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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?

Czech Republic: Transfer of title to real estate via public auction

At present, the holding of any auctions, including all auctions related to real estate, is regulated by Act No. 26/2000 Coll., on Public Auctions, as amended, and is subject to relatively strict conditions primarily intended to ensure that such auctions are transparent.

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The general counsel of CVC Credit Partners has left his role after 15 years at the PE firm. Richard Perris left in late December after five years as the top lawyer of CVC’s credit arm, which invests in companies across markets in Europe and North America.  He joined the wider CVC business in 2005 from […]

Five City lawyers make the grade in Hogan Lovells promotions

Hogan Lovells has unveiled its new partner class for 2021, with five lawyers in London attaining promotion. Of the five City members, Yasmin Waljee becomes Hogan Lovells’ first pro bono partner in Europe having been a longtime leader of the firm’s efforts outside the US. Other London lawyers reaching promotion are Francis Booth, Oliver Humphrey […]

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Withers reveals first partner promotions since 2019

Withers has promoted a group of six in the UK this year, with other new partners announced in San Diego and Singapore. The firm has made up two private client lawyers in the UK; Natasha Oakshett, who joined in 2006 from Allen & Overy, and Mara Monte, who has been at the firm since 2009. […]

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Slaughters promotes compliance head to GC role

Slaughter and May has appointed a new general counsel after Sarah de Gay stepped down from her role at the end of 2020. The firm’s former head of compliance Julia Adams has taken on the GC position, where she will advise on the full range of regulatory and other legal issues that affect it as […]

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Milbank secures first corporate lateral of 2021 from Kirkland

Milbank has ushered in the New Year by adding a new corporate partner in its London office from Kirkland & Ellis. Kirkland has witnessed yet another departure in the form of private equity partner Andrej Wolf, who is set to join Milbank after almost fourteen years at Kirkland. Wolf first joined the firm in 2007 […]

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