On 12 January 2021, UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, announced a package of measures intended to ensure that British organisations in the public and private sector are not complicit in – or profiting from – human rights violations against Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region.
Following the adoption of the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime, which is set out in Council Regulation (EU) 2020/1998 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1999 (see our previous client alert), the European Commission published a Guidance Note on the implementation of certain provisions under Council Regulation (EU) 2020/1998.
Portugal has taken over the Council’s rotating presidency since January 1, 2021, a role it will assume until June 30, 2021, with the flagship motto of “Time to deliver: for a fair, green and digital recovery.”
By Meredith Rathbone, Alan Cohn, Jack Hayes, Evan Abrams & Jack Ritossa On December 30, 2020, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets control (OFAC) announced a $98,380 settlement with BitGo, Inc. (BitGo). This civil settlement, regarding apparent violations of multiple sanctions programs related to digital currency transactions, is the first published […]
By Christophe Bondy & David O’Sullivan An overview of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement provided by David O’Sullivan, a former European Trade Commissioner and EU Ambassador to US, and Christophe Bondy, a former senior counsel to Canada in the negotiation of the Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.
The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.
With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.
On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.
Guidance on how suppliers should deal with consumer’s advance payments, refunds and cancellations during this uncertain period.
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Paul Hastings has hired two white-collar and investigations partners from White & Case, as US firms look to expand their City teams. The firm has brought in lawyers Jonathan Pickworth and Joanna Dimmock to the London office. They will join from White & Case, where Pickworth led the white-collar crime practice. Pickworth spent more than […]
Another partner from White & Case’s disputes department is leaving, as Steven Baker exits the firm after three years. Baker joined White & Case in 2018 as part of an expansive lateral hiring strategy in the City. In 2018 Baker left Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft to join White & Case alongside international arbitration partner David […]
Shoosmiths has appointed its head of personal advisory as its first general counsel (GC). Richard Follis takes on the inaugural GC role at the 196-partner firm, where he will enhance focus on managing the increasing compliance burden required to support business activity, as well as take on the quality and risk responsibilities that sit with […]
A team of lawyers and technologists from Ashurst’s NewLaw arm is set to take on teaching duties as part of a module launched by the firm with the University of Stirling in Scotland. The firm is working with the university on a strategic partnership aimed at cultivating talent that will be able to populate the […]
The chief marketing officer and executive board member of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is leaving the firm after 12 years. The departure of Lucy Murphy, chief marketing and business development officer at the magic circle firm, was announced internally in an email, sources told The Lawyer. Murphy had been in her role since 2015. Sitting on […]