On December 24, 2020 the EU and the UK reached, following difficult negotiations characterized by a lengthy stand-off over a limited number of issues, an agreement in principle on a...
In view of the upcoming expiry, on 31 December 2020, of the current "Brexit-transition period" during which the full body of EU law continues to apply in the UK, this newsletter addresses certain...
Since 1 January 2021, the EU and the UK have provisionally applied, pending the EU's internal ratification thereof, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement ("TCA") that sets the terms for their...
The Sovereign Group
On 31 December 2020, the UK and Spain announced an agreement in principle under which Gibraltar would join the EU's Schengen Area. The EU and Britain will now negotiate a new treaty that is ...
Arnold & Porter
The marketing and distribution in the European Union of alternative investment funds is currently going through a series of changes not seen since the European Union Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive...
The "Find It, Fix It, Prevent It" initiative, which extends to some 56 large investors including M & G, Fidelity International, Schroeder's and Edentree, seeks to increase the effectiveness...
The U.K. Supreme Court has handed down its much-anticipated judgment in the KBR case, R (on the application of KBR, Inc) v. Director of the Serious Fraud Office  UKSC 2...
The recent UK Supreme Court ruling that Uber drivers are workers and not independent contractors has implications for pension provision in the gig economy sector.
Gill Jennings & Every
The development of Augmented Reality (AR) assisted surgical techniques is moving rapidly, with GlobalData predicting the next 10 years will see the AR market in health care reach $76...
Katten Muchin Rosenman
On the eve of the UK's exit from the EU on 31 December 2020, the UK Government published the concise but game-changing piece of legislation.
AutoStore AS has developed a revolutionary cube-based automated warehouse storage and retrieval system, with now over 600 installations in over 35 countries.
The EPO has launched a public user consultation on its Guidelines 2021, which have entered into force on 1 March 2021.
The Statutory Instrument repeals and revokes domestic legislation concerning the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the European Patent with Unitary Effect.
At first instance, the judge held that the unconditional amendments were impermissible on the ground of added matter, but that the conditionally amended claims were valid.
Immigration fees have risen sharply in the past few years. Demand for immigration fee waivers is also on the up; but who qualifies and what does the Home Office guidance say?
Our Walker Morris Technology & Digital team have a focus on cutting edge Technologies, both for our clients and as a business, embracing the new Digital World around us.
Every 2 months, our experts from around the world put together an Update on the law on immigration & global mobility, setting out recent changes to the law. See our Update for April 2021...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On March 29, 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published final rules that will create a new operational resilience framework for banks, building societies, solvency II firms, recognized...
The Sovereign Group
For many of us, the Covid pandemic has provided a very practical demonstration that it is not only possible, but equally productive, to work remotely. Some have been forced to work ...
The intercreditor frameworks applicable to a given financing structure in a particular market are often fairly settled, but in cross-border financings for European borrowers or other financings...