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Shoosmiths LLP | July 2024

Continuing the series on protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 we focus on gender reassignment and the need for employers to understand the legal protections and the potential consequences of failing to comply with them.  What is gender reassignment? A somewhat misunderstood protected characteristic, gender reassignment protects those who are either proposing to undergo, are undergoing or have undergone a process designed to change their sex ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2024

In recent years many automotive brands and manufacturers have been reviewing their sales and distribution channels often considering moving to agency arrangements (in whole or in part). Traditionally one of the main disadvantages of appointing agents was an agent’s entitlement to potentially significant mandatory payments on termination in certain circumstances but that could be about to change ...

ALRUD Law Firm | July 2024

Roskomnadzor (Russian Data Protection Authority) plans to make it easier for personal data subjects to revoke consent to the processing of personal data Roskomnadzor proposes making it possible to ****revoke consent**** to the processing of personal data “in one click” ...

Carey | July 2024

On July 2, 2024, the Central Bank of Chile ("BCCh") amended Chapters III.J.1, III.J.1.1, III.J.1.3, and III.J.2 of the Compendium of Financial Regulations (the "Compendium") governing the issuance and operation of payment cards. These modifications aim to reformulate the regulations applicable to Payment Processing Service Providers ("PSP") and include two new business models that previously lacked regulation ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2024

Back in February 2023, The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) revised and relaunched its model documents for early-stage investments. The model documents are widely used throughout the growth company ecosystem in the UK and provide a basis for the constitutional arrangements of most privately held businesses backed by institutional growth capital at all stages - from seed to pre-IPO ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2024

In this article we look at some of the key factors that influenced deal term trends through analysing the many transactions Shoosmiths advised on over the last year. For the third successive year Shoosmiths remained the UK’s most active law firm advising on mergers and acquisitions (according to Experian MarketIQ), acting on over 400 deals worth over £7bn in 2023 ...

Lavery Lawyers | July 2024

Greenwashing is a form of marketing that misrepresents a product, service or practice as having positive environmental effects,1 thereby misleading consumers and preventing them from making an informed purchasing decision.2 Several initiatives have been launched around the world to counter this practice. In California, a law requires business entities to disclose information in support of environmental claims ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2024

“The deference that Chevron requires of courts reviewing agency action cannot be squared with the [Administrative Procedures Act].”[1] The Administrative Procedures Act[2] (the “APA”) is a federal law that outlines the procedures that federal agencies must follow and provides federal courts with guidelines for reviewing the actions of these agencies ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | June 2024

Since our last edition, our team hosted a seminar regarding ad hoc and institutional arbitration. In this edition we present some of the key takeaways from this event. This edition also include an analysis of the use of limitation of liability clauses, based on guidelines set out in the most recent case law. Further we follow up on the latest climate litigation trends. We give you the details on the UK Supreme Court’s ruling concerning environmental impact assessments of combustion ...

ALRUD Law Firm | June 2024

Ban on foreign information security services from “unfriendly” jurisdictions Decree No. 250 of the Russian President dated 1 May 2022 “On Additional Measures to Ensure the Information Security of the Russian Federation” previously imposed restrictions on the ****use of foreign information security means**** ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

The Automated Vehicles Act (the Act) outlines the safety requirements that manufacturers and operators of automated vehicles will need to meet in order to deploy their goods and services on UK roads. In this article Ben Gardner outlines the key safety areas that will need to be considered ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | June 2024

The Board concluded that the NDPA does not have authority to impose coercive fines in ongoing cross-border cases. Only in exceptional cases may concerned data protection authorities, such as the NDPA, adopt provisional measures until three months on its own territory. The GDPR sets out that national powers, such as coercive fines, shall not impair the effective powers of the cooperation and consistency mechanism ...

