Health and safety protection extended to workers from 31 May

A case was brought against the government by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain, which was heard by the High Court, in October 2020. As a result, new government regulations have been put before Parliament extending the health and safety detriment protection rights to workers.

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The UK’s new subsidy control regime

The UK government has repealed the EU rules on state aid and is now looking to formulate its own legal framework for controlling state subsidies. Consequently, the Department for Business has published a consultation paper on subsidy control.

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Against the backdrop of differing economies, laws and regulations throughout Asia, choosing to incorporate Cayman entities into holding and investment structures allows international stakeholders to co-operate under the aegis of a stable and effective judicial system. Appeals from the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands lie with the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, comprising judges who have held high judicial office in the Commonwealth. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is the final Appellate Court for the Cayman Islands. As such, through its Court system, Cayman is able to provide the investment community with impartial, established and highly regarded judicial resources dedicated to resolving complex commercial disputes.

Key changes to the LCIA and ICC arbitration rules

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