This annual report on jurisprudence in Swiss competition law in 2019/20 summarizes the most important cartels, abuse of dominance and merger cases in this period. It further contains some comments on three state aid cases falling under the bilateral air transport agreement CH-EU in 2020 and on the ongoing reform of the Swiss Cartels Act.
In June 2020, the U.K. introduced the so-called Part 26A restructuring plan. This new type of restructuring plan has the potential to become highly relevant for the restructuring of international corporations.
It is not always clear, where the primary tax domicile of a legal entity is. This question, however, can have great significance in the light of the considerable differences in taxation levels between cantons or jurisdictions.
Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili published the Swiss chapter in the latest edition of The Insolvency Review. In this chapter, the authors give an overview of the distinctive features of Swiss insolvency laws and current trends.
Since January 1, 2020, the patentbox and the R&D super deduction are available as special tax measures to boost the innovation sector in Switzerland. The cantons have a rather large leeway in the design of the patentbox and the R&D super deduction. This results in considerable intercantonal differences on the Swiss tax landscape. In the […]
Given the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is timely for us to look closely at material adverse change clauses in the context of a business acquisition.
It has certainly been a profound start to a new decade thus far, and after the events of 2020, what have we noticed in terms of new stock exchange listing trends and what do we anticipate for this current calendar year?
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect us all, the UK government’s continued restrictions on travel means further challenges for UK business.
The world is changing. At lightning-fast speed. This white paper, prepared as part of The Lawyer’s Smarter Working Week, looks at the main drivers for change in more detail and how you can prepare for ‘change3’.
The problem of confirming identity without face-to-face meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought digital systems for the verification of identity (“Digital ID”) into focus, and may well accelerate the transition from paper based to digital systems as the default means of verifying identity. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) and Jersey Financial Services Commission […]
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With the arrival of the Akin Gump team, A&O’s US bench has doubled at a stroke.
Calls for reform of the CMA will be music to the ears of claimant litigators.
If Latham’s growth rate continues unabated, its future home could end up offering proportionately less space per staff member.
DMH Stallard has reached critical mass size – but it now has more work to do to secure its future.
Fans of celebrity showdowns will be denied their thrills this year following the Duchess of Sussex’s successful application for summary judgment against Associated Newspapers, but the Daily Mail’s favourite law firm still has a full pipeline for 2021. Over the last few years RPC partner Keith Mathieson has also fastened his grip on defence work […]
UK law firms are starting to pay back employees’ salaries as the economy recovers.
Simmons & Simmons has introduced a long-term working policy inspired by the changes brought about by the pandemic. The firm will introduce a hybrid working system that allows employees to work up to two to three days per week from home when restrictions are lifted, as agreed with line managers. Over the coming months, country […]
Norton Rose Fulbright‘s (NRF) decision to shelve its salary freeze means pay reviews and increases will take place in April. This will apply to all members of staff at the firm, including fee-earners and those in business services. The removal of pay restrictions means the firm has abolished all of its original measures put in […]
Kirkland & Ellis has lost another City finance partner, as one of its regulatory specialists moves to Irish firm Arthur Cox. Sarah Thompson, who was formerly a partner in Kirkland’s financial services regulatory group, joins the firm in Dublin. She arrived at Kirkland as a partner in 2018 from Linklaters’ financial regulation group, where she […]
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has added a funds partner to its London office, a day after announcing the hire of Blackstone’s EMEA general counsel Geoffrey Bailhache. The US firm has taken on Kirkland & Ellis’ James Board, a member of its funds practice. He joined as a partner in 2017 from Ropes & Gray, where […]
Linklaters has hired Jonathan Jones QC, the former Treasury Solicitor and head of the UK Government Legal Department (GLD), months after he decided to leave his post. Jones’ departure was revealed last August as the UK Government faced scrutiny over its plans to clarify parts of the Northern Ireland protocol, which formed a section of […]
A London-based capital markets partner at Hogan Lovells is leaving the firm to launch his own legal tech business. Raj Panasar had joined Hogan Lovells in early 2020 from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where he had spent his whole career. An expert on international financing transactions, he represents multiple issuers, including emerging market and […]