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Global law firm Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
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.
Kennedys is delighted to announce the appointment of financial lines specialist Emily Schneider as a partner in the firm’s Insurance group in Melbourne. Emily joins Kennedys from Barry.Nilsson, where she was a special counsel.
Tucked away at section 100 and Schedule 13 of the Finance Act 2020 (FA 2020) are some significant and wide ranging provisions that relate to circumstances in which directors (and others) can find themselves held personally liable for their company’s tax debts within an insolvency context. The provisions apply to LLPs as well as companies. This article considers the circumstances pursuant to which such liability can arise for those involved in company management with reference to the issue of repeated company insolvency.
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.
Case review 2020-10-02
Sevilleja v Marex Finance [15.07.20]: on 15 July 2020, the Supreme Court handed down its long awaited judgment on the principle of ‘reflective loss’.
We consider the latest significant court decisions impacting claims arising from professional liability and financial lines policies and products.
On 18 June 2020, the Bank of England (the Bank) released its first report regarding its own exposures to climate change-related financial risks and its proposed strategy to manage those risks effectively.
Case review 2020-06-26
Pre-action disclosure can no longer be used as a ‘fishing expedition’ to further advance a claimant’s case
This decision, which labels pre-action disclosure as not “the norm” should leave claimants thinking twice about making an application for pre-action disclosure where their case can already be made with the documents available.
Kennedys has continued its growth in the United States with the opening of its first West Coast office, in San Francisco, and the addition of a four-partner team.