Author Archives: Christopher Wilsher

LIBOR TRANSITION UPDATE: q1 2021

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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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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Insurance industry dips its toes into the digital assets space

The insurance industry is dipping its toes into the digital assets space, and it’s good news. This week, NYDIG, a company which provides Bitcoin focused asset management, custodial and technology solutions secured $100m in investment from some of the US’s …

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ENGLISH HIGH COURT STAYS COURT PROCEEDINGS IN FAVOUR OF ARBITRATION

The court granted a stay of proceedings under section 9 of the Arbitration Act 1996, finding a reference to “court” in the underlying contract to be a reference to the London Court of International Arbitration. The case is a reminder …

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Visa & Paypal announce changes supporting cryptocurrency transactions

There have been two very important announcements in the digital assets space made over the past 24 hours: Firstly, owing to increasing demand from consumers, Visa will soon allow transactions to be settled in the cryptocurrency USD Coin (USDC). Traditionally, …

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Furloughing: Does staying home to limit a shielding individual’s exposure to Coronavirus constitute a ‘caring responsibility’?

As vaccination rates continue to increase, it is hoped by everyone that the dilemma of whether someone living with an individual who is clinically extremely vulnerable can be furloughed or not will soon be a thing of the past. However, …

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Arbitration clauses in ISDA master agreements

International arbitration is increasingly recognised as the preferred dispute resolution mechanism for cross-border derivative transactions although historically parties typically opted for litigation, even when the dispute included an international component, and with English and New York laws as traditionally the …

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Apply for your Training Contract with Collyer Bristow

We are accepting 2022 and 2023 training contract applications with the view to begin the recruitment process this summer. We are looking for candidates with strong academic performance, possessing strong commercial awareness, common sense, good communication skills and an ability to …

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The CMA’s Digital Markets Strategy: refreshed

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has now released a refreshed version of its Digital Markets Strategy (February 2021, refresh), first published in July 2019. The updated strategy is a result of significant developments in the political and regulatory landscape …

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‘Pandemic, Professions and Progression’: the impact of COVID upon working women 

Join our panel as they discuss ‘Pandemic, Professions and Progression: the impact of COVID upon working women’. Chaired by Collyer Bristow Partner Tania Goodman the panel for this webinar, recorded in February 2021, features Amy Hambleton (RedLaw Recruitment) Maria Hind …

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