Will eating in continue to be the new eating out, will the food and drink sector return to where it was before – or will it look different in the ‘new normal’? Brian Burke, director in our restructuring and insolvency team takes a look at the impact of the pandemic and what’s likely to happen next in this sector.
Healthcare has been top of the agenda globally over the last year. But as an industry sector it declined in 2020, as coronavirus took centre stage, pushing other health issues down the priority list. As the pandemic recedes, recovery is anticipated. But this may be trickier for some segments of the healthcare sector than others. Chris Newell, a managing director in our Restructuring & Insolvency team, looks at the care-home industry, as it seeks to reconcile the twin demands of care and cost, in what are its toughest circumstances to date.
Those operating businesses in the night-time economy sector have arguably felt the sharpest and most destructive impact from the global pandemic. And despite the recent launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in December, there have been claims the sector has seen little to no support from the government in response to the virus.
Retailers that have lived to see 2021 will remember 2020 as the worst year the high street has had in the last 25 years with just short of 180,000 retail job losses. COVID-19 is exacerbating the divide between online retailers and the legacy of the “bricks and mortar” businesses who have struggled to establish digital routes to market. So, what will 2021 bring for one of the hardest hit sectors during the COVID crisis?
Carl Jackson gives his views on the day-to-day issues affecting businesses and what actions they can take to mitigate the challenges.
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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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, […]