Rise in venture capital-backed tech in response to pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has destabilised global markets. However, the crisis has encouraged swift adaptations in all walks of life and the development of innovative living and working patterns as a result of lockdowns around the world.

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Recognition of UK insolvency practitioners in Jersey

Introduction In the current COVID-19 environment it is likely that there will be more businesses becoming insolvent. Some of those businesses will have an interest in Jersey property. For example as owners of Jersey property or holders of a lease of retail premises situated in the Island. The business may also have locally employed employees […]

Professional payment guarantee newly introduced in Luxembourg

A new professional payment guarantee law has been introduced in Luxembourg to provide professionals with a tool that grants a wider scope for contractual freedom while protecting the parties from a re-qualification that may not be in line with their legitimate expectations and their commercial agreements.

New regulations enable BVI companies to trial innovative fintech products

The British Virgin Islands recently introduced new regulations relating to products and services in the innovative fintech space, reaffirming its commitment to remaining a jurisdiction of choice for new financial products and services. These new regulations represent an exciting development in the approach taken by the BVI to the regulation of novel financial technology, representing a good balance between oversight and accountability on the one hand, and freedom to innovate on the other.

Cayman Islands restructuring – current state of play

Until the Cayman Islands introduces any changes to its corporate insolvency regime, with the COVID pandemic pushing many groups into the zone of insolvency, the following considerations remain relevant to structures involving a Cayman Islands entity: In recent years the Cayman Islands courts have become increasingly sympathetic to the needs of debtor companies looking to […]

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Recent changes to planning: an overview

There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.

‘No DSS’ no longer

The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]

Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.

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A criminal barrister’s fight against her own chambers and Stonewall took an unexpected turn today, as Allison Bailey criticised a crowdfunding platform for removing her page without warning. Bailey, who has so far raised over £60,000 to fund her Employment Tribunal claim against Garden Court Chambers and the charity, published a comprehensive Twitter post on […]

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Sidley corporate duo depart after four years

Sidley Austin has lost two of its European private equity leaders, who moved over to the firm in 2016 from Kirkland & Ellis. Partners Erik Dahl and Christian Iwasko have resigned. Dahl was a co-head of the firm’s global private equity practice as well as managing partner of Sidley Austin’s Munich office and a member […]

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The 60 second interview: It’s more important than ever to be focused on purpose

Taylor Wessing’s managing partner Shane Gleghorn speaks to The Lawyer about the new range of initiatives the firm has launched during lockdown including virtual yoga, mindfulness sessions and Skype choirs. What will change for Taylor Wessing when offices being to re-open? Throughout this period, we’ve been shaping our policies by both looking at our business needs […]

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