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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.

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?

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PayPal has appointed a new head of legal in the EMEA region, coinciding with the third anniversary of the online payment giant’s split from eBay. Leigh Murrin joined Paypal yesterday (30 July 2018) as its head of legal in the EMEA region, based in Luxembourg. She replaces David Ferri, who has been in the role […]

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Clifford Chance leads on bumper fintech listing for PayPal rival

Clifford Chance has advised on one of the largest IPOs in Continental Europe this year, tapping into a trend of tech companies pursuing public listings. The magic circle firm won the mandate from Dutch fintech company Adyen, which hosts payment platforms for companies such as eBay, Uber and Netflix. Adyen turned to magic circle partner […]

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PayPal appoints Nokia GC Pentland in wake of split from eBay

PayPal has appointed Nokia chief legal officer Louise Pentland as its general counsel following the online payments company’s split from eBay this month. PayPal will become an independent publicly traded company when the split is finalised later this year. US-qualified Pentland will be based in the company’s San Jose office when she starts on 27 […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright responds to fintech boom with practice launch

Norton Rose Fulbright has formed a global payments practice in an effort to extend its consulting efforts to the challenges clients face when launching new digital financial services. The practice, which is mainly overseen by partner and global head of financial services Jonathan Herbst and fintech partner Victoria Birch, involves a 50-strong team including fee-earners from […]

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Revealed: The Lawyer Awards shortlist 2018

Today The Lawyer reveals the shortlist for The Lawyer Awards 2018, in association with Travelers, the legal industry’s biggest night of the year. This year, over 70 judges across private practice, in-house and the Bar debated entries from a record number of law firms and companies to narrow down the shortlist for the 28 categories. Our panel of judges […]

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