On 1 August 2020, pivotal amendments to Ukraine’s renewable energy regulation have come into force (the RES Law).
I. Startups – An Introduction to Financing Options The startup, in words of famous entrepreneur Neil Blumenthal, is a term used for companies working to solve a problem where the solution is not obvious and success is not guaranteed. Since a not so distant past, we have often hear this term and have seen entrepreneurs’ […]
On its session held on 30 July 2020, the Serbian Government adopted the Conclusion no. 05 401-6052 / 2020 (the ”Conclusion” or ”Second Package”), which extends the application of the first package of direct and fiscal benefits to business entities in the private sector, that was introduced in the Decree on Fiscal Benefits and Direct Aid to Companies in the Private Sector and Monetary Aid to Citizens Aimed at Reducing Economic Consequences due to COVID-19 (the “First Package”).
This note discusses recent developments in Kazakhstan on the suspension of the initiation of bankruptcy proceedings. The proposed suspension was introduced to help businesses overcome the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and measures taken to slow it down. Our note is intended to be a helpful guide – it is not comprehensive and does not constitute legal advice.
On 29 July 2020, important amendments were made by the Turkish parliament to the “Law on the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts”. The law is the main piece of legislation covering the dissemination of information on the Internet and until now did not directly cover content on social media. Below is a summary of the main modifications related to Internet companies that the new law introduces.
Global Human Rights Sanctions are here at last, tackling alleged criminals in Russia, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere. But should they be greeted with unreserved enthusiasm?
In the recent judgment of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in the matter of G3 Exploration Limited (Formerly Green Dragon Gas Ltd), Justice McMillan provided helpful guidance on the application of principles governing two pertinent areas of insolvency law in the Cayman Islands.
On 13 July 2020, guidance was issued providing clarity and confirmation to the treatment of virtual assets.
Mental capacity to consent to sexual relations is a topic which has plagued the Court of Protection for over a decade. Whether capacity is “person-specific”, “issue-specific”, “status-specific”, or “act-specific”, the case law has been difficult to penetrate at best.
There are numerous benefits of a legal answering service, here are just some of the reasons so many law firms use us to pick up the phone on their behalf.
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Students on the Bar Professional Training Course have voiced their anger after technical problems derailed their first online exam. Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the BSB delayed certain BPTC exams until August then, following an outcry from students, announced the exams would be take place online instead. The delivery method chosen to allow students […]
Mishcon de Reya, which shelved further discussion of a part-IPO in the latter half of 2019/20, has reported a 5 per cent increase in PEP to just over £1m. Average profit per senior equity partner (PEP) rose to £1.05m. This meant it was finally able to improve upon its £1m figure after previously hitting the […]
Norton Rose Fulbright is the latest firm to cut pay for its newly qualified solicitors in London, which will now start with a base salary of £82,500. The drop of £5,000 coincides with a salary increase for associates and business services staff based in Europe, the Middle East and Asia in September, although this will […]
Clyde & Co has been embroiled in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal after anti-corruption officials claimed that money held in the firm’s accounts were related to an ongoing fraud investigation. The 1MDB saga is one of the world’s largest financial fraud scandals which, among other things, has seen former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak […]
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Turnover at Stephenson Harwood remained just above £200m for the second year running, with the firm unable to beat last year’s financial success. As part of a muted announcement for this year’s financials, the firm confirmed to The Lawyer that its revenue remained unchanged at £213m over 2019/20, which is far from last year’s 12 per […]