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Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

In April 2024, the FCA issued practical steps and finalised guidance on the Anti-Greenwashing rule, effective from 31 May 2024, ushering forth the FCA's regulatory priority accorded to ESG and sustainability. On 28 November 2023, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published consultation paper, GC23/3, (the “CP”) outlining its proposed guidance on the Anti-Greenwashing rule (ESG 4.3.1R, the “Rule”) ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2024

  Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles have emerged as a crucial framework for assessing the sustainability and societal impact of businesses ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

The gig economy was created out of a desire for services to be on demand with limitless flexibility. If elected, Labour has pledged to provide greater job security and remove the distinction between worker and employee – are the two in conflict? The gig economy is a term that describes a labour market where workers are hired to perform tasks on a short-term, flexible basis, rather than into permanent or full-time jobs ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2024

In a unanimous decision today, the Supreme Court rejected efforts to limit access to the abortion pill mifepristone, overturning an earlier decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court ruled that the physicians and medical associations who brought the case did not have the right to challenge the FDA's regulation of the drug. To have standing, plaintiffs must show they have a “personal stake” in the case ...

As a young lawyer, you might be struggling to believe that you can make a difference and to figure out how to do so. You might also be wondering how to gain the courtroom experience seemingly necessary to build a legal practice. If either of these is true, consider how pro bono litigation has impacted our legal system and could impact your career. Even if you read no further, take this advice: volunteer for pro bono cases. In Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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) ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2024

  Malta has been a forerunner in regulating digital assets with the introduction of the Virtual Financial Assets Act, Chapter 590 of the Laws of Malta (the “VFA Act”) back in 2018.  Following its approval in 2022 and publication in 2023, Regulation (EU) 2023/1114 of the European Parliament and Council on markets in crypto-assets (“MiCAR”) has an 18-month window to become fully enforceable by 30th December 2024 ...

Carey Olsen | June 2024

Carey Olsen announces new executive leadership team Current group managing partner Alex Ohlsson, who has led the firm's international expansion and held a pivotal role in establishing Carey Olsen as one of the world's leading offshore law firms, is to become group chairman. He will succeed John Kelleher, a key player in the success of the firm, who has served more than 12 years in the role and will remain at Carey Olsen as a partner in the Jersey litigation team ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2024

Conflicting interpretations of the causation standard in two AKS-predicated False Claims Act cases in the District of Massachusetts, Teva and Regeneron, mirrored the circuit split on the issue and led to interlocutory appeals before the First Circuit. The court’s eventual decision could have a major impact on the national landscape around this high-stakes question ...

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 ...

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 ...

In a special report prepared with Conventus Law, SyCipLaw partner Ma. Patricia B. Paz-Jacoba and senior associate Ramon I. Rocha IV gave updates on the Philippines' enhanced Anti-Money Laundering (AML) enforcement framework, and provided insights for organizations looking to adopt a more proactive approach to AML compliance and risk management ...

Carey Olsen | July 2024

Carey Olsen announces 12 senior promotions across the group Those promoted to counsel are: Nigel Smith (Litigation, Cayman Islands) Pierre Ali-Noor (Litigation, Jersey) Elizabeth Le Guillou (Trusts and Private Wealth, Jersey) Thomas MacAdie (Corporate, Jersey) Ashley Morrison (Corporate, Jersey) Those promoted to senior associate are: Daniel Long (Corporate, Guernsey) Edward Kelleher (Corporate, Jersey) Catriona Urquhart (Corporate, Jersey) Harry Hadjiyannis (Corporate, London

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2024

Shoosmiths’ Commercial Energy and Mobility partner, Chris Pritchett moderated a panel discussion on the progress towards net zero adoption in passenger vehicles at the recent SMMT International Automotive Summit 2024. An overarching theme applying to all sessions across the day was the industry roadmap for the transition to net zero ...

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 | July 2024

Recently, the Ohio General Assembly passed a bill, Substitute S.B. 40, which will enter Ohio as a party to the new Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact, and ultimately allow dentists and hygienists practicing in other compact states to practice in Ohio. This summer, the compact will form its commission, and will continue to work on operationalizing into 2025 before officially opening privilege applications ...

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