Should my company have a contingency plan? What measures should the plan include? Can I/should I isolate my employees, conduct health checks or questionnaires on their private life? Given the current situation, companies have to set up a contingency plan appropriate to the workplace and in accordance with the guidelines of the Health (“DGS”) and […]
On the 25 June, the European Parliament’s Think Tank published a new study on the impact of the GDRP on artificial intelligence (AI). The study was prepared at the request of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) and managed by the Scientific Foresight Unit, within the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS) of the Secretariat of the European Parliament.
This briefing reviews Angola’s battles with the double whammy of depressed oil prices and Covid-19, while steadfastly pursuing its privatisation programme.
Regulation (EU) 2020/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 18 June 2020 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (“Regulation”), amending Regulation (EU) 2019/2088, was published on June 22. This Regulation establishes the criteria for determining whether an economic activity qualifies as environmentally sustainable for the purposes of establishing […]
By means of Presidential Decree no. 146/20, of 27 May, the Angolan Executive has approved the new Regulations on Civil Construction and Public Works, Works Planning and Works Inspection Activities (the “Regulations”). The Regulations apply to all individuals or legal entities engaged in the carrying-out of civil construction and public works, works, works planning and inspection activities.
By Gavin Pearson In this video, Quantuma’s Forensic Accounting & Investigations partner Gavin Pearson looks at business valuations and the impact the recent COVID-19 crisis has had on the value of private companies and shareholdings.
The Government of Jersey has published its response to a consultation on the potential introduction of a general vertical arrangements block exemption, together with a summary of feedback received.
In this podcast, Quantuma’s Frank Wessely discusses Insolvency within the UK Energy Supply Sector.
The Private Funds (Amendment) Law, 2020 came into effect on 7 July 2020 and serves to clarify the types of investment vehicles which will be required to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) by a deadline of 7 August 2020 pursuant to the Private Funds Law.The Private Funds (Amendment) Law, 2020 came into effect on 7 July 2020 and serves to clarify the types of investment vehicles which will be required to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) by a deadline of 7 August 2020 pursuant to the Private Funds Law.
A new fast-track regime, which launched launched on 12 June 2020, will enable an overseas fund manager to migrate to Guernsey and obtain the necessary Guernsey investment business licence within a 10 business day period.
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After providing the City with a trading update this morning, DWF is now entering the early stages of a consultation process in its UK operations. The consultation affects professional staff in its business services division. It is understood that the exercise puts around 15 to 18 positions at risk. The latest set of redundancies follows significant […]
The operations discontinued by DWF in the last 12 months generated a loss of £4.5m, the firm said today in its recent trading update to the City. Alongside this, DWF confirmed its revenue has grown by 12 per cent to over £300m, in a turbulent end to the year that also saw a switch-up in […]
The Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) of social housing providers and local authorities has appointed 22 firms to its new £15m panel. The contract is divided into three lots; corporate, governance and finance, housing and asset management, property and development across England and Wales. Firms that have been added to all three lots include Bevan […]
The Government Legal Department (GLD) spent £11.8m on external law firms and counsel in the first five months of the year, according to a Freedom of Information request submitted by The Lawyer. The GLD confirmed it has used 49 firms in total between the start of 2020 and 22 May, with a large proportion of […]
As part of its plan to get the firm’s most senior staff back in the office, JMW Solicitors has been testing its equity partners for coronavirus antibodies, The Lawyer can reveal. The Manchester-based firm, which also has offices in London and Liverpool, recently organised a round of antibody testing for all 17 of its equity […]
Burford Capital has announced plans to expand its reach beyond the UK’s AIM market, with a potential listing on a US stock exchange. The litigation funder revealed the move during a brief statement to investors on Tuesday, confirming that it has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This means […]