Website cookies crumble as they fail to meet legislation

Over a year after the Information Commissioner’s Office introduced new guidelines on website cookies, a large proportion of UK websites are failing to meet the new regulations, leaving website visitors’ data open to abuse and website owners open to significant fines.

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Firms told to look out for domestic abuse signs

The pandemic is making employers and employees re-assess the value of the workplace. One factor, as Business Minister Paul Scully MP has pointed out, is rarely considered: are employees being subjected to domestic abuse?

UK Supreme Court rules on apparent bias of arbitrators

In Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that arbitrators are subject to a legal duty of disclosure under English law with regards to any facts or circumstances which might give rise to a real possibility of bias.

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The impact of Covid-19 and the resultant financial pressure has raised the question for many entrepreneurs of how to finance their businesses. Helen Ingram looks at what entrepreneurs should consider.

Why private equity should not be feared

Ragavan Arunachalam argues that private equity investment should be an appealing option for businesses, rather than something to fear, and describes how retail banks and private equity can work in partnership to help companies through difficult times.

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EU Regulator Warning on Post-Brexit Financial Services EU Access Exemptions

The European Securities and Markets Association (“ESMA”) has published a statement on reverse solicitation of clients by third country firms following Brexit and the end of the UK transition period on 31 December 2020. It has identified what it calls “questionable practices” by firms in this regard, for example, using general clauses or online pop-up “I agree” […]

Dealing with Requests for Flexible Working under Jersey and Guernsey Law

There is no doubt that enforced working from home (‘WFH’) during the early stages of the pandemic has accelerated changes in the way we work. Partly motivated by the initial response to lockdown measures, partly by a need to accommodate individual circumstances, employers and employees have had to adapt to changes in where, how and […]

UK Government Announces Changes to DAC6 Post-Brexit – Impact For Ireland

EU DAC6 – Mandatory Disclosure of Reportable Cross-Border Arrangements Directive 2018/822 (DAC6) is an EU Directive requiring EU intermediaries or taxpayers to report information on certain cross-border arrangements to their local tax authorities.  Our previous client updates in relation to DAC6 can be found on our website here1 and here2. In an unexpected move on 31 December 2020, […]

Big Tech worldwide regulation: not if, but how

We appear to have reached a global consensus that it is no longer a question of if we should regulate Big Tech but how we regulate, with a flurry of legislative proposals in Europe and legal actions in the US jostling for attention in the final weeks of 2020.

Czech Republic: Transfer of title to real estate via public auction

At present, the holding of any auctions, including all auctions related to real estate, is regulated by Act No. 26/2000 Coll., on Public Auctions, as amended, and is subject to relatively strict conditions primarily intended to ensure that such auctions are transparent.

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