The COVID-19 pandemic will likely continue for some time. To help your business adjust to these uncertain times, each day this week we are posting on what to keep in mind concerning your business’s commercial contracts.
By Aimee Stevens The Prime Minister has imposed restrictions on the nation with people only being allowed to leave their home for specific, limited purposes. He specifically referred to a number of business and retail sectors which must close. However, this has left quite a lot of uncertainty. Are your workers key workers? Are non-key […]
By Imogen Jones 2020 appears to be the year of the crypto decision. Following the UK’s ruling in AA v Persons Unknown, the first UK decision following the publishing of the Legal Statement on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts last year, where crypto assets were held to be property, France has issued its first ruling on […]
By Anna Battams An Australian Court has spearheaded the treatment of cryptocurrency as property in relation to commercial disputes. In Hague v Cordiner (No. 2)  NSWDC 23, the New South Wales District Court approved the claimant’s cryptocurrency investment account as security for costs. To recap some basic commercial litigation principles: Following judgment, the unsuccessful […]
Per article 139 of the Tax Code “On-site tax inspection”, the State Tax Committee has published a draft resolution “Regulation on the procedure for conducting on-site inspections”. The project was posted for discussion on the SOVAZ portal until March 17, 2020. Upon approval, the new procedure will enter into force on April 1, 2020. The […]
On March 16, 2020, Ontario’s provincial government announced that it will draft legislation that will protect workers and their families during the global COVID-19 outbreak. The proposed legislation would provide job protection for employees unable to work for a number of reasons. These reasons are as follows: The employee is under medical investigation, supervision or […]
By Spencer Vickers In order to safeguard the Cayman Islands, its people and its industries, the Cayman Islands Government has recently announced a series of measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From encouraging residents to wash their hands regularly, to closing international borders, these measures affect the daily life of every person within the […]
Ever wondered about the historic links between Jersey and New Jersey? And why Jersey is attracting US fund managers? You can learn about this and more, including the advantages of using Jersey as a gateway to Europe, in this new video. As a forward-thinking jurisdiction, Jersey remains committed to supporting high-quality global investment flows. We […]
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A partner from McDermott Will & Emery’s finance practice has left the firm after 18 months for Addleshaw Goddard. Rachel Kelly, who specialises in structured finance and debt capital markets, moves to Addleshaws with fellow lawyer Kerry Pettigrew, who joins Addleshaws as a legal director. Kelly was one of the first partners to depart the […]
DWF, Blackstone Chambers and 11KBW today pulled off a dramatic victory for Morrisons in the Supreme Court, as it ruled that the supermarket chain was not ‘vicariously liable’ for a mammoth data breach that affected over 100,000 employees. In a judgment handed down by five justices via live stream on Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court unanimously […]
Almost 400 barristers registered to the Irish Bar have volunteered to carry out coronavirus contact tracing in order to help relieve pressure on health staff. A total of 385 barristers, which is about one-sixth of all practising barristers in Ireland, have signed up to volunteer for the Health Service Executive. Under the scheme, which is […]
Shearman & Sterling’s Italian arm has told its staff that it will not be handing out any pay rises this year. Following a management decision, which is understood to have been made slightly before the coronavirus outbreak, staff in the Milan and Rome offices of the US firm will not be granted raises for the […]
Covington & Burling has made its first London lateral hire in two years, bringing in a new partner from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner to boost its competition capabilities in the City. James Marshall joins the Washington DC-based firm after more than 10 years at BCLP, having spent nine of those years at Berwin Leighton Paisner […]
Ashurst has launched a consulting business in its Australian offices, hiring a chief strategy officer from Deloitte to run one of the groups. Philip Hardy – who was chief strategy officer of Deloitte’s audit and assurance division – will run Ashurst’s risk advisory service, which will focus on how to manage risk and compliance issues […]