Was this Budget green tinted rather than green focused? The mix of fuel duty freezes with what some commentators consider diluted green infrastructure investment doesn’t quite square up to the green rhetoric.
Businesses operating Freeports will benefit from more generous tax reliefs, customs benefits and wider government support, bringing investment, trade and jobs, but what exactly are the advantages businesses can expect to gain from operating in a Freeport?
Rishi Sunak has announced the much-awaited budget for 2021 hailing protection for the “jobs and livelihoods of the British people”. Outlined below are the key elements impacting employers and their wider workforce.
On 19 February 2021, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark judgment which confirmed that Uber drivers are workers and not independent contractors. We look at the basis for the decision and what it means for other employers.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak today set out plans for the future in the 2021 Budget – here, legal experts at Shoosmiths offer their views on these announcements.
In the context of an unfair prejudice claim, the Privy Council recently overturned the decision of the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal and restored the decision of Leon J. of the Commercial Court of the British Virgin Islands, in effect ordering a mandatory buy-out, at a price to be determined by the court, of minority shareholdings by the majority shareholder whose acts were found to be oppressive, unfairly discriminatory and unfairly prejudicial to the minority, pursuant to section 184I of the BVI Business Companies Act.
In a decision of Justice Jack published on 3 March 2021 the BVI Commercial Court reinforced its reputation by demonstrating its ability to act effectively to protect the interests of US investors in BVI companies.
This update examines some of the key regulatory developments which will impact firms engaged in MiFID activities in Ireland during 2021.
In this first of two notes relating to continuations (sometimes referred to as migrations or redomiciliations), we look at the requirements and processes for companies which want to continue from one jurisdiction to the BVI.
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Only one quarter of parent associates now want to make partner.
Legal leadership outperforms the current crop of FTSE 100 CEOs when it comes to gender diversity.
There have been eight completed main market IPOs in 2021 so far.
The demographics of the legal market are in flux with Covid 19 creating the conditions for a generational shift in working patterns.
With the arrival of the Akin Gump team, A&O’s US bench has doubled at a stroke.
Calls for reform of the CMA will be music to the ears of claimant litigators.
Allen & Overy is among the firms advising as embattled financial company Greensill Capital files for administration. The magic circle firm is understood to have picked up the mandate for the company, with partners Katrina Buckley, Joel Ferguson and Ian Field at the helm of the team. They are working opposite their former A&O colleague […]
Ashurst’s global chairman Ben Tidswell is stepping down from the role after eight years to join the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). Tidswell will leave Ashurst on 31 July to take on a judicial appointment as a chairman of specialist competition court, the CAT. Litigator Tidswell became Ashurst’s first post-merger chairman in 2013 after the firm announced its […]
DWF has closed three offices in Australia, with 85 members of staff and 14 principal lawyers leaving the firm. The firm’s offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle will close, while the Brisbane office and its connected services operations in Sydney and Melbourne remain operational. Damien van Brunschot will continue to lead DWF’s business Down Under […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has introduced a series of pledges to improve its diversity and inclusion credentials, setting out targets for new partners and its leadership teams. The firm has said that by 2026, it expects new partners to be at least 40 per cent women and 40 per cent men. This follows last year’s promotions […]
Shoosmiths has launched a new separate consultancy arm, as firms ramp up efforts to provide alternative services for clients. ‘Shoosmiths8 Connected Services’ has been established to help clients with their legal, as well as broader business requirements. It includes a suite of eight products across innovation, contracts, coaching, corporate advisory, privacy and data. The eight […]
Bevan Brittan has appointed a new senior partner, with head of employment, pensions and immigration Jodie Sinclair set to take up the role on 1 May. A 21-year veteran of the firm, Sinclair is Bevan Brittan’s third female senior partner in a row. She had previously joined the board in 2019, and replaces Joanne Easterbrook, […]