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Gowling WLG’s Employment, Labour & Equalities team brings you a quick round-up of the recent need-to-know employment law developments.
In Bestway Global Holdings Inc. (FSD 208 of 2021 – unreported), Doyle J gave a comprehensive and helpful review of the principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to sanction a scheme of arrangement and confirm a capital reduction. Although schemes of arrangement are commonplace in the Cayman Islands, rarely are the principles and authorities considered at sanction hearings so thoroughly set out in published judgments. The decision therefore provides useful guidance to practitioners.
When someone dies, executors or administrators are tasked with the distribution of the estate in accordance with the deceased’s will or, if the deceased died without leaving a will, following the rules relating to an intestate succession. It is often overlooked that in Jersey there is an option available to the heirs of an estate to change the distribution of assets provided for by the will or inheritance law, where there is an intestacy, by varying the dispositions of the estate which are causing an issue.
In this guide, partner Kate Storey answers pertinent questions on Guernsey’s legal and regulatory framework in the insurance context, as well as the primary classes of insurance and reinsurance available in Guernsey, the restrictive obligations and liabilities of the insurer and insured, formal requirements for making a claim, the types of insurance companies found in the jurisdiction, restrictions on foreign ownership of insurance companies, minimum capital and liquidity requirements, governance and risk management, and more.
The report of the European Commission of May 2021 is analysed regarding the application of Commission Regulation (EU) 461/2010 to the exemption of certain vertical agreements in the automotive sector. This report is of interest in order to assess, at the present time, the state of the market’s competitive structure and the lines of the possible policy that the Commission could adopt in the future.
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Clifford Chance is advising Swedish carmaker Volvo on its planned listing, as the group looks to raise approximately $2.8bn. The IPO, on Nasdaq Stockholm, will entail new shares issued by Volvo Cars, which is owned by Chinese-headquartered Geely. It is expected to raise $2.8bn alongside the sale of its parent company’s shares. Geely became a […]
Linklaters has started the internal process to reform its lockstep, with proposals being scoped out among the partnership. Reviewing the lockstep has been a priority of the new leadership, senior partner Aedamar Comiskey and managing partner Paul Lewis, ever since they campaigned during the elections last spring and officially took their roles in July. The […]
Shoosmiths has anointed a new CEO as Simon Boss steps down after just three years.
Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has upped its newly-qualified lawyer salaries in London to $202,500, with changes made to its trainee rates too. The shift will be effective from this month, with the amount in GBP corresponding to about £147,603. Since the figure was previously £118,000, it marks an increase of 25 per cent. The move […]
Osborne Clarke has selected BPP as its partner of choice to put its future trainees through the new Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE). The firm already sent its future joiners to BPP for the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course; now those courses are being phased out, trainees and solicitor apprentices will take the […]
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is replenishing its London private equity ranks with a three-lawyer team from Vinson & Elkins, The Lawyer can reveal. The US firm has taken on corporate partners Federico Fruhbeck and Robert Dixon, as well as counsel Alice Brogi. Upon joining, Fruhbeck will become head of private equity in Europe and co-chair […]
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