KWM employees poised to accept six figure redundancy settlement

Around 200 former King & Wood Mallesons EUME employees are poised to accept a six figure offer made by the collapsed firm’s administrators instead of taking their claim to an employment tribunal, The Lawyer understands.

 

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UK secures first major trade deal post-Brexit with Japan

On Friday 11 September the UK and Japan agreed a free trade deal, which is the first major trade deal secured by the UK as an independent nation. The deal took just over three months to conclude and the full text will be available in October.

Data – how does Brexit affect data coming from the EU?

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal then it’s likely that we’ll become a “third country” under EU data protection laws. This means that, despite having implemented the GDPR, the UK will no longer be deemed to offer adequate protection of European personal data.

The UK National Data Strategy: a new strategy for a new beginning?

On 9 September 2020 the Government published its new national data strategy for consultation. This follows EU policy reviews in the key areas of cloud computing and AI along with the publication of its own data strategy in February of this year, raising important questions about alignment with the bloc post-Brexit.

Renewable Expansion Act (EAG)

Review draft published – a first overview! On September 16, 2020, the eagerly awaited draft of the Federal Law on the Expansion of Energy from Renewable Sources (Renewable Expansion Law – EAG ) was submitted for assessment. As a contribution to the realization of the goals of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement 2015, the draft creates new framework conditions for the expansion of renewable energies in Austria. The present article gives an initial overview. Details will follow in focus articles and in our virtual series of events

A better future – What next for the Solent region?

As part of our ‘Future Cities’ campaign, Shoosmiths is holding a series of virtual ‘think tank’ discussions with prominent local stakeholders in different locations across the UK to share insights and ideas around what the future holds for these locations.

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