This case raises an interesting point: does a mistake in an application, which is not relied upon by a regulator when it makes its decision, invalidate the regulator’s decision to issue an environmental permit?
The European Commission is currently working on a proposal to postpone ‘the entry into force of the new medical device regulations (MDRs) for one year’ Stefan De Keersmaecker, a spokesperson for the European Commission has confirmed.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says that it stands ready to take any steps necessary to ensure customers are protected and markets continue to function well. It has published a range of information for firms dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis. See the main webpage for links to additional resources, including FCA information […]
On 28 March, the UK Government announced a series of new measures to ease the unprecedented strain which coronavirus is placing on businesses across the country. Part of the package announced is that the wrongful trading provisions of the Insolvency Act 1986 will be suspended retrospectively from 1 March 2020. The Government has said that […]
In this year’s Budget, the government announced that it would defer, until December 2020, the arrangements to make HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) a secondary preferential creditor for certain tax debts paid by employees and customers on the insolvency of a business. In this article, we look at the effect that this will have on […]
The authorities in Jersey have reaffirmed the island’s commitment to the business community in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic by amending its rules around economic substance. The jurisdiction has confirmed the circumstances under which it will not determine – under Article 6, Taxation Law 2019 – that a company has failed the economic substance […]
On 14 March 2020, the Croatian Ministry of Justice issued recommendations to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and control the pandemic (“Measures“). The Measures are applicable until 1 April 2020. The Measures advise temporary adjustments to legal requirements in civil, insolvency and criminal procedure law to avoid hardship that would otherwise arise as a result of […]
Provisional Article 3 of The Directive Regarding Authorised Institutions for Ships which was published in Official Gazette with 29952 numbered and January 18th,2017 dated, has been amended through a new amending directive published in Official Gazette with 31078 numbered and March 24th,2020 dated, as follows;
In light of the escalating status of the COVID-19 as a pandemic and the UK moving into the delay phase of disease control, a number of businesses are looking for more guidance around what they should be doing to manage their contracts. As a follow on from our previous update, more and more businesses are […]
We are facing a Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and, as a result, administrative solutions have been adopted and a state of emergency has been declared. All this has had an impact on the whole of the economy and it has also had serious adverse effects on property (real estate) transactions, which are subject to specific formalities […]
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Mayer Brown has launched an emergency service to support staff with problems working from home, as the number of technical issues rise in a remote working environment. The service, called ‘virtual technology guru’, was launched last Thursday and it was designed as a way to help people with complex requests that go beyond remote helpdesk […]
Around a fifth (17 per cent) of Eversheds Sutherland’s total revenue is generated from the real estate sector, according to The Lawyer’s Global Real Estate 50 report, and its focus on the market stretches back decades, particular in the UK. Consequently, there are few firms better placed to comment on the state of the real estate market […]
A group of fee-earners at Brown Rudnick’s London office have been asked to join the UK Government’s furlough scheme, as the firm implements a series of protective measures globally. The Lawyer understands that approximately 17 members of staff across practices areas such as white-collar, litigation and corporate have been furloughed, with employees ranging from paralegals […]
Clifford Chance will run its 2020 summer vacation scheme as a virtual event, in response to the current coronavirus pandemic. The virtual scheme will take place from Wednesday to Friday, 1-3 July and will comprise three days – instead of the traditional two weeks – of virtual learning by using external platform InsideSherpa, which was […]
Herbert Smith Freehills is the latest City firm to reduce partner profit distributions, while maintaining it will still award bonuses in two separate payments over the next year. The firm confirmed today that all employees will remain on their current respective salaries, with this pay freeze set to be reviewed in six months. While some […]
The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has put most of its current panel reviews on hold while it reprioritises work in light of coronavirus. The CCS has paused procurement activity for its general legal advice services, finance and complex legal services, rail and edisclosure panels, as firms wait in the lurch about when the […]