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Practical insight into Land Registration Act 2002 proposed amendments

By Erin Keating In April 2016, Walker Morris considered the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper which detailed proposed amendments to the Land Registration Act 2002 (the Act). Following an extensive review with industry professionals, a draft bill seeking to implement a wide range of amendments has now been placed before Parliament. Walker Morris’ Louise Power and Erin Keating […]

Jersey employers – brace yourself for extended maternity leave reforms

By Helen Ruelle, Laura Shirreffs Extended maternity and paternity leave provision comes into force from the start of next month and employers need to have updated handbooks, policies and contracts in time for the change. The new rights offer 26 weeks of leave to parents with no qualifying period, with six weeks paid at the employee’s usual full rate […]

New streamlined procedure for pre-application planning advice in Guernsey

By Claire Smith, Martyn Baudains Guernsey’s Development Control team has launched a new, more streamlined procedure for providing pre-application planning advice. The pre-application service, which is free of charge, provides advice and guidance prior to the submission of a planning application on all types of development such as exemptions queries, larger scale projects such as replacement dwellings and works to […]

Pension schemes – staying on the right side of new GDPR rules

By Ellie Taylor New data protection laws mean that employers and pension scheme Trustees need to have a formal agreement in place to swap personal data. The legal landscape for data protection laws in Europe changed significantly on 25 May 2018, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force.  The running of pension schemes […]

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Onex Corporation, advised by Bär & Karrer, has agreed to acquire SIG Combibloc Group for up to €3.75bn (£2.98bn); €3.575bn will be paid at the closing of the transaction, with an additional amount of up to €175m payable based on the financial performance of SIG in 2015 and 2016. The transaction is anticipated to close […]

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According to the November Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide, Carey Olsen remains the top offshore legal adviser to clients listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) for the ninth consecutive year. The publication ranks the top 20 institutional advisers by their total number of London listed clients each quarter, including: Total number of UK quoted clients Total […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has suffered another departure from its Asian practice, with Tokyo corporate and M&A head James Robinson defecting to Morrison & Foerster (MoFo). Robinson joined HSF legacy firm Herbert Smith in 1999 and has been based in Tokyo for the past 10 years. He specialises in advising Japanese multinationals in a range […]

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