Herbert Smith Freehills
On 31 January 2020, at 11pm GMT, the UK ceased to be a Member State of the EU and the transition period provided for in Article 126 of the Withdrawal Agreement started to run.
Onno Bouwmeister, Global Sector Head - Private Equity at Vistra, writes an open letter to the PE industry about the major role it could play in driving the ESG agenda.
Clyde & Co
On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization ("WHO") declared the Novel Coronavirus (now called COVID-19) a "public health emergency of international concern".
Clyde & Co
The volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the insurance sector increased 10% in 2019 with 419 deals completed worldwide, up from 382 in 2018.
The recent English judgment of System Building Services Group Limited¹ is an important decision for directors of offshore companies in 'soft touch' provisional liquidation, ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
It is often taken for granted that only the named parties to a contract can enforce it. The English Court of Appeal has recently considered an important derogation from that assumption
It seems that climate change awareness and interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues among investors, politicians, millennials and society at large has reached a tipping point.
The PRA and the FCA are taking a closer look at culture in the insurance industry in an unprecedented way.
Ask this question to Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, and the answer would be yes — amid new technologies and chaotic geopolitics, "traditional conglomerates," he says, "have no future."
The US Passive Foreign Investment Company (‘PFIC') rules cast a sizeable shadow over cross-border US-UK investment. International tax planners generally appreciate that the PFIC rules
On 6 December 2019, the Witness Evidence Working Group (WEWG) published its report on improvements to the current practice regarding factual witness evidence
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
The Premium Segment of the London Stock Exchange is London's highest standard listing regime: companies listed on the Premium Segment must comply with stringent eligibility criteria and continuing obligations.
The High Court of England and Wales has issued an important judgment concerning the fiduciary duties of directors.
In December 2019, the Alberta Securities Commission (the "ASC") released its 2019 Corporate Finance Disclosure Report (the "Report"). This bulletin summarizes the ASC's key findings and pursuant to...
2019 brought some interesting and important case law of relevance to Scottish commercial contract lawyers. Summarised below are our pick of 2019's top contract law cases from north and south of the border.
The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive has just come in to force in the UK by way of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (the "Regulations").
With two months until the changes to IR35 come into force, all medium to large companies in the private sector need to determine the tax status of their contractors, or risk facing financial liabilities.
In an important decision for in-house lawyers in particular, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that documents will only benefit from legal advice privilege where they are prepared...
Herbert Smith Freehills
CEO Mark Rigotti talks to business journalist James Ashton about his experience leading the firm.
Further demonstrating the longevity and recognition of the expanding success of the franchise model overseas, within merely a few weeks of each other...