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Ireland: Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021 update

On 20 October 2021, the General Scheme of the Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021 (General Scheme) was published. The General Scheme will address several insurance-related issues highlighted in the Action Plan for Insurance Reform. The Action Plan for Insurance Reform was published by the Department of Finance to reflect the insurance-related commitments made in the Programme for Government.

Dealing with construction material price inflation? Changes to public works contracts

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) has published interim amendments to the standard form Public Works Contracts under the Capital Works Management Framework. These interim amendments address the impact of recent construction material price increases and supply chain disruptions prompted by the pandemic, and to a lesser extent, Brexit.

The 2020 Global MNC Tax Complexity Project

The 2020 Global Multinational Corporation Tax Complexity Project has now been made available at https://www.taxcomplexity.org/. The project is the result of joint research between Deborah Schanz of LMU Munich and Caren Sureth-Sloan of Paderborn University.

A fund manager’s guide to 2022

In this first edition of the Asset Management & Investment Funds Update in 2022, William Fry analyses key upcoming dates and deadlines to assist funds’ and fund managers’ compliance preparations for what is likely to be another busy, yet opportunity-filled, year for the sector.

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Canadian product stewardship and epr: a review of 2021 and beyond

Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.

Future of work: Future of flexibility

Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?

Domestic CCTV: are you compliant?

The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.

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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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The Lawyer Awards 2021: Shortlist revealed

The Lawyer Awards takes place in November this year, with scores of firms, in-house teams and chambers making the shortlist. The winners will be announced in our virtual awards ceremony, taking place on Tuesday 2 November. Last year saw Keystone win the top prize, as the coronavirus pandemic vindicated the firm’s non-traditional and remote working model in spades. […]

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