On 20 February 2020, the Cayman Islands enacted the Tax Information Authority (International Tax Compliance) (Common Reporting Standard) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the “CRS Amendment”) and the Tax Information Authority (International Tax Compliance) (United States of America) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the “FATCA Amendment”). These amendments amend the Tax Information Authority (International Tax Compliance) (Common Reporting Standard) […]
2019 was a turning point for the capital markets where Walkers noted a wide variety of transactions embracing the “green factor”. With 2019 green bond issuance estimated at excess US$225billion, and market sources projecting soaring demand for corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment, we anticipate growth across green finance transactions in 2020, with some […]
The Government of Jersey’s Comptroller of Revenue has confirmed that where companies’ operating practices have to be adjusted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Comptroller will not treat the company as having failed the economic substance test. The Comptroller has also confirmed that such adjustments will not disturb the tax residence in Jersey of […]
Who would have thought that a company called Weekly10 would advocate for weekly employee check-ins? We know it’s a shock. Next we’ll be saying they should take no more than 10 minutes to complete…. But once your heart has stopped racing, let us tell you why a regular employee check-in is a vital tool for giving (and […]
Specialist planning lawyers have successfully advised Gravel Way Limited on an application for Statutory Review against a Planning Inspector’s decision to refuse planning permission for a residential development. Why is this case of interest?
In a recent judgement (B-151/2018, 4 February 2020), the Swiss Federal Administrative Court held that while the sign BVLGARI is a geographical reference to Bulgaria, it is nevertheless subject to trademark protection as it has acquired secondary meaning.
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A decade after adopting the same policy to tackle the consequences of the financial crisis, Norton Rose Fulbright is once again asking employees to work a four-day week to protect jobs. This temporary measure will be enacted for a 12-month period as of 20 April 2020, with Norton Rose Fulbright becoming the first City outfit […]
DLA Piper has hired one of Paul Hastings’ restructuring partners to bolster its offering in the City. David Manson will jump ship to DLA after just over two years at Paul Hastings, which he joined in 2017 from White & Case. He was a senior associate at White & Case from 2006 to 2012 and […]
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has promoted one London partner in its round of 13, bolstering its white-collar crime practice in the City. Andrew Good has been made up in the Canary Wharf office, effectively immediately, following on what may be the start of a trend for the US firm after it made one London […]
“The coronavirus is a Black Swan event that pressure-tests everything,” says Sainsbury’s legal services director Nick Grant. “It’s been a pretty intensive two weeks.” The week before lockdown, Sainsbury’s and the rest of the supermarket sector provided the backdrop to a social-behaviour test case as thousands of customers stockpiled essential items, disrupting everyday logistics and […]
As the legal industry battles the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, Walker Morris is furloughing some members of staff to protect the long-term health of the business. Staff in some “quieter practice areas” will now be part of the government’s job retention scheme. The scheme currently allows organisations to claim back 80 per cent of […]
The founder and managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Singapore association firm JurisAsia, Sheena Jacob, has left for CMS with her entire IP team. The move comes three years after the Singaporean IP boutique entered into an exclusive association with Gowling WLG. JurisAsia was launched by former Tan Rajah & Cheah IP partner Sheena Jacob, who is […]