The pandemic has, if nothing else, demonstrated how much more needs to be done in the battle against climate change. Despite the worldwide economic slowdown and travel ban resulting from coronavirus, global carbon dioxide emissions reduced by just 6% (approximately 2.3bn tonnes) in 2020.
The recent anti-suit injunction decision in Axis v Absa Group demonstrates the importance of considering the practical effect of jurisdiction clauses when a suite of contracts or (re)insurance policies are entered into.
In our second quarterly case law update for 2021, we take a look at some of the key cases published since the start of the year and consider the lessons we can learn from them.
The Home Office has published guidance on making late applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.
The National Security and Investment Bill will allow government intervention in transactions raising national security concerns. It will require investors in UK real estate to consider whether the regime applies and factor in any timetabling implications.
With guest speakers Rona Train and William Chan from Hymans Robertson this free-to-view webinar helps trustees understand their obligations under the PSA 2021 to assess and manage the risks and opportunities associated with climate change, and how ESG could be a real opportunity to increase member engagement.
James Austen reviews potential measures by the UK tax authorities on addressing tax avoidance, including tackling the promoters of avoidance schemes and raising standards in the tax advice market.
The Renewable Expansion Act (EAG) aims to achieve the ambitious government goal of making Austria climate-neutral by 2040. By 2030, 100% of electricity generated should come from renewable energy sources (eg, wind, sun or water).
Find out what HR directors will need to prepare for in the coming months and beyond in this bi-annual tracker.
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Baker McKenzie has returned its newly-qualified (NQ) salaries to normal rates, after a reduction during the pandemic last year. The firm crunched salaries by £2,500 (3 per cent) to £87,500 and dropped the sign-on bonus last June. The announcement came a week after Bakers had said it had no plans to reduce salaries for trainees […]
The past year has been one of disruption for businesses everywhere. Daily team catch-ups migrated to Zoom and progress meetings once rewarded with a pint are now paired with anxiety around job security. Responses to the pandemic, such as switching to remote working, have exposed the considerable inefficiencies of conventional working practices. Confronted with this […]
Asset manager Omers Infrastructure has appointed a new director for legal in its London base, almost a year after the exit of former head John Guccione to Latham & Watkins. The company has brought in Marly Ohlsonn, who was previously a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills. Ohlsonn spent almost 12 years at Herbert Smith […]
Winston & Strawn’s Shanghai managing partner Brinton Scott has joined HFW’s Shanghai office, after the US firm closed its own Shanghai base. China veteran Brinton Scott has joined HFW’s Shanghai office as a partner in the Greater China transactional practice. He was previously the managing partner of Winston & Strawn’s Shanghai office, where he practised […]
DWF has taken on a five-lawyer team in a bid to boost its UK corporate and real estate practices, with the majority of the group hailing from DLA Piper. The firm has taken on Leeds-based DLA Piper senior corporate partners Wendy Harrison and Jonathan Procter. In addition, it has brought in DLA partner and Leeds […]
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