02 October 2020
ÁREAS DE IMPACTO: Nuevas medidas concursales y societarias para hacer frente a la crisis generada por el Covid-19 (España)
El pasado 20 de septiembre de 2020, entró en vigor la Ley 3/2020, de 18 de septiembre, de medidas procesales y organizativas para hacer frente al COVID-19 en el ámbito de la Administración de Justicia.
23 September 2020
People: New remote work regulations (Spain)
On 23 September 2020, the Spanish Official State Journal (Boletín Oficial del Estado) published Royal Decree-law 28/2020, of 22 September (“RDL 28/2020”), on remote work. The new regulation will enter into effect 20 days after its publication, in all matters relating to the regulation of this form...
15 September 2020
Future Cities Series: Views from our sector experts
This series examines the most pressing issues facing our cities in the post-Covid era. We have taken a cross-sector view of the legal and regulatory impacts of the pandemic and have scrutinised the key areas that are likely to be affected by it. Across each of those areas, our sector experts...
15 September 2020
Future Cities Series: Beyond Applause – Key workers in future cities
The contribution made by key workers to our cities has never been more essential – or more appreciated. Yet many of our cities are increasingly unaffordable for nurses, paramedics, teachers and police officers. The Covid‑19 pandemic may result in a renewed focus on enabling key workers to live and...
04 September 2020
Spain is in the process of approving a full set of new regulations to achieve the goal of climate-neutrality by 2050
Spain´s Government is fully committed to take the lead in decarbonization of economy and is in the path of approving a full set of regulations aiming for net-zero emissions that should be carefully taken into account by companies and investors.
20 August 2020
Corporate Crime Update - August 2020
Welcome to the August 2020 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the links...
18 August 2020
Inside Arbitration - Issue 10
Inside Arbitration is intended to give our clients a personal insight by sharing with you the perspectives of our international arbitration partners from across the globe. Our articles look at the global landscape for disputes and dispute resolution, commenting on regional trends in particular...
18 August 2020
Inside arbitration: A balance of obligations: The response to the COVID 19 pandemic and investment treaty protections
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt across the globe. States have had to make some difficult decisions in response to the spread of the virus while trying to mitigate both economic and societal damage in the short and longer term. This has led to the introduction of a whole range of...
11 August 2020
UPC Structure – local, regional and central divisions
The UPC will have a Court of First Instance (divided into local, regional and central divisions) and a Court of Appeal (Luxembourg). Cases will commence in any one of these divisions according to the subject matter and the prescribed division set out in the UPCA and the UPC Rules. The main seat of...
30 July 2020
Human rights arguments increasingly deployed in climate change litigation
There has been a significant rise over the past five years in the number of climate change claims that have been based (at least in part) on human rights principles, according to the latest report from the London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment...
21 July 2020
Can predictive analytics prevent employee misconduct?
With predictive policing and crime forecasting gaining attention, although not always good, it is not surprising that businesses are considering how to deploy analytics in their fight against employee misconduct. Certainly, financial regulators have encouraged organisations to become more...
28 October 2020
Consumer Data Right: Increased role for intermediaries
The Competition and Consumer (Consumer Data Right) Rules 2020 ( the Rules ) were recently amended to allow accredited third party service providers to provide additional services within the Consumer Data Right ( CDR ) ecosystem. 1 Subject to consumer consent, the amendments permit accredited...
27 October 2020
The FCA Climate Change Consultation Paper: A U.S. Capital Markets Perspective
Introduction Climate-related disclosure has become one of the most widely discussed issues in capital markets in recent years. Many influential institutional investors have called for specific, consistent and reliable disclosures of the risks and opportunities related to climate change to guide...
26 October 2020
Balancing Risks and Opportunities: Data Governance in Australia
Data has become the heartbeat of every business in today’s digital world. It is the key to knowing your customers, remaining competitive and succeeding into the future. Yet it comes with great responsibility – knowing how to use your data and protect it is becoming ever more important. Tune into...
26 October 2020
2020 Responsible business report
This year has been an extraordinary year. The human cost and disruption caused by the Covid-19 global pandemic are difficult to overstate. In addition to the pandemic, in the last 12 months, we have also seen bushfires devastate large areas of Australia, widespread protests and calls for racial...
23 October 2020
Contractor entitled to claim lost profits under Operation and Maintenance contract following Owner's breach of Design and Build Agreement
Infrastructure projects often involve a complex suite of documents which are negotiated together but each constitutes a separate binding agreement. By way of example, a project developer and a host government may sign a land lease, a construction contract and long term operating agreement. The UK’s...
22 October 2020
Update on Covid-19 Business Interruption Insurance UK FCA Test Case: Declarations and Appeals
Developments in the UK FCA test case for COVID-19 related business interruption could have implications for similar claims in Australia. The UK Court has: issued its detailed declarations to give effect to its reasons for judgment handed down on 15 September 2020 (a copy of the judgment is...
21 October 2020
Capital Raisings and Opportunistic M&A in a Covid-19 Environment—Lessons Learned from the Global Financial Crisis
The Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation (JIBLR) has published an article written by members of our securities class action practice: Capital Raisings and Opportunistic M&A in a Covid-19 Environment—Lessons Learned from the Global Financial Crisis.
20 October 2020
2020 Global Bank Review: #disruption
The 2020 edition of our Global Bank Review: #disruption , explores the challenges and opportunities facing banks, with the emergence and impact of the Covid-19 global health pandemic and its subsequent ramifications. While the sector has faced – and overcome – significant disruption before, the...
20 October 2020
International Arbitration in Australia in 2020 – state of play
International arbitration continues to play an increasingly important role in Australia. In this note we canvass some of the key developments in the international arbitration space in 2020, including: Recent judicial support for international arbitration and the enforcement of arbitral awards,...
16 October 2020
Members of our Digital Law Group contribute to the Tech London Advocates and UK Law Society’s guidance for lawyers advising on distributed ledger technologies
“Technology underpins innovation in legal services and plays a critical role in driving the postcoronavirus recovery across all sectors of the economy. The report of the TLA’s Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Group will provide a clear framework and much needed guidance on the use of blockchain in...