The First Tier Tribunal in HMRC v Newey  UKFTT has recently delivered its decision on the application of the principles of the EU notion of “abuse of right”, after the matter had been remitted from the Court of Appeal ( EWCA Civ 791).
Judgment in the landmark business interruption insurance test case has been handed down by a first instance court consisting of Flaux LJ and Butcher J. The case was brought by the Financial Conduct Authority as a test case to determine issues of principle in relation to policy coverage under various specimen wordings underwritten by eight defendant insurers in respect of business interruption claims by policyholders arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and the advice of and restrictions imposed by the UK government in consequence.
A report providing legal and regulatory guidance on distributed ledger technology (DLT) has been published by The Law Society, working in conjunction with the Tech London Advocates’ Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Group
Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Ltd v HMRC  EWCA Civ 1128 concerns the compatibility of UK tax legislation with the business profits article (article 8(2)) of the UK / Ireland Double Taxation Convention of 1976 (the “UK / Ireland Treaty”).
In an appeal concerning a multi-million pound audit negligence claim, Grant Thornton LLP has succeeded in substantially reducing the damages awarded by Bryan J at first instance, in a recent decision of the Court of Appeal handed down on 28 August 2020.
How contract review technology puts GCs on equal footing with the rest of the senior management team, enabling them to become more efficient and speed up deal velocity.
A panel comprised of General Counsels from a mix of FTSE 100 blue chip corporations to high growth companies, offering a great blend of cultures and leadership styles discuss the characteristics of a good leader and share their refreshingly honest personal stories of leadership.
The Covid-19 pandemic will undoubtedly trigger an increase in the use of flexible and agile working. HR teams must quickly grapple with the risks and act accordingly.
Unconscious bias is a growing legal issue for employers. It’s widely regarded as a barrier to equality, diversity and inclusion, and employment tribunals are looking more closely at motivation and bias in discrimination and harassment cases.
Current levels of corporate debt are rising unsustainably. Will debt-to-equity swaps be the solution?
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Arnold & Porter is to close its Frankfurt office, four years after entering Germany via its merger with fellow US firm Kaye Scholer. The US firm will shut its Frankfurt outpost, which houses around nine partners and 16 lawyers in total. Arnold & Porter had acquired the office after it pulled off a $1bn merger […]
The chief legal operations officer of National Grid is leaving the company, the second high-profile departure from the energy provider’s legal team in two months. Mo Zain Ajaz, chief counsel and global head of operational excellence, is leaving his role at the energy provider at the end of 2020, wrapping a stint that has lasted […]
Ashurst’s in-house digital solutions venture is launching its first-ever product, one year after its creation. Ashurst Advance Digital is launching a cloud-based tool aimed at helping clients deal with upcoming sustainability regulations looming over the financial services sector. The unit, which is led by partner Tara Waters and made its debut in early 2019, relies […]
Eversheds Sutherland’s Lee Ranson has been handed another four-year term, extending his leadership tenure through to 2025. Ranson will continue in his role as the chief executive of Eversheds Sutherland’s international business, which excludes operations in the US. Eversheds tends to announce successors, or reappointments early, with Ranson’s new term starting in May next year. […]
The chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP)’s global data privacy and security practice has joined Greenberg Traurig in the US, alongside a partner and an associate in his team. The duo includes Colorado-based partner David Zetoony, who will join Greenberg’s Denver office and Chicago-based partner Jena Valdetero, who will keep practising in the same […]
A group of barristers, legal academics and lawyers have co-signed a letter against the implementation of self-identification. The group, some of whom specialise in discrimination law, are opposed to the operation of self-ID in public and private bodies. It comes after formal self-ID legislation was shelved earlier this month, which would have permitted widespread use […]