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ALRUD Law Firm | February 2024

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Special economic measures introduced in 2022 due to “unfriendly” actions of certain foreign states against the Russian Federation have been subject to development and clarification during 2023. We have already highlighted some key aspects of 2023 countersanctions regulation in another newsletter, and here we would like to pay more attention to the corporate and some other regulatory issues. 1 ...

Lavery Lawyers | February 2024

Over the last several years, member countries of the OECD, including Canada and the U.S., have committed to various international undertakings dealing with corporate governance. In keeping with these commitments, since 2019, the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) has required business corporations incorporated under the CBCA to prepare and maintain a register of individuals with significant control over the corporation ...

Carey Olsen | February 2024

18 Carey Olsen lawyers recognised in Chambers Global 2024 Guide The firm's Bermuda team has been ranked Band 1 for Dispute Resolution and Band 2 for Corporate and Finance and Insurance respectively, with one client stating that the team has "highly reliable partners with extensive knowledge" who provide "exceptional service and top-level responsiveness". In the BVI, Carey Olsen has also maintained its strong rankings in Corporate and Finance and Dispute Resolution ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | February 2024

In a 2023 trip and fall case, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted summary judgment in favor of Defendant Wal-Mart. Kozlowski v. Wal-Mart Stores E., LP, No. 5:21-cv-261-ACC-PRL, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116861 (M.D. Fla. May 19, 2023). The plaintiff alleged that she tripped due to humps and ripples in a floor mat at the front entrance of the store ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Obtaining a medical report on an employee can be a sensitive and complex process. We set out our top tips for employers, including the key matters to include in the letter of instruction and the legal considerations they need to navigate. When to seek a medical report There are several situations where an employer might seek a medical report on an employee or prospective employee ...

Carey Olsen | February 2024

Pleading failures and allegations of breach of good faith treated with the Utmost seriousness Background IHSL was Utmost's agent and sole distributor of insurance policies in the Cayman Islands, with the terms of the relationship governed by an agency agreement executed in 2016 (the "Agency Agreement") ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

One of the main features of the cryptocurrency market is how unpredictable it is - the value of cryptocurrencies can rise and fall sharply, depending on how investors feel about them or the social media hype around them at the time ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Unexpectedly, Home Office guidance Employer’s guide to right to work checks has been updated to expand on the required steps for employers who are taking on an individual to carry out ‘supplementary employment’. It now helpfully gives clarification on what steps should be undertaken to ensure that right to work checks for this category of employees are done correctly ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Recent surveys have revealed the shocking statistic that 90% of breastfeeding mothers are forced to use a toilet or are not provided with a suitable space to express their breastmilk at work. We look at what employers can do to rectify this issue in order to offer the appropriate level of support to new mums. Returning to work following maternity leave can be a daunting prospect, particularly if this is the first time that an employee has been apart from their baby for long periods of time ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Yesterday, Shoosmiths hosted an event by The Fashion Network titled ‘The Future of Social Commerce: Connecting Business with Community’. During this event we heard from fashion industry leaders on social commerce's transformative impact on fashion and FMCG ecommerce - in partnership with The Ecommerce Club ...

Carey Olsen | February 2024

Assessing lender risk in fund finance markets 2024 (GLI chapter) Contents  Risk analysis in an evolving market Complex Fund structures Typical structures in our jurisdictions Feeder vehicles Legal perspective Market risk Competition in the market Concentration risk Liquidity risk ESG risks Conclusion Acknowledgment  Risk analysis in an evolving market Despite being a relatively long-standing lending product, there have been limited public payment defaults by f

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | February 2024

Expanded employee definition (Section 1-8 of the Working Environment Act) The Norwegian Working Environment Act (WEA) has introduced a new definition of the term «employee» in Section 1-8: «In this Act, an employee means anyone who performs work in the service of and subordinate to another ...

Carey Olsen | February 2024

Carey Olsen advises Epiris on launch of £1 billion buyout fund Epiris invests in opportunities to transform businesses in partnership with exceptional management teams. The firm targets UK and international businesses with an enterprise value of between £75 million and £500 million. Fund III has already deployed more than 20% of its total capital across four investments: Delinian, Lonestar, Pure Cremation and GSF ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

From chatbots to ChatGPT, AI is transforming the way that businesses interact with consumers. Businesses should be mindful of the risks surrounding the use of AI when interacting with consumers. In this article, we offer practical guidance for businesses seeking to utilise this fast-emerging technology. AI and consumer law: the pros and the cons AI and consumer protection is not a one-sided story ...

Carey Olsen | February 2024

Carey Olsen Bermuda Band 1 in Chambers Global 2024 Clients praised the firm with a wide range of testimonials, noting its "highly reliable partners with extensive knowledge" who provide "exceptional service and top-level responsiveness". The latest Chambers' rankings add to Carey Olsen Bermuda's recent achievements with the firm also being ranked Band 1 in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide and the Chambers FinTech Guide ...

Carey Olsen | February 2024

Carey Olsen lawyers named among top private client advisers by Private Client Global Elite The Directory features the top 250 private client advisers in two categories, Tier 1 – Private Global Elite and Tier 2 – Private Global Excellence, as chosen by their peers within the private wealth industry ...

ALRUD Law Firm | February 2024

The Supreme Court has considered the Westwalk case and ruled that foreign companies can be legally recognized as bankrupt if there is a "close connection" with Russia. Bankruptcy of foreigners was first commenced in 2016, but for a long was applied only to individuals1. The Arbitrazh Court of the Chelyabinsk Region opened Pandora's box in 2022 with respect to a company from the island of Nevis, which was only formally registered there ...

Krogerus | February 2024

2023 was largely characterised by macroeconomic volatility and heightened geopolitical tension. Due to this, many companies are now facing unexpected legal disputes after finding themselves or their contractual counterparties in distressed situations. Disputes Day 2024 will therefore focus on Disputes and Distressed Parties. The event will be organised on 19 March and it aims to provide practical insights to help companies navigate the complexities of legal disputes ...

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