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The recent mandatory quarantining of large blocks of people across Hong Kong has caused a significant amount of anxiety in the local community. Both employers and employees are affected by mandatory quarantine orders (MQOs) and often have little or no time to prepare before these bite.
Kennedys has promoted ten lawyers to its partnership. Four of those promoted are based in the UK, with six in the US. Kennedys’ worldwide partner count is now 280.
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has appointed Kennedys to its new legal claims panel to provide advice on the management of large and complex claims across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
Case review 2021-04-12
In this month’s brief, we highlight a case where Kennedys represented the successful defendant to defeat an alleged construction injury claim.
A summary of the latest global developments in the employment space including a case review of the Supreme Court decision of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake [19.03.21], a comparison of the treatment of the COVID-19 vaccination in the US, Denmark, India and the UK, remote working to be legislated in Ireland, Australia’s Fair Work Commission which can now determine general protections dismissal applications and the introduction of the Employment Amendment Ordinance 2020 in Hong Kong.
In this global update Kennedys' medical malpractice specialists from 16 jurisdictions across the globe discuss the operational and digital response of healthcare organisations and providers, to the pandemic.
One of Chinese historian Ray Huang’s most well-known books was titled “1587, A Year of No Significance”. In the book, he examined a series of insignificant goings on in 1587, being the mostly uneventful 15th Year in the reign of Ming Dynasty Emperor Wanli, and drew some larger historical narratives out of that.
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.