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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?

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Webinar: Managing geopolitical risks and what the resurgence of nationalism will mean for businesses

This free to watch webinar was part of the virtual General Counsel Strategy Summit that took place on 11th – 13th May 2021. If you’d like to watch the recording of this presentation, please complete the form below.   COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerability and weaknesses of an already fragile international system. The pandemic has further proved that globalisation is in reverse, with business leaders expecting nationalism to become a dominant force in the countries where they operate, affecting everything from supply chains to location decisions and the regulatory climate. As a new global order is starting to emerge, reshaped by the pandemic and leading to permanent political and economic power shifts, British journalist, author and broadcaster, Tim Marshall discusses how the world will look like post-pandemic and what changes we can expect.

Webinar: Is ESG the opportunity GCs have been waiting for?

This free to watch webinar was part of the virtual General Counsel Strategy Summit that took place on 11th – 13th May 2021. If you’d like to watch the recording of this presentation, please complete the form below. With ESG assets now reaching more than $30tn globally and expected to grow significantly, it is safe to say ESG will play a major role in defining the future. The rise of focus on ESG is so prevalent that it is bound to become a key performance driver going forward and businesses need to factor it ineffectively. While Legal isn’t automatically involved in these discussions, GCs will not have a more powerful opportunity than this to be at the front and centre of things while promoting a worthwhile agenda.

Webinar: Law firm relationship status update: it’s all about value, efficiency and doing things differently

This free to watch webinar was part of the virtual General Counsel Strategy Summit that took place on 11th – 13th May 2021. If you’d like to watch the recording of this presentation, please complete the form below. The increased pressure on cost efficiencies that most in-house teams are experiencing at the moment means there is a big focus on revamping external counsel relationships, minimising spent and maximising value. Is law still about selling people to people? Issues discussed in this webinar include: Has the pandemic and current economic climate changed the long-term dynamics between firms and their clients? Are law firm-client relationships changing? How are GCs envisioning their interactions with law firms to look like going forward? Are the “shiny toys” distracting us from what really matters, business partnerships and customer service? What does being creative with your law firm panel and doing things differently look like in practice? Is there a need for more collaboration and coordination within the in-house community when it comes to driving improvements to law firm-client relationships? What more can GCs do? Panellists: Ruth Daniels, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Superdry Claire Betty, Head of Legal – Commercial, John Lewis Partnership Mark Turner, COO – Legal, Compliance and Risk, TP ICAP Moderator: Peter McCusker, Deputy General Counsel, Royal London

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Addleshaws hires Irwin Mitchell’s ex-construction head

Addleshaw Goddard has strengthened its construction capability with the hire of Irwin Mitchell’s former City practice head. Gordon Anderson moves across from Irwin Mitchell, which he joined in 2016 to lead its construction, engineering and infrastructure practice in London. He had previously been a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills, from 2011 to 2016, and […]

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