Is it automatically unfair to dismiss an employee for having implemented health and safety changes, even when it causes ‘friction’ amongst their colleagues?
In this employee ownership Q&A series, we will be talking to former business owners about their experience of converting to employee-owned businesses, and what this has meant for workers, their mission, and their impact in their local community.
In this series of sessions we look at the importance of connectivity in the context of new developments and touch on some of the key issues that social housing providers need to consider.
This year’s Earth Day was cause for optimism in our fight against the climate emergency. With climate change now well and truly upon us, Earth Day 2021 saw the most significant renewal of pledges to tackle the crisis by national governments since the Paris Agreement of 2015.
As we progress through Q2 of 2021, the 6 month countdown for firms to have completed their LIBOR transition programmes in accordance with timetable set out by the Working Group on Sterling Risk Free Reference Rates has commenced. As part of that, some firms are still grappling with many of the technical aspects of the transition to Risk Free Rates (RFRs) with, for instance, clarity still awaited on how the FCA will exercise its powers under the Financial Services Bill. That uncertainty may also have led some to delay the implementation of their communications strategy with their customers.
Virtual Asset Service Providers (“VASPs”) in Ireland are now required to comply with Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (“AML/CFT”) obligations.
There has been a welcome announcement from the government today, an extension of the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. Temporary checks will now continue until 20 June 2021.
A roadmap for investors and developers who are interested in entering the Romanian renewable energy markets, and for existing market players, insights on how to further streamline the setup, operation and financing of their investments in this sector.
The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands (CICA) has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available (in this instance, the provisions of the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) (Cayman Islands) Order 1978 (the Evidence Order)).
Since the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the early rent concession discussions, landlords and tenants have been grappling with providing for future pandemics. Early thinking that pandemic disruption should be an occupier risk was made difficult by the approach of insurers to occupiers’ business interruption polices (now the subject of a Supreme Court decision). Whatever the ultimate outcome for 2020 policies, future insurance is unlikely to be the answer. So landlords and tenants have been trying to strike a balance in new lease drafting to deal with the risk of future pandemic disruption. But what is normal? What is fair?
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Cahill has doubled in size in London since 2016.
Magic circle firms have been modifying lockstep to compete with US rivals.
The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is consolidating two of its panels, which is expected to result in cuts. Under the new framework, the General Legal Advice Services (GLAS) and Finance and Complex Legal Services (FaCLS) panels have been brought together. The CCS says that though the procurement activity for two panels is combined, […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is getting rid of most of its sub-practices, The Lawyer has learned, the latest step in its wide-ranging Project Advance. The merged firm will absorb its specialist teams into wider practice groups aligned with the three “growth engines” identified by the McKinsey review carried out last year. In October, the […]
The former VP and general counsel of AEG Europe, which owns UK venues such as the O2 and Wembley, has taken on a new position one year after leaving the business. Chris Kangis, who departed from the sports and entertainment company and worked as a consultant from March 2020, will become general counsel of shared […]
Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) has brought in a Paul Hastings lawyer to kickstart a City funds practice, while also replenishing its real estate practice with a Gowling WLG team. The practice will focus on real estate funds, private equity funds and pensions funds. Paul Hastings associate Steven Ward is joining as partner, having first arrived […]
Gowling WLG is the latest firm to introduce flexible working arrangements, including the option to spend up to 50 per cent of time working from home for the long-term. The firm’s Agile+ scheme opens up a broader menu of flexible/alternative working patterns. Working patterns being trialled through a series of pilot projects include flexible start […]
Goodwin Procter is looking to expand its London footprint in light of a sustained streak of lateral hiring. The US firm is looking for additional floors to complement its existing base at 100 Cheapside, which it is steadily outgrowing. It is understood that Goodwin is relying on the advice of Cushman & Wakefield for the […]
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