Law firms should ask hard questions about Stonewall

City firms are traditionally slow to react on controversial topics, but as a number of organisations withdraw their support for Stonewall’s Diversity Champions scheme, they may be forced to consider their position internally.

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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?

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Kirkland to lose second partner in a week

A second partner from Kirkland & Ellis’ corporate team is set to depart the Gherkin, this time to Proskauer. The Lawyer understands that London partner Rebecca Villarreal, who has been at Kirkland for six years, will join the US rival days after the exit of corporate partner Mark Thompson to Dechert. Villarreal joined Kirkland in 2015 […]

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