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A draft commercial hub practice direction has been published in Northern Ireland. The practice direction will come into operation on 1 November 2021 and will replace the previous commercial hub practice direction which was introduced in 2019.
We are pleased to have boosted our Israel office with the appointment of Ilana Bar, one of the country’s most respected corporate insurance and institutional entities lawyers.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2022, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
Kennedys has continued its growth in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman. This office opening is in response to client demand for a presence in Oman, and sees Kennedys become the only international insurance-focused law firm in the country.
Kennedys has relocated its Manchester team to new premises in the city following further expansion in the team. Kennedys opened in Manchester in October 2008 with a team of 12 and in October 2016 the team moved to larger premises in The Tootal buildings.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP delivered his second budget yesterday which predominantly focused on maintaining, extending and creating new COVID-19 measures. This budget was a response to the pandemic first and foremost and, on that front, it more than delivered. Here, our commercial experts provide an overview of what the measures mean to businesses in a number of critical areas.
Kennedys continues to deepen its bench of offerings with the addition of partner Jared Greisman to its New York office. He joins from Goldberg Segalla, where he was a partner in the global insurance services team and chaired his first-party property practice.
It will long be remembered that the big tech social media platforms “de-platformed” a President of the United States and denied Donald Trump his media connection of choice at a critical time.
Understandably there has been much focus of late on how Brexit impacts upon European and UK cross-border insolvencies going forward, some of which has been touched upon in our previous article. Here, we consider how insolvency officers in the USA can seek insolvency assistance in the UK and whether this may differ from the approach to be taken by insolvency office holders in Europe.
Despite the “push to the eleventh hour”, the initial response to the achievement of a trade deal was one of positivity and relief. Relief that the deal would provide some certainty and avoid widespread disruption. This response although entirely understandable given the confusion of the last 4½ years of negotiations, ignores both the most positive, and most negative, aspects of the deal.