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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.

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.

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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Ashurst and CMS lead on sale of TripAdvisor’s Soho base

Ashurst and CMS have acted on Landsec’s £78m sale of 7 Soho Square to Hines. Covering 62,000 sq ft and the HQ of travel platform TripAdvisor, 7 Soho Square in London’s West End is one of only a handful of properties to have been put up for sale since lockdown began in March. Ashurst advised […]

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Ince agrees 12-month extension for £6.5m bank repayment

The Ince Group has said it expects to pay down a revolving credit facility from Barclays Bank over the next 12 months, which could put the firm behind its original schedule set pre-pandemic. The firm was due to pay down the £6.5m facility over the new financial year ending in March 2021, a resource that […]

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Cleary is latest US firm to review lockstep structure

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is reviewing its remuneration structure, The Lawyer understands. The US firm is looking to ditch its lockstep structure in favour of one that will allow it to provide higher compensation to star partners in a bid to boost retention. The model, if adopted, could take the form of a modified […]

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