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We have reported our highest ever revenue of £286m, up 8% from £264m* the previous year. The most significant growth came in North America, where revenue was up 24% to £55m, following a continued growth period fed by work from new and existing clients, a series of lateral hires and the opening of a new office in Delaware.
When one receives surgery, it is common to receive a separate invoice from the physician and the facility. The physician bills for performing the surgery, and the facility bills for providing the products and services necessary for the surgery to be performed. The latter is known as a “facility fee,” which often includes the operating room, drugs, diagnostic tests, scalpels, electrodes, etc.
Following on from the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, private companies are seeking to better position themselves and take steps towards promoting and practising meaningful sustainability. With this in mind, companies are reconsidering their policies, relationships and supply chains and are increasingly asking for their lawyers to ensure their documents provide a strong contractual basis for these changes.
The increase in the cost of living and the significant rise in inflation has the potential to have an adverse impact on debt recovery. However, taking proactive steps to tackle bad debt (as a creditor) and to resolve unpaid debt issues (as a debtor) can facilitate a swift resolution to solving problems without court intervention. In this article, we look at the impact of mounting debts from both a debtor and creditor perspective.
After years of discussion about ways to thwart the flow of so called dirty money, UK Parliament has fast tracked, in what has been reported to be at unprecedented speed, the journey of The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (ECA) in response to the recent armed conflict in Ukraine.
For many years, the UK has been given the unenvious title of being a hub for money-laundering, with UK enforcement agencies lacking the armoury to tackle the influx of dirty money. The fast-tracking of the Economic Crime Bill, in response to the Russia/Ukraine conflict, is a further attempt by the UK to financially cleanse UK PLC.
Crypto no longer represents a murky sector of investing but is now a legitimate asset class.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’.
On 5 March 2022, Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced details of Singapore’s new sanctions against Russia.
The sanctions which aim to constrain Russia’s capacity to conduct war against Ukraine and undermine its sovereignty fall within two broad categories:
- The imposition of export controls on items that can be directly used as weapons to inflict harm on or to subjugate the Ukrainians, and items that can contribute to offensive cyber operations.
- The imposition of financial measures targeted at designated Russian banks, entities and activities in Russia, and fund-raising activities benefiting the Russian government.
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.
It’s that time of the year again when the Kennedys Hong Kong financial regulatory team releases our annual review of financial regulatory investigations and proceedings.