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A roundup of recent global cyber-related developments, including the introduction of mandatory data breach notification requirements in Singapore, the digitisation of insured businesses and resulting risks to insurers, the Bermuda Cyber Underwriting Report, corporate forum shopping for favourable data protection laws and the New York launch of the Cyber Insurance Risk Framework.
Temporary relief to the construction industry in Singapore - The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic remains, at the time of writing, an ongoing event which has brought about economic disruption on an alarming scale. Due to its unprecedented virulent and contagious nature, as well as its unforeseeability and potential for containment, the COVID-19 pandemic has, in many countries, precipitated hard stoppages (or else, severe limitations) ordered by governments to curb the spread of the disease.
The Legal 500 APAC 2021 results has seen Kennedys build on our 2020 achievements and confirmed the strength of the firm’s reputation across the region.
In the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal’s annual global Transport guide, 18 Kennedys lawyers have been recommended as ‘Global Leaders’ for Aviation Contentious, Aviation Finance, Aviation Regulatory, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Shipping across eight countries (Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Peru, Singapore, UAE, UK, and the US).
Kennedys continues to grow in 2021, with the acquisition of Langleys’ insurance team. This sees Kennedys opening an office in Leeds, our 12th in the UK and 42nd globally. The new office will be headed up by David Thompson formerly Managing Partner and Head of Insurance at Langleys.
The legal technology market has a natural fascination for the new. Words like “launches”, “debuts”, “unveils” are the narrative that propels a growing niche of alternative offerings that are increasingly an adjunct to most big firms.
The launch of the 2021 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific has seen Kennedys build on our 2020 achievements and confirmed the strength of the firm’s reputation across the region.
As airlines continue to weather the pandemic storm, lessors are bracing themselves for an increasingly difficult landscape. In an appeal decision emanating from Australia last month, the Federal Court in New South Wales, handed down a decision that will weigh heavily on global decision-makers at banks and lessors.
Kennedys has announced that partners Victoria Clucas and Bill Evans have moved from London to Dubai as part of the firm’s plans to strengthen its capabilities across the Gulf and Middle East region.
Kennedys’ global footprint means we are uniquely placed to review the impact of COVID-19 in the legal casualty market, and on the functioning of court systems in our different jurisdictions.