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Reciprocal enforcement of judgments in Guernsey

Volatile markets and economic downturns typically lead to increases in commercial litigation. Onshore proceedings can commonly involve offshore structures and we anticipate a growth in cases requiring the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Climate Finance – Where do asset managers fit in?

The initial focus following the signing of the Paris Agreement was on the commitments made by governments from around the world to take action to combat climate change. The term climate finance was equated with the financial resources committed by governments for investment in the transition to a climate neutral global economy.

Uber v Aslam: a win for workers

On 19 February 2021, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of workers in the Uber v Aslam case, marking the end of Uber’s landmark employment battle. The decision means that Uber drivers must now be treated as workers rather than as self-employed, entitling them to the employment rights that come alongside that.

British Virgin Islands – Regulatory Update

On 11 February 2021, the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission published the Financial Services (Prudential and Statistical Returns) (Amendment) Order 2021.


Nick McAleenan, JMW

JMW partner Nick McAleenan’s practice has benefited from the immensely interesting work generated by the explosion of data breach cases over the last few years, with a mix of privacy cases for individuals and group cases against companies topping the agenda. McAleenan was the driving force behind action for claimants in the first-ever data-related class […]

Gowling WLG makes first foray in South America with firm tie-up

Gowling WLG has established its first Latin American footprint through a tie-up with a Brazilian firm. The firm’s new venture is in co-operation with Duarte Forssell Advogados, which is based in São Paulo. Duarte Forssell Advogados specialises in complex litigation, international asset recovery and transnational insolvency. It will be its first presence in South America […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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