Zoe Leventhal and Emma Foubister have contributed two case notes for the Discrimination Law Association’s Briefings.
Samantha Knights QC is joined by Masha Karp and Owen Matthews in this podcast to speak about curbs on free expression, protest and political opposition, and together they look at what is happening right now in Russia.
This Pride month, Matrix’s Equality & Inclusion Manager, Alice Brighouse, asked three lawyers about LGBT+ inclusion, intersectionality and allyship.
Karon Monaghan QC and Professor Carrie Bettinger-Lopez, University of Miami School of Law, join Samantha Knights QC to talk about violence against women in both the US and UK.
Topics discussed include: Zabolotnyi v Hungary, UKSC and assurances; SM (Rwanda) v SSHD, UKSC and the validity of immigration bail; and Biden’s proposals on refugees/migrants at the US-Mexican border
Maples Group acted for Xiaomi Corporation in connection with Xiaomi’s offering of US$800,000,000 2.875% Senior Bonds Due 2031 and US$400,000,000 4.100% Senior Green Bonds Due 2051 issued by Xiaomi Best Time International Limited, incorporated in Hong Kong and unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Xiaomi Corporation, a company controlled through weighted voting rights and incorporated in the Cayman Islands and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The green bonds offering marked Xiaomi’s initial foray into the world of green financing and more broadly Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). The proceeds of the green bonds are earmarked for ‘Eligible Projects’ within Xiaomi’s finance framework aimed at positive environmental and social benefits. Their framework follows the green bonds and loan guidelines of the International Capital Markets Association.
Guernsey has brought partnerships into scope of economic substance requirements for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2022, although partnerships formed on or after 1 July 2021 will be in scope immediately on formation where they conduct activities that trigger the economic substance requirements.
In two recent cases, the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court had the opportunity to clarify the effect of section 125 of the Evidence Act 2006. This provides that the court is obliged to carry out a balancing act between the manner in which the evidence was obtained and the desirability of admitting it.
Last week saw the Pensions Authority publish a draft code of practice, setting out what it expects of pension trustees when it comes to complying with their obligations under the European Union (Occupational Pension Schemes) Regulations 2021.
On 20 July 2021, the UK Government announced that the National Security & Investment Act 2021 will come into effect on 4 January 2022.
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s revenue went up five per cent in the last financial year, the first under new senior partner Georgia Dawson and a refreshed management line-up. The magic circle firm’s turnover reached £1.59bn from £1.52bn. Meanwhile, its profit per equity partner grew by the same percentage, more muted growth than its peers which have […]
Paul Hastings is to bring in a leveraged finance partner from Latham & Watkins’ City office, The Lawyer can reveal. Partner Adrian Chiodo has been a member of Latham’s finance department since 2011. He was previously a partner at Australian outfit Gilbert + Tobin, and prior to that an associate at Milbank and legacy Allens Arthur […]
Addleshaw Goddard’s revenue surpassed the £300m barrier over 2020/21, with an uplift of 12 per cent. Following a sluggish 2020, the firm’s revenue hit £321m while average profit per equity partner (PEP) was up 23 per cent to £849,000, having fallen below £700,000 during the last financial year. The latest revenue figure means that the […]
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Osborne Clarke is joining the raft of firms witnessing a dramatic rise in profits per equity partner (PEP), after a drop in 2019/20. The UK firm’s UK PEP went up by 16 per cent from £614,000 to £714,000. The previous year, the metric had dropped by 12 per from £703,000. The firm’s revenue meanwhile grew […]
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