Several leading manufacturers, in the automotive and other industries, have answered the government’s plea and indicated their willingness to offer their production facilities over for the manufacture of ventilators – but what are the challenges?
Recent announcements by the MHCLG and the Scottish Government in relation to COVID-19 indicate a relaxation of planning conditions that would otherwise restrict retail deliveries and store opening hours.
The Financial Services industry has been quick to respond to the struggles facing individuals and businesses during the current coronavirus pandemic, but there are issues they need to consider when implementing their forbearance measures. As announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer this week, it’s great that the financial services industry has reacted quickly and […]
In an informative note published by PLMJ on 6 March we noted that shareholders’ general meetings are a source of danger because they bring together large groups of people. As a result, specific duties of care arise in relation to holding meetings and these apply not only to the chair of the board of the […]
Ten years have passed since the first law was enacted in Portugal providing for a mechanism of issuing and management of origin guarantees – certificates which provide evidence to customers that the energy being acquired has a “green origin”, i.e., a certain quota of the energy was generated through renewable power sources (mainly hydric, wind […]
The authorities in Jersey have reaffirmed the island’s commitment to the business community in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic by amending its rules around economic substance. The jurisdiction has confirmed the circumstances under which it will not determine – under Article 6, Taxation Law 2019 – that a company has failed the economic substance […]
On 14 March 2020, the Croatian Ministry of Justice issued recommendations to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and control the pandemic (“Measures“). The Measures are applicable until 1 April 2020. The Measures advise temporary adjustments to legal requirements in civil, insolvency and criminal procedure law to avoid hardship that would otherwise arise as a result of […]
Provisional Article 3 of The Directive Regarding Authorised Institutions for Ships which was published in Official Gazette with 29952 numbered and January 18th,2017 dated, has been amended through a new amending directive published in Official Gazette with 31078 numbered and March 24th,2020 dated, as follows;
Reed Smith has struck a deal with Elevate for its Leeds service centre, in a move that will enable the US firm to start offering a flexible resourcing service. As part of the multi-year agreement, the value of which was not disclosed by the parties, Elevate will support the firm’s lawyers in the EMEA regions […]
Mayer Brown has launched an emergency service to support staff with problems working from home, as the number of technical issues rise in a remote working environment. The service, called ‘virtual technology guru’, was launched last Thursday and it was designed as a way to help people with complex requests that go beyond remote helpdesk […]
Around a fifth (17 per cent) of Eversheds Sutherland’s total revenue is generated from the real estate sector, according to The Lawyer’s Global Real Estate 50 report, and its focus on the market stretches back decades, particular in the UK. Consequently, there are few firms better placed to comment on the state of the real estate market […]
A group of fee-earners at Brown Rudnick’s London office have been asked to join the UK Government’s furlough scheme, as the firm implements a series of protective measures globally. The Lawyer understands that approximately 17 members of staff across practices areas such as white-collar, litigation and corporate have been furloughed, with employees ranging from paralegals […]
Clifford Chance will run its 2020 summer vacation scheme as a virtual event, in response to the current coronavirus pandemic. The virtual scheme will take place from Wednesday to Friday, 1-3 July and will comprise three days – instead of the traditional two weeks – of virtual learning by using external platform InsideSherpa, which was […]
Herbert Smith Freehills is the latest City firm to reduce partner profit distributions, while maintaining it will still award bonuses in two separate payments over the next year. The firm confirmed today that all employees will remain on their current respective salaries, with this pay freeze set to be reviewed in six months. While some […]