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We are pleased to announce another key appointment to our growing corporate and commercial division. Partner Matthew Poli, who joins from (formerly) BLM, will be based in London but will work with clients globally on a broad range of non-contentious matters.
Case review 21-07-2022
The Supreme Court has ruled the correct method to calculate holiday pay entitlement for an employee with no fixed working pattern, namely, on the basis of average weekly pay over a 12-week reference period ignoring weeks not worked. Here, we provide a brief overview of the conclusion reached by the Supreme Court in Harpur Trust v Brazel and offer initial observations.
Today we announced the launch of our in-depth report, 'Rewriting the risk: Addressing the challenges of climate change', which finds that the underwriting practices of (re)insurers are a major catalyst for change among businesses in the ongoing climate crisis.
Our latest global report finds that the insurance industry has a central role in building wider understanding about climate-related risks and in mitigating against those risks.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the vast majority of businesses who were able to switch to remote working did so, as an alternative to all out closure. Post-pandemic, many are embracing hybrid working. However, for all of the benefits hybrid working offers, it also has the potential to slow, or even reverse progress towards gender parity in business.
The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 was given Royal Assent on 15 March 2022. The purpose of the Act is to set a global standard for transparency of real estate ownership, and to help eliminate foreign criminals from using UK property as a money laundering vehicle or in breach of sanctions.
The decision of the Supreme Court of Bermuda in Re Ping An Securities Group (Holdings) Limited is a useful reminder of the facts that the jurisdiction to appoint liquidators following first meetings is discretionary and that creditor autonomy in the matter of appointments is not unlimited.
Crypto no longer represents a murky sector of investing but is now a legitimate asset class. Mainstream investors are increasingly including crypto in portfolios as an inflation hedge alongside traditional assets. While crypto has been catapulted into the mainstream in the last couple of years or so, ESG – incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance measures into running a business - has been a topic of discussion since the seminal 2004 UN report ‘Who Cares Wins’.
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Delaware, continuing our expansion in the US.
We are delighted to once again be attending MIPIM, the internationally-renowned property conference taking place from 15 - 18 March 2022 in Cannes, France. The global property showcase is returning this year for the first time since 2019.