Monthly Archives: April 2021

Arbitration and Foreign Governments: Peers debate transparency vs. confidentiality

In a decision due to have an impact on the arbitration activities of leading lawyers, on 20 April 2021, the House of Lords Conduct Committee agreed to the tougher transparency regime proposed in their report on “Registration of members’ foreign …

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MP’s call for a ban on ‘greenwashing’ in financial services firms

Greenwashing is coming under increasing scrutiny from all angles, including MPs, regulators, NGOs and the general public.  It is also likely to give rise to legal claims, if investors and shareholders consider they have been misled about a company’s environmental …

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Fraud and asset recovery in the crypto space

The largely unregulated nature of the cryptocurrency space has, on occasion, made it a target for fraudsters. However, a recent High Court decision might assist victims to recover stolen cryptocurrency and other digital assets. The Claimants had been induced to …

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Financial Services Spring update

Join members of Collyer Bristow’s Financial services team as they discuss the latest issues facing the industry as we begin to emerge from the lockdown and come to terms with the impacts of the pandemic and Brexit. Nigel Brahams, Partner, …

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Buying a private jet: Purchasing

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Government asks landlords and tenants for views on commercial rents and Covid pandemic

The government moratorium on landlords, that prevents the forfeiture of a lease for non-payment of rent and on the statutory use of winding up orders, will come to an end on 30 June. Whilst the government has extended these restrictions …

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FCA announcement on future cessation and loss of representativeness of the LIBOR benchmarks In March this year, the FCA confirmed that all 35 LIBOR settings will either cease to be published by the ICE Benchmark Administration and/or will no longer …

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Right to disconnect – will this become a new legal right?

A recent poll by Opinium showed that about 35% of remote workers said their work-related mental health had worsened during the pandemic. 30% of those surveyed said they were working more unpaid hours than before, with 18% reporting at least …

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Bank of England & Treasury announce taskforce to explore UK Central Bank Digital Currency

The Bank of England and HM Treasury have announced the creation of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Taskforce, tasked with the exploring the establishment of a UK CBDC. A CBDC would be a new form of digital money issued …

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Is your personal data safe on Zoom?

Over the course of the Pandemic, Zoom, together with other video conferencing applications, has become an indispensable business tool….

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