Should my company have a contingency plan? What measures should the plan include? Can I/should I isolate my employees, conduct health checks or questionnaires on their private life? Given the current situation, companies have to set up a contingency plan appropriate to the workplace and in accordance with the guidelines of the Health (“DGS”) and […]
On the 25 June, the European Parliament’s Think Tank published a new study on the impact of the GDRP on artificial intelligence (AI). The study was prepared at the request of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) and managed by the Scientific Foresight Unit, within the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS) of the Secretariat of the European Parliament.
This briefing reviews Angola’s battles with the double whammy of depressed oil prices and Covid-19, while steadfastly pursuing its privatisation programme.
Regulation (EU) 2020/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 18 June 2020 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (“Regulation”), amending Regulation (EU) 2019/2088, was published on June 22. This Regulation establishes the criteria for determining whether an economic activity qualifies as environmentally sustainable for the purposes of establishing […]
By means of Presidential Decree no. 146/20, of 27 May, the Angolan Executive has approved the new Regulations on Civil Construction and Public Works, Works Planning and Works Inspection Activities (the “Regulations”). The Regulations apply to all individuals or legal entities engaged in the carrying-out of civil construction and public works, works, works planning and inspection activities.
The story of how forensic accounting brought down one of America’s most famous Gangsters Al Capone famously said that “you can get more with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone”. But when it came to catching him, all it took was diligent and skilled forensic accounting, explains Tristan Yelland.
This Investigations podcast series looks at the complex role of the forensic accounting investigator. Grant Thornton speaks to prominent investigators who have grappled with a variety of situations to understand the key lessons they’ve learned, what propelled them to be where they are today and the advice they’d pass on to their younger selves.
FinIA has consolidated the authorisation regime for all financial institutions (except for banks which remain to be regulated under the Banking Act) and has extended this regime to independent asset managers and trustees. Even though the new law provides for a smooth transitional period enabling financial institutions to cope with the new regulation, asset managers and trustees now falling under the new regime are or have been required to file a report with the Swiss regulator FINMA. This article outlines the duty to report and its consequences.
The Change of a Pension Fund requires prior consent of the employees. In the absence of the employees’ consent, the termination of an affiliation contract is, according to a recent Federal Supreme Court’s decision, void. What appears to be a mere legal detail can have significant consequences in practice.
The Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 report to Parliament calls on the government to redouble its efforts and expands on its May 2020 advice to the Prime Minister in which it set out the principles for building a resilient recovery. The report highlights five clear investment priorities.
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Pinsent Masons’ cyber head has left the firm, joining Clyde & Co alongside an associate from his team. Ian Birdsey joins Clydes in London after eight years at Pinsent Masons and was made partner in 2016. Seaton Gordon, who is an associate in Birdsey’s team, is also joining Clydes. Birdsey advises corporate, SME and insurer […]
Shoosmiths saw a 12 per cent rise in revenue in its most recent financial year, with the UK regional’s turnover exceeding £150m in the last 12 months. As one of the few firms to have declared its financials for 2019/20, Shoosmiths announced a turnover of £154.2m for the year-end of April 2020, representing a lofty […]
Shearman & Sterling has snagged an arbitration partner from Bird & Bird in London. Garreth Wong joins the US firm after seven years at Bird & Bird. He joined in 2013 and was made partner in 2014. Prior to that, he was a barrister at Matrix Chambers before moving to private practice. He spent time […]
Burges Salmon is holding off from distributing its profit distributions to partners and has decreased its monthly drawings, part of a new set of measures put forward by the business. The firm has decided it will only pay quarterly profit distributions to partners if its financial results hit its yearly budget. The firm’s Q1 dividend […]
Businesses including Pearson and 3M have signed up to a new education platform designed to help general counsel craft the digital strategy of their organisations. The Digital Legal Exchange (DLEX) is a non-profit collaboration between UnitedLex and DXC Technology which was created to make digital more accessible to corporate law departments. The DLEX Going Digital […]
Clifford Chance has outlined a three-step plan to help its staff return to a normal working environment over the coming months. For the time being, employees and partners of the firm’s London and Newcastle offices will keep working remotely, with only a handful of operations employees accessing the premises. The measures for the UK are […]