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Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Following the UK Government’s announcement in August 2023 of plans to extend the recognition of the CE marking ‘indefinitely’, the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has announced its intention to propose legislation in the spring of 2024 that will indefinitely recognise CE marking for many types of products sold in Great Britain (GB) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

The Department for Transport today announced that design work on the £1.75 billion Midlands Rail Hub can commence with an injection of £123 million. The Midlands Rail Hub project is poised to transform rail connectivity in the heart of England, promising significant benefits for commuters and travellers alike. This is a comprehensive upgrade project that aims to enhance rail services across the Midlands region ...

Afridi & Angell | February 2024

in the past week, guidance has been provided by both the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) regarding deadlines for Corporate Tax registration.The new deadlines have the potential to significantly reduce the time left for meeting the deadlines for Corporate Tax registration. For example, certain applicable taxable persons will be required to submit the Corporate Tax registration applications by 31 May 2024 in order to avoid a violation and the applicable penalties ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

In our second article in the series focusing on discrimination in the workplace, we consider race, one of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, including what the term covers and what issues commonly arise in the workplace. What is race? Race is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

Liverpool’s impressive Spine building was the backdrop for the North West Hydrogen Alliance’s conference focussed on delivering the hydrogen economy. Appropriately, for an event with such an ambitious title, the occasion drew participants and presenters from various segments of the value chain. On the production side, BP and Cadent announced plans for a new 250MW plant ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | March 2024

Christian Vestheim focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investments, and Private Equity. He has extensive experience with Private Equity and venture capital transactions, and has assisted numerous national and international clients with investments and acquisitions. Christian has worked on transactions across various sectors, with a particular focus on technology in recent years ...

Kudun and Partners | March 2024

After the fundamental changes to the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand (the “CCC”) under the Civil and Commercial Code Amendment No. 23 B.E. 2565 (2022) (the “Amendment”), which becomes effective on February 7, 2023, in order tomodernize corporate formalities for the private limited companies in Thailand, the Cabinet recently approved two drafted ministerial regulations to provide clarity and further elaborate on the Amendment ...

Lavery Lawyers | March 2024

At a time when the pandemic is continuing to have repercussions and we are experiencing a severe labour shortage, the educational childcare sector is facing unprecedented challenges. These circumstances have led to a reassessment of the standards relating to the presence of qualified childcare staff with children ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

Previous European data protection laws only covered controllers of personal data. From 2018 processors can be fined and pay compensation for data breaches in their own right. Is this happening, and what can we learn about managing data processing risks? Looking at GDPR enforcement in the UK and EU, you would be forgiven for thinking that new liabilities for data processors since the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 has not made much difference ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

As digital platforms continue to dominate, the gig economy provides jobs that enable flexible working. This article seeks to explore the recent state of play regarding gig-economy working in the UK, and how employers can comply with their obligations. What is the gig-economy? The gig-economy reflects the labour market in which typically short-term jobs are carried out over digital platforms by individuals who can fit such work around their other commitments ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

With Mother’s Day approaching this Sunday, a day seen by many as one to celebrate and recognise fantastic, supportive, loving motherly figures, it is for others a day full of challenges and sadness ...

    Author: Samiron Borkataky (Partner) and Srishti Kanwar (Senior Associate) On January 30, 2024, the Ministry of Women and Child Development released the National Minimum Standards and Protocol for Crèches (Operation and Management) (“NMSPC”). The NMSPC provides a comprehensive framework for setting up and managing crèche facilities and seeks to ensure quality childcare services by standardizing and institutionalizing care practices ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Carey Olsen advises XBTO Global on acquisition of Stablehouse and XBTO International Stablehouse is a digital asset custody and trading platform that helps institutions mitigate risk with security, insolvency remote protection and regulatory compliance, and its combined acquisition together with XBTO International by XBTO Global allows the group to provide integrated and comprehensive digital asset services through a single platform ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Carey Olsen advises certain sellers in GFL Environmental's secondary offering The selling shareholders, which included BC Partners, GIC, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Poole Private Capital, LLC, and entities affiliated with HPS Investment Partners, LLC, collectively agreed to sell 21,000,000 subordinate voting shares at the public offering price of US$34.45 per share in a fully underwritten secondary transaction. RBC Capital Markets, LLC and RBC Dominion Securities Inc ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

At any hour, your company is vulnerable to cybercriminals aiming to cripple your operations. The repercussions are vast, from productivity loss to compromising sensitive information, which erodes trust with customers and employees alike. The financial toll and reputational harm can be severe and lasting. Whether facing a widespread assault or a precise strike, these attacks are escalating in frequency, sophistication and financial impact ...

Plesner | March 2024

The use of AI systems and chatbots by employees and employers is gaining more and more foothold at workplaces. It is relevant for the employer to be aware of the regulation applicable to employees' use of AI systems and chatbots and to ensure that the employer's own use of AI systems takes place within the applicable regulation in terms of employment and personal data law. Use of AI Systems by Employees AI systems and chatbots are useful tools for employees ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

Following chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget speech made on 6 March 2024, legal experts at law firm Shoosmiths share their views on the announcements ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

Expanding its ability to detect and pursue security incidents, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized an amendment to the Safeguards Rule[1] on October 27, 2023 requiring non-banking financial institutions to report certain data breaches. By extending this data privacy protection to customers of all financial institutions, this amendment demands fintech firms across the country revisit their cybersecurity and incident-response policies. I ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Carey Olsen Bermuda celebrates International Women's Day 2024 The panel was moderated by Carey Olsen senior associate Laura Kearns and featured SVP senior legal counsel at Butterfield Bank, Kim Simmons; the Honourable Mrs Justice Shade Subair Williams; group head of trust services at Lombard Odier Group, Charmaine Tucker; and Carey Olsen senior counsel Claire van Overdijk KC ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Bermudian lawyer Yan-Xia Rogers returns home to join Carey Olsen Yan-Xia will specialise in corporate and commercial law, advising clients on a range of cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. Having moved to London in 2020, Yan-Xia worked for a year as a paralegal at Broadgate Legal before training as a solicitor at Kennedys Law LLP in London, with a focus on regulatory, corporate, product liability law and insurance litigation ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Succession of digital assets in Guernsey What are digital assets? The term "digital assets" does not yet have a legal definition in Guernsey but it can broadly be understood to mean any asset that is represented digitally or electronically.[1] Digital assets include: cryptocurrencies; NFTs; social media accounts; photos, audio files and video stored in the cloud; reward cards/loyalty programmes; online bank accounts; email accounts; eBooks; websites ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

On March 8, 2024, just days before it was set to take effect, U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker of the Eastern District of Texas vacated the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB’s”) recent rule on determining the standard for joint-employer status. The NLRB issued the rule on October 26, 2023. It established a seven-factor analysis, under a two-step test, for determining joint employer status ...

Violence in the workplace is something all employers prohibit and try to prevent. Healthcare employers have a tougher time, because the violence often comes from patients. How do you best protect workers while still providing needed patient care? There are no federal laws addressing this issue, so some states have stepped in. Recently, Texas joined states like California in enacting statutory protections against workplace violence directed at healthcare workers.[1] Texas S.B ...

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