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Implementation of court orders involving non-parties – a warning from Guernsey

Family practitioners are well-versed in avoiding potential pitfalls of implementing and enforcing settlements agreed in the family courts. Particular difficulties can arise where an order requires steps to be taken by non-parties resident outside the jurisdiction of the relevant court, potentially requiring unexpected further (and avoidable) litigation to give effect to such an order.

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 received royal assent and came into force from 26 June 2020. Central to this new legislation is a new moratorium, which will give a company in financial distress a 20-business day breathing space from creditor enforcement action, which can be extended for up to a year with the consent of creditors.

New steps towards environmental protection in Romania – transforming household waste into fertilizer

It is already notorious that upon accession to the European Union, Romania has assumed a series of responsibilities, constantly evolving, in the spirit of the Community objectives. Among them, the one which lately has the strongest impact is represented by environmental protection and fight against global warming. Thus, a step in this direction was taken by Romania on August 20 2020, when it passed law on the management of compostable non-hazardous waste, which will enter into force on February 20, 2021.

4 tips for working from home with kids

While the world adjusted to working remotely during the pandemic, we all faced the obstacles of home setup, IT, and technology – but many of us also faced a new challenge of juggling working from home with parenting, as our children also had to adapt to homeschooling and an unexpectedly long summer holiday!

Track and trace: How to comply with the new regulations

The ‘track and trace’ programme is part of the government’s plan to slow the spread of Covid-19. It’s designed to make sure those who have been in close proximity with someone who has tested positive for the virus can be contacted and given advice to follow. Until recently, the government recommended hospitality businesses to collect certain customer information. From 17 September however, this became a legal requirement.

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Deutsche Bank promotes from within to fill GC role

Deutsche Bank’s chief governance officer is to take up the post of general counsel, following the departure of Florian Drinhausen. The bank has appointed Karen Kuder to the role, who has been with the financial institution for nearly three decades. She became its chief governance officer in 2018 and was heavily involved in Deutsche Bank’s […]

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