed a limited number of staff members across all functions- about 50 to 60 people- to reenter its London premises last week on a rotation basis, but seeks to bring in around 30 per cent […]
Addleshaw Goddard and Winckworth Sherwood are acting on the development of the £250m “Triangle” site on St Thomas’ hospital campus in London. Addleshaws team, helmed by construction and engineering partner Andrew McVeigh and co-head of the housing sector Peter Hardy, are leading for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation. The rest of the Addleshaws team […]
Bird & Bird has held its trainee salaries at the current level, the latest in a long list of firms to keep pay the same amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trainees at the firm earn £44,000 per annum in their second year, having increased from £40,000 in their first year. The decision comes just over a […]