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International data transfers – Brexit and Schrems II: Impact for funds

There have been several recent developments in connection with international data transfers.  The most significant of these are the conclusion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 31 December 2020 and the European Court of Justice’s “Schrems II” decision.  This briefing considers the implications of both for investment funds.

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, […]

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Latham exits continue as energy partner joins Morgan Lewis

Latham & Watkins partner Ayesha Waheed has left the firm after over a decade to join Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ London office. Waheed joined Latham in 2008 from Clifford Chance, where she had spent three years as a foreign lawyer in the banking and finance department of its Frankfurt office. She focused on project finance, […]

Latham and Freshfields advise on new Farfetch deal

Latham & Watkins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and independent Italian firm Gatti Pavesi Bianchi have advised Farfetch on the acquisition of the Italian luxury brand platform New Guards Group. Latham’s team stemmed from its Milan, New York and London offices. The deal was led from Milan by corporate partner Stefano Sciolla, while Marcello Bragliani advised on […]

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Latham’s chair heads Stateside after spearheading City growth

After nearly 20 years at the forefront of Latham & Watkins’ expansion in London, firm chair Richard Trobman is set to relocate back to the US to focus on growth across the Atlantic. Trobman will move to New York just over a year after he was voted in as managing partner and chair of Latham. […]

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White & Case adds further Latham clout in Milan

Eight years after re-launching its Milan office with a pair of partners from Latham & Watkins, White & Case has targeted its US rival again with two more lateral hires. Maria Cristina Storchi and Andrea Novarese, who have both been partners at Latham for more than 10 years, will join White & Case’s M&A and […]

Latham names new Madrid leader following death of Picón

A former partner of DLA Piper has been appointed as the new head of Latham & Watkins’ Madrid office, following the passing of Juan Picón last month.  Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, who joined Latham as a corporate partner in the Spanish capital’s office in early 2018, will take on the managing role effective immediately.  Prior to that, […]

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