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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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Linklaters’ GC steps down after almost two decades

The general counsel of Linklaters is stepping down after 17 years, becoming the latest in-house veteran of the magic circle to leave the position this year. Raymond Cohen was one of the first general counsel to be appointed in City law firms. He was previously a partner in the financial services offering at the firm […]

Webinar: The role of lawyers in shaping the future and “building back better” and smarter

This free to watch webinar was part of the virtual General Counsel Strategy Summit that took place on 11th – 13th May 2021. If you’d like to watch the recording of this presentation, please complete the form below. Everyone agrees that things should be different after the pandemic. What part can lawyers and their legal teams play in making things better and shaping the future? Has COVID temporarily stopped the way we used to do things, or will it mark a more fundamental change? The UK Government and businesses are developing a “build back better” agenda. Watch this session to find out how our panel has been responding.   Panellists: John Abramson, General Counsel, Europe, Travelers Nick Grant, Director of Legal Services, Sainsbury’s Nathan Butler, General Counsel Group Legal, Lloyds Banking Group Moderator: Mark Smith, Director of Strategic Markets, LexisNexis  

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Hogan Lovells COO departs after a decade

Hogan Lovells’ chief operating officer (COO) has left the firm after two years in the role, and 10 at the firm. Darren Mitchell, who will leave on 15 June, joined Hogan Lovells in 2011 as COO for Continental Europe from Clifford Chance. Hogan Lovells confirmed that Mitchell will be leaving and said: “He plans to […]

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DWF downsizes in Glasgow after firmwide property audit

After surveying staff on what they want from the office, DWF is to move to new and smaller premises in Glasgow to reflect the change in working patterns caused by the pandemic. This is the first step to be taken by the firm on the back of its global office strategy, which started late last […]

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