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Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
It is a challenge to find an actor in any commercial sphere who has not heard of blockchain. While most commonly associated with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin developed by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, the applicability and uses of blockchain have since become far more wide reaching. This is owing to its key tenets - it is decentralised, digital and immutable which makes it a prime tool in a variety of sectors, from insurance to healthcare.
Kennedys has been appointed to the panel of Recognise Bank, a new SME-focused UK bank operating in London, the Midlands, Manchester and Leeds.
Kennedys has appointed partner Tobin Ashby to its growing corporate insurance, financial regulation and products practice as part of a strategic drive to expand its non-contentious services to the insurance sector.
The Australian Government has announced that it is undertaking a review of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the “Privacy Act”) and consider options for reform. The review is the latest step in a series of proposals to reform the Privacy Act that commenced early last year.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
Bermuda, as a British Overseas Territory, is a party to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (the United Kingdom being the relevant contracting state on behalf of Bermuda, having ratified the Convention on Bermuda’s behalf).
Our latest thinking into the insurance impacts arising from the ongoing crisis is offered against a positive step in the UK exit strategy. Abbott and Roche have now both been approved to provide COVID-19 antibody tests in the UK.
In this article, we consider the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment practices liability (EPL) claims both immediately and in the longer term.
We are delighted to confirm the promotion of thirteen lawyers to our partnership across practice areas including commercial, employment and healthcare, as well as specialist areas of insurance and liability that include cyber, property and construction, professional liability, travel, abuse and fraud. Eight of those promoted are based in the UK, with four in the US and one in Australia. Our worldwide partner count is now 264.