Carey Olsen | June 2024

Carey Olsen promotes six lawyers to the partnership across Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey offices The six promotions bring the total number of partners across the Carey Olsen group to 84. Carey Olsen group managing partner Alex Ohlsson said: "Congratulations to Michelle, Richard, Tim, Rachel, Andrew and Nienke on their thoroughly deserved promotions ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2024

Bill Gates said in a blog post: “The development of AI is as fundamental as the creation of the microprocessor, the personal computer, the Internet, and the mobile phone. It will change the way people work, learn, travel, get health care, and communicate with each other. Entire industries will reorient around it. Businesses will distinguish themselves by how well they use it ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

The latest YouGov election poll is predicting that we are likely to have a Labour government on 4 July and this brings uncertainty for the Private Equity (PE) industry, specifically around the carried interest regime.Historically, it seemed to be a forgone conclusion that the carried interest ‘loophole’ would be closed should Labour take control of parliament ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

In its Primary Market Bulletin 49 (PMB 49) (published in May 2024), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issues a reminder to premium listed companies incorporated in the UK of their continuing disclosure obligations under the Listing Rules (LR). FCA issues reminders to listed companies on disclosure obligations The reminders emerged following a thematic 2023 review (the review) looking at disclosures made pursuant to LR 9.4 and LR 13 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

Whilst the impact of the upcoming general election remains to be seen, the Government has recently proposed scrapping the Commercial Agents Regulations for new agency arrangements. Background The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (CAR) implement the Commercial Agents Directive (86/653/EEC) (Directive) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

Shoosmiths’ FinTech partner, Luke Stubbs, was a speaker at the recent FinTech Week London Conference, participating in a panel discussion focused on international payments. FinTech Week London reflects the City's role as a FinTech hub and comprises a week of events culminating in a major conference, which Shoosmiths was proud to sponsor ...

Carey | June 2024

On August 1st, 2024, Law No.21,643 which amends the Labor Code regarding the prevention, investigation and sanctioning of labor, sexual harassment and workplace violence (the “Law”), will enter into force. General Ruling No.3813 (“General Ruling”), issued by the Superintendence of Social Security ("SUSESO") on June 7th, 2024, provides technical assistance in all matters covered by the new Article 211-A of the Labor Code ...

Carey | June 2024

On August 1st, Law No.21,643, which amends the Labor Code regarding the prevention, investigation and sanctioning of labor, sexual harassment and workplace violence (the “Law”), will enter into force. In this context, on June 7th, 2024, the Labor Board issued ruling No. 362/19, which establishes the meaning and scope of the amendments introduced by the Law (the “Ruling”). The most relevant aspects of the Ruling are the following: 1 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2024

  The ‘Digital Operational Resilience Act’ or “DORA” (Regulation (EU) 2022/2554) shall be enhancing and improving Information and Communications Technology (‘ICT’) operational risk requirements across various financial sectors. Subsequently, it imposes obligations on a vast array of different financial entities, as well as certain ICT service providers that assist such financial entities ...

Carey Olsen | June 2024

International Comparative Legal Guides Lending and Secured Finance 2024 - Jersey Contents Overview Guarantees Collateral Security Financial Assistance Syndicated Lending/Agency/Trustee/Transfers Withholding, Stamp and Other Taxes; Notarial and Other Costs Judicial Enforcement Bankruptcy Proceedings Jurisdictions and Waiver of Immunity Licensing LIBOR Replacement ESG Trends Other Matters   1. Overview 1 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

The Automated Vehicles Act (the Act) outlines how liability will be allocated when an automated vehicle commits a driving offence or is involved in an accident, together with certain information disclosure requirements to support regulatory investigations. In this article Ben Gardner outlines the key issues surrounding liability that will need to be considered ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

Manufacturers of internet or network connectable products for the UK market are now required to implement minimum security standards to protect such products from cyber-attacks. Importers and distributors are also impacted by these requirements ...

Buchalter | June 2024

June 14, 2024 By: Tricia A. Pham and Alexandra M. Shulman On Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Starbucks Corp. v. M. Kathleen McKinney, Case No. 23-367, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that district courts must apply a strict, four-factor test when adjudicating requests for preliminary injunctions brought by the NLRB against the employers it charges with unfair labor practices ...

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