The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt across the global business community.
Clear language triumphs: the Court of Appeal's decision in ABN Amro Bank N.V. v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc  EWCA Civ 1789
On 2 December 2021, the Court of Appeal confirmed that: (i) clear wording in an insurance policy could not be overridden by countervailing factors in the factual background; and (ii) a claim could not be estopped where the insurance policy expressly precluded the party claiming estoppel from avoiding liability in the relevant circumstances. The judgment reinforces that, where there is clear and unambiguous contractual wording, the Court will apply it.
In the second episode of the series, Knowledge Counsel Jonathan Rush provides an overview of the UK post-Brexit trade agreements and considers what they mean for UK businesses.
The Board of the Privy Council has provided clarity in relation to the scope of duty principle in the recent case of Charles B Lawrence & Associates v Intercommercial Bank Limited (Trinidad and Tobago)  UKPC 30.
A regular briefing for the alternative asset management industry.
Tipping the balance: the Government's proposals on mixed-use buildings could have a significant impact on property owners and commercial tenants
In amongst the blizzard of press releases and policy documents emanating from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities since the New Year is a consultation called "Reforming the leasehold and commonhold systems in England and Wales". It is important for the commercial real estate sector because it contains new proposals which could tip the balance in mixed use buildings between residential leaseholders on one hand and freeholders and commercial leaseholders on the other hand.
HMRC has published new guidance (Revenue and Customs Brief 2/22) relating to its policy on the VAT treatment of early termination fees and compensation payments paid pursuant to contractual provisions.
Our annual briefing highlighting the key 2021 legal developments which impact the funds' industry and previews what can be expected in 2022.
In this episode, Knowledge Counsel Anna West, Senior Associate Moji Oyediran and Associate Elliot Roberts take a look at some of the key developments in recruitment and retention. Due to current labour shortages and what has been termed 'the great resignation', recruiting and retaining employees has and continues to be a key priority for many businesses.
The UK Government has announced plans for a "Brexit Freedoms" Bill which would make it easier to change retained EU law. It is also considering a series of other measures with implications for retained EU law.
France's data protection regulator (the CNIL) has imposed hefty fines on Google (€150m) and Facebook (€60m) for making it more difficult for users in France to reject cookies than to accept them. The companies also face penalties of €100,000 per day of delay if they fail to simplify the reject mechanism within 3 months.
The UK's departure from the European Union has not led to all EU-derived law being jettisoned; on the contrary, a significant proportion of it has been kept and the UK now has a new category of "retained EU law". This briefing explains what retained EU law is and why it's important.
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