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Equatorial Guinea’s 2022 State Budget was enacted by way of Law 3/2021, of 3 December 2021. The most significant provisions in the 2022 State Budget Law are the set out in the linked article.
Following a burst of space capital, 2021 saw the highest private investments in space to date, which were enabled by innovative investment vehicles such as SPACs, the creation of robust space-related funds and the convergence of governmental agencies and private companies.
Since December 2021, the Portuguese Commercial Companies Code has been subject to several amendments, namely in terms of the governance of commercial companies, the subtypes of public limited companies (by shares), in terms of multiple-vote and corporate crimes and penalties.
The French Data Protection Authority fines Google (150m euros) and Facebook (60m euros) due to non-compliance with cookies regulation.
Ministerial Order no. 331-E/2021, of 31 December, was published, regulating the contribution on single-use packaging made of plastic or aluminium purchased in ready-to eat meals, provided for in article 320 of Law no. 75-B/2020, of 31 December, which approved the State Budget Law for 2021.
Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.
Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
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New Mexico isn’t the place to be looking for referral relationships.
Law firms will need to consider their values if tensions between US and China continue to escalate
One judge is behind a spate of high-profile rulings
The magic circle has been usurped by the US ‘giants’ when it comes to corporate practice
Recent salary hikes have meant that several City firms’ NQ pay is higher than the PEP of some regional firms
Big deals mean big business. But as the Twitter saga shows, there’s also the potential for a dispute.
Capsticks has opened an “office hub” in Colchester to support its new insurance team. The workspace opened in May 2022 and is located at Lodge Park Business Centre in Langham, a 15-minute drive from the heart of Colchester. The site has been initially created to support partner Natalie Simpkins and legal directors Edward Weaver and […]
CMS’s UK average profit per equity partner (PEP) has broken through the £1m barrier, having fallen shy of the mark the year before, The Lawyer can reveal. The result shows a 14 per cent increase, from £912,000 to £1.04m. This growth is double that of the previous year, which saw UK PEP rise 7 per cent, from […]
Clyde & Co’s total revenue climbed 1.6 per cent from £639.6m to £650m over 2021/22, as revealed in its first set of financial results since the BLM merger was finalised earlier this year. Net profit increased 4 per cent from £152.8 to £159m, while profit per equity partner (PEP) dipped 1 per cent from £715,000 […]
The financials are the first full-year results to be published under the leadership of senior partner Aedamar Comiskey and managing partner Paul Lewis.
Evelyn Partners has hired Charlotte Davies of Provident Financial Group as its next GC. Having spent three years as group GC and company secretary at Provident, she replaces Evelyn’s current GC Nicola Mitford-Slade who is retiring from the role. Davies will begin her new position on 1 September 2022. Davies trained at magic circle firm […]
Two former heads of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are involved in bringing a £9.9bn anti-trust class action against four major crypto currency exchanges. An estimated 240,000 UK investors of cryptocurrency Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) are claimed to have suffered £9.9bn in losses after trading platforms Binance, Kraken, ShapeShift and Bittylicious delisted the BSV […]
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