By Jeanette Burgess In March 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its ‘Approach to Supervision’ document setting out how it planned to supervise firms. As part of its strategy, the FCA groups the firms it regulates into ‘portfolios’ based on the type of work they carry out and sends a letter every two years […]
By Martin McKeague, Elle Sugden, Steve Nixon, David Manda This briefing discusses the following topics in detail. Landlords Beware: Court Of Appeal Finds CRAR Can Waive Right To Forfeit Landlord’s Works V Tenant’s Quiet Enjoyment: Practical Solutions To A Perennial Problem Persistent Problems With Trespassers: What Can Landowners Do? Modifying Covenants: Unlocking Value In Leasehold […]
By David Cook Retail drone delivery is a reality All indications are that retail drone delivery is becoming a reality: Amazon and Walmart have registered patents in the US which address various challenges associated with drone delivery, such as how parcels can be dropped or deposited without damage; lighting and communications issues; component faults and […]
By James Crayton, Gwendoline Davies What’s new? The Council of the European Union has adopted Directive PE-CONS 83/19 on the better enforcement and modernisation of European Union consumer protection rules (the Directive), which is intended to improve standards of protection for consumers buying goods or services online and to provide more robust measures against unfair […]
This briefing discusses the following topics in detail. New Deal For Consumers: What Retailers Need To Know National Minimum Wage – Unintentional Breaches “Recycle”, “Don’t Recycle”: Simplifying Packaging Drone Delivery: An Update For Retailers Injunctions Against Protestors (Or ‘Persons Unknown’): Legal And Practical Guidance Food & Drink Update – November 2019 Employment Briefing – October […]
By R. Nelson Godfrey The last 12 months have been an exciting time in Canadian trademark law. In June 2019, the most significant changes in decades were implemented to Canada’s Trademarks Act and Trademarks Regulations. The changes implemented in June 2019 have been well documented, and include higher class-based filing fees and shorter registration terms, […]
Enterprises and organizations involved in the development, production and sale of explosives, as well as special materials and equipment for their production, are subject to denationalization and privatization by Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The law is amended by the article stating that in the event of irreconcilable disagreements between the participants in a company regarding the management of a company due to an insufficient number of votes to make a decision, the dispute shall be resolved the court.
The Law has been amended with the norm providing for an independent organization external audit of the conditions for entering into the major transaction taking into account the market value of the property determined by the appraisal organization.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has made its first City partner hire in just over a year, bringing in Linklaters’ former head of global tax to its office. Yash Rupal will make the move to the US firm having been a partner at the magic circle firm since 1996. He represents a range of corporates, financial […]
Hogan Lovells’ London office revenue increased by 10 per cent over 2019, while global growth was also promising in Steve Immelt’s final year as CEO. The firm reported revenue of £332.6m in London in 2019 after breaking the £300m barrier over 2018, when it grew by just 2 per cent to £301.9m. Globally, Hogan Lovells’ […]
A complaint against Dechert’s white-collar co-head, Neil Gerrard, has been filed to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In documents seen by The Lawyer, Jordanian lawyer Karam Al Sadeq has filed the complaint, alleging that Gerrard conducted an interrogation unlawfully, while he was detained in inhumane conditions in Ras Al Khaimah. Sadeq is currently imprisoned in the emirate […]
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is to extend and refurbish its London office space, following a record 2019 in revenues in the City. The US firm has taken on an extra floor in its CityPoint home and has started its refurbishment of all of its space, which will include the redoing of offices and a new […]
The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Stewarts Law in a costs challenge brought by one of its former clients, who argued the firm’s rates for fee-earners were “excessive”. Kjerulf Ainsworth instructed Stewarts back in October 2017, bringing in the boutique after a breakdown in the relationship with his former partner, over which […]
A host of barristers’ chambers have been appointed to the City of London panel, including Cornerstone, Doughty Street and Garden Court. A total of 47 contracts have been awarded across eight areas, including planning, property, criminal and civil litigation– totalling £55m. Six contracts have been awarded to Cornerstone, with the public law set being appointed […]