From ongoing Brexit fallout and domestic political turmoil to landmark disputes, our quarterly global guide provides insight on the key legal developments impacting business
Our General Counsel Update provides a multi-jurisdictional summary of the major legal developments in the UK and includes key updates from around the world. Our latest edition recounts developments since our spring update and provides guidance for businesses facing these consequential challenges.
This instalment kicks off with a feature-length article providing reflections from a handful of senior legal chiefs across different sectors to gain insight on their workplace challenges during the pandemic. In particular, it focuses on how general counsel overcame significant hurdles and put in place new initiatives to make the most of some of the unexpected benefits of this turbulent time.
The publication also continues its deeper look into legal developments such as the effects of the new registration regime for overseas entities owning UK property, as well as an assessment of the new Building Safety Act and other potential changes to the private rental sector.
Elsewhere, in the world of litigation there have been many developments including the culmination of a landmark case on securities claims and the expansion of powers to serve English proceedings abroad. Meanwhile, in the employment space, the Supreme Court ruled standardised holiday pay calculation for part-year workers unlawful, which could lead to a host of new historic pay claims.
ESG's continued relevance across jurisdictions is also highlighted, with our Spanish office's contribution on how businesses are set to face new reporting requirements as the European Commission zeros in on environmental and human rights concerns. Moreover, we consider how the UK's new Prime Minister will have his green credentials tested by pressures from the Office for Environmental Protection.
All these developments fall against the backdrop of recent unexpected political gyrations and heightened economic uncertainty, particularly in the UK. With the world beset by change, both this edition and future editions of the General Counsel Update will help modern businesses prepare.