Coronavirus update: working from home (again)

A government campaign was launched in early August to actively encourage employees to return to the workplace in an attempt to boost the wider economy and revitalise city centres that had been left empty after months of lockdown. However, within two months, the pandemic appears to have taken a turn for the worse and the government announced yesterday that once again people should work from home wherever possible.

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End of Furlough – What happens next?

By Kathryn Burke, Tania Goodman As the furlough scheme draws to a close on 31 October 2020, employers need to look to the future and consider the new options available to support their businesses, as the pandemic continues with the introduction of new restrictions and no end in sight. Our list below outlines some of […]

Competing LIBOR transition proposals create more problems

This article provides a comparative analysis of legislative and regulatory proposals in three jurisdictions – the US, UK and EU – which attempt to address so-called “tough legacy” contracts, which have no or inadequate LIBOR fallback provisions, and are extremely difficult or impossible to amend in advance of the end of LIBOR in 2021.

HMRC estate administration investigations

An article in the mainstream press has noted that HM Revenue & Customs has taken an additional £274m in inheritance tax (IHT) from its investigations into 5,638 estate administrations in the 2019/20 year. This is the highest in over 4 years and equates to an additional £48,500 of IHT for each estate which has been investigated.

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Shoospeak HR podcast – Episode 2: The rise of the cyberbully in the workplace

By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

New EU address requirement for food and drink labelling after Brexit

By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]

What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

By Nick Holland, Sarah Tedstone The case was begun by Max Schrems as a complaint to the Irish data protection authority, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), about Facebook in Ireland sending his personal data to Facebook’s US parent company making it subject to mass covert US surveillance laws. The case dealt with whether two of […]

Investigation against TikTok in Hungary – How the HCA takes on the tech world

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has initiated an investigation against TikTok, the popular social media platform. TikTok’s capacity to generate vast amounts of consumer data and shower its users with ads has already sounded several alarm bells as regulators attempt to make sense of the phenomena that is digitalisation. The HCA took […]

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Stolt-Neilsen appoints new general counsel

Stolt-Neilsen has recruited A-Gas’s general counsel as its global legal chief. Nick Webb joins the listed Norwegian shipping company’s HQ in London in November, where he will oversee all legal and compliance and report to CEO Niels Stolt-Nielsen. Webb replaces Stolt-Neilsen’s former GC Bapsy Dastur. Webb has been global GC of KKR-backed A-Gas International since […]

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Weightmans reinstates full salaries – but drawings stay at 80 per cent

Weightmans has said it will pay its staff their full salary after making cuts earlier in the year, while also deciding to reinstate distributions from October. From June, the firm’s employees took, on average, an 11 per cent salary reduction, which Weightmans said would be reviewed at the end of October. From 1 September however, […]

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US corporate duo lead on Softbank’s $40bn ARM sale

Morrison & Foerster and Latham & Watkins have won the top advisory mandates as technology company ARM is sold for the second time in just over four years. ARM Holdings, a former FTSE 100 member, has been sold by Softbank to US company NVIDIA in a transaction valued at $40bn. It comes four years after […]

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