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The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the Act) creates a new screening regime for transactions which might raise national security concerns in the UK.
Partner Phil Moran says the leisure and hospitality sector has been amongst the hardest hit by the pandemic as many thousands of restaurants, pubs, hotels, cafes and tourist attractions were forced to close and remain at a stand-still for months.
As we move into what we can only hope is the last phase of changes to Coronavirus restrictions, the last month or so has seen the lifting of most social restrictions across the UK, and the introduction of more routine protective measures.
For an employer to say they have strong ESG credentials, they need to be doing more than simply relying on policies and training to prevent race discrimination at work.
As businesses come under increasing pressure to acknowledge and improve their environmental impact, there’s a growing need to make commercial properties greener.
Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.
Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
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New Mexico isn’t the place to be looking for referral relationships.
Law firms will need to consider their values if tensions between US and China continue to escalate
One judge is behind a spate of high-profile rulings
The magic circle has been usurped by the US ‘giants’ when it comes to corporate practice
Recent salary hikes have meant that several City firms’ NQ pay is higher than the PEP of some regional firms
Big deals mean big business. But as the Twitter saga shows, there’s also the potential for a dispute.
Clyde & Co’s total revenue climbed 1.6 per cent from £639.6m to £650m over 2021/22, as revealed in its first set of financial results since the BLM merger was finalised earlier this year. Net profit increased 4 per cent from £152.8 to £159m, while profit per equity partner (PEP) dipped 1 per cent from £715,000 […]
Linklaters’ revenue has risen 6.5 per cent to £1.78bn, a better result for the magic circle firm after its modest results last year. The results contrast with those posted for the financial year 2020/21, in which turnover went up by just 2 per cent to £1.67bn. Average profit per equity partner (PEP) continues to rise […]
Evelyn Partners has hired Charlotte Davies of Provident Financial Group as its next GC. Having spent three years as group GC and company secretary at Provident, she replaces Evelyn’s current GC Nicola Mitford-Slade who is retiring from the role. Davies will begin her new position on 1 September 2022. Davies trained at magic circle firm […]
Two former heads of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are involved in bringing a £9.9bn anti-trust class action against four major crypto currency exchanges. An estimated 240,000 UK investors of cryptocurrency Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) are claimed to have suffered £9.9bn in losses after trading platforms Binance, Kraken, ShapeShift and Bittylicious delisted the BSV […]
DAC Beachcroft has begun reducing its real estate across the UK, as it prioritises flexibility over office floorspace, The Lawyer can reveal. The insurance firm recently refurbished and reduced its Birmingham base from three floors to two, while moving its growing Glasgow operation to a smaller site. The firm is mid-process of relocating its Newcastle […]
Dentons has added £31m to its top-line across the UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME), bringing its total revenue to £260.4m. The uptick of 14 per cent from £229.1m is a significant improvement on 2020/21, when revenue nudged up by just 1 per cent. Speaking to The Lawyer, Dentons’ CEO for UKIME Paul Jarvis said: “The […]
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