The new EU interest limitation rules will significantly impact the tax position of asset holding companies and downstream investment structures in the EU for international investment funds. In this two-part panel session, experts from our Irish and Luxembourg Tax teams provide practical advice and guidance on how to address this significant new development.
This general corporate update summarises some legislative and case law updates.
The Marshall Islands retains strong links to the US under a compact of free association. Importantly, in a shipping finance context, the Marshall Islands is a contracting party to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Documents and a contracting state to the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “New York Convention”).
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Increasingly, there is a focus on culture and individual accountability in regulated firms. This has been heightened by various consumer protection issues which have been investigated including the tracker mortgage examination; high profile enforcement actions and the recent engagement with insurers on business interruption cover during COVID-19. Consistently, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) […]
As the dust settled following the rapid shift to remote working back in March 2020, it was clear that this unexpected move was going to drive some permanent changes across the sector.
There have been a number of significant rulings on the topic of holiday pay over recent years and Smith v Pimlico Plumbings Ltd is the newest addition. Before we look at Smith, it is useful to understand how this area of law has developed over time.
In the recent judgment of In the Matter of Qunar Cayman Islands Limited, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (Court) confirmed and clarified how interest on awards in section 238 proceedings is to be calculated, and how the costs of such proceedings are to be determined.
The Chamber of Deputies is currently discussing at first reading a bill on the protection of whistleblowers. This act should implement the European directive on whistleblowing, and should therefore become effective within the implementation period, i.e. no later than 17 December 2021.
Following a recent hearing, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has handed down a notable judgment approving the remuneration of the Principal Liquidators of Herald Fund SPC incurred during a six-month period, the entire amount of which had been opposed by Herald’s Liquidation Committee.
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With the uncertainty of the pandemic retreating we could see a few mid-market mergers.
Kirkland & Ellis has been changing its hiring strategy for corporate partners.
US firms need to retain their partners to maintain sustainable growth.
The balance of power in London has shifted away from the traditional UK firms.
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Three London partners are understood to be in the running for Ashurst chair, including two of the firm’s corporate leads. Corporate heads Jason Radford and Karen Davies, as well as finance partner Helen Burton are the trio in the ring to succeed Ben Tidswell as chair. UK head of corporate Davies sits on Ashurst’s board […]
The Commercial Court is planning for the return of in-person trials in line with the easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK. Plans for the future of court hearings were recently discussed during a Commercial Court user group meeting last month, which revealed that most trials are now expected to take place in person. Mrs […]
Monzo’s new general counsel has outlined her plans to re-engineer the challenger bank’s lawyers to equip them for digital disruption. Stephanie Pagni joined Monzo from Barclays in March as its GC and company secretary, filling a void left by the departure of head of legal James Sullivan. Founded six years ago, Monzo was the UK’s […]
Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) and Travers Smith are the latest firms to confirm repayment of Covid loans that were taken out at the height of the pandemic last year. Both firms’ combined debt increases amounted to £81m in 2019/20, with NRF significantly drawing down on its loan facilities during the first wave of the pandemic […]
Bird & Bird is advising a non-profit cryptocurrency group in the battle over Bitcoin, as it demands a judicial declaration that Australian computer scientist Craig Wright is not the digital coin’s creator. Wright proclaims he penned and owns the copyright to a Bitcoin whitepaper published in 2008 under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, which first outlined […]
Debevoise & Plimpton and Sullivan & Cromwell are among the firms advising as US conglomerate AT&T merges its WarnerMedia division with rival TV and streaming giant Discovery. WarnerMedia owns brands such as HBO, Warner Bros, CNN and Cartoon Network, while Discovery specialises in factual shows and distributes the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Quest and Eurosport, […]
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