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On June 3, 2024, a divided three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that an Atlanta hedge fund likely violated 42 U.S.C. § 1981—the federal prohibition on racial discrimination in public and private contracting—by operating a grant contest that awarded $20,000 grants to select small business owners, all of whom, by the contest’s express rules, had to be Black women ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

Employees have a statutory right not to suffer discrimination in the workplace and it is essential that employers, and those responsible for managing the workforce, fully understand the legal provisions and the potential consequences of failing to comply. Sexual orientation is one of nine characteristics that are protected by discrimination legislation ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

In the final part of our mini-series in dealing with DSARs, we look at the process of redacting when responding to a DSAR, and in particular, what information should be provided to an employee who has submitted a DSAR. Employees are increasingly seeking to raise DSARs within an employment context and in particular ahead of instigating legal proceedings. Responding to a DSAR can be a challenging, costly, and often time-consuming process ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

Between April 2022 and March 2023, 15,848 complaints were submitted to the ICO in respect of DSARs. This article follows our previous discussion on how employers can remain compliant with the ICO’s guidance on DSARs and how employers should respond to DSARs ...

Carey Olsen | June 2024

Carey Olsen shortlisted for Offshore Law Firm of the Year award by eprivateclient This latest recognition adds to Carey Olsen's impressive track record, including winning Offshore Law Firm of the Year at the WealthBriefing European Awards and having 11 lawyers named amongst the top private client advisors by Private Client Global Elite ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2024

  The current Temporary Agency Workers Regulations (S.L. 452.106) regulate temporary agency workers, transposing Directive 2008/104/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on temporary agency work into Maltese law. This legislation is meant to ensure equality of treatment between temporary agency workers and employees of the user undertaking (the entity for which the temporary agency workers would be providing their services) ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2024

  On the 24th of April 2024 the European Parliament (hereunder the ‘EP’) adopted the Proposal for the amendments to the Directive 2014/49/EU as regards the scope of deposit protection, use of deposit guarantee schemes funds, cross-border cooperation and transparency (the Directive hereunder referred to as the ‘DGSD’) ...

Carey Olsen | June 2024

Carey Olsen trio named amongst eprivateclient's Crown Dependencies NextGen Leaders The NextGen Leaders list recognises outstanding legal and finance professionals based in the Crown Dependencies with up to 20 years of industry experience in the private client advisory sector ...

Do you have an employment agreement? Should you have an employment agreement? We are often asked whether founders need written employment agreements with their companies. Every company's culture is different. Often founders are at-will employees who can be terminated (or can quit) for any or no reason. They may have an offer letter but no employment agreement. In other situations, founders or investors demand that the company put employment agreements in place with key personnel ...

Carey Olsen | June 2024

Carey Olsen and Alter Domus advise Corten Capital on new €680 million fund The successful completion of this fundraising will allow Corten to work towards its strategy to partner with talented management teams to build market leading business software, services and data companies across Europe and North America ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | May 2024

  On 15th April 2024, Bill No. 96 titled the ‘Companies (Amendment) Bill’ was presented to Parliament by the Minister for the Economy, Enterprise and Strategic Projects for its first reading. The Bill was subsequently passed as Act No. XVIII of 2024 (the ‘Act’) on the 17th May 2024 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | May 2024

  When the Second Payment Services Directive1 (‘PSD2’) replaced the First Payment Service Directive, the European Union (‘EU’) introduced the requirement of Strong Customer Authentication (‘SCA’). SCA enhances the security of electronic payments through additional layers of authentication with the aim to mitigate payment fraud ...

Carey Olsen | May 2024

Carey Olsen spotlights digital payments potential at 5th Annual International Tech Summit The Summit brought together visionaries, industry leaders, and innovators from around the world to explore the latest advancements in digital assets, blockchain technology, and fintech solutions ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (the Bill) completed the legislative process and received Royal Assent on 24 May 2024 and is now law.  The changes introduced by the Bill include better protection for consumers in relation to subscription contracts, regulation of fake reviews, the display of ecommerce pricing information (to avoid ‘drip pricing’) and enhanced enforcement measures (including GDPR style fines) against non-compliant traders ...

Krogerus | May 2024

Our Employment and Benefits practice group recently organised an afternoon seminar focusing on current and upcoming topics in the field of employment law and within the labour market in Finland. This article dives deeper into some of the topics discussed during the successful afternoon at Krogerus and gives a brief overview on what to expect in the coming months in the field of employment law ...

With its January opinion in Raymond James & Associates Inc. v. Jalbert, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the bankruptcy debtor's indemnification obligations were discharged by the confirmed plan because the indemnified party failed to speak up ...

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a final rule (“Final Rule”) broadly banning non-competition (“non-compete”) agreements nationwide.  With limited exceptions, the Final Rule prohibits employers from entering new non-compete agreements with workers and requires employers to notify workers with existing non-compete agreements that those agreements will not be enforced ...

Han Kun Law Offices | May 2024

On April 12, 2024, the China Securities Regulatory Committee ("CSRC") released a public consultation draft of theProvisions on Program Trading Management in Securities Markets (for Trial Implementation)(《证券市场程序化交易管理规定(试行)(征求意见稿)》, the "Draft Provisions") ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

A General Election will be held on 4 July 2024. In this article, Sarah Jenkins considers what that might mean for the pensions industry What does the General Election mean for pensions? It has been a busy time for the pensions industry of late - a new policy, consultation or legislation seemingly appeared each month. However, the pensions plates are not the only ones which the Government has been spinning, and much of the planned pension reform has not yet made it to the statute books ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

On 16 May, a letter was signed by over 50 participants and groups from the digital asset industry. They sent it to the Speaker and Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging them to back a Bill (HR 4763, the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act or “FIT 21”). FIT 21 is expected to be debated and voted on this week ...

Øystein Nore Nyhus is an experienced real estate and dispute lawyer. He has provided advice and dispute resolution services in a number of complex real estate development projects, both commercial and residential. Additionally, Øystein has significant experience assisting actors in the mineral extraction and mining industry ...

ALRUD Law Firm | May 2024

The Russian government has approved draft amendments to the Russian Criminal Code that increase the severity of punishment for leaks of personal data (“PD”) The amendments have changed slightly compared with the version adopted in the first reading ...

Afridi & Angell | May 2024

With the first UAE corporate tax registration deadline looming (31 May 2024), companies and other businesses need to ensure that they have checked their deadline to register as a taxable person.The registration process under the Federal Law No. (47) 2022 (CT Law) is still new to the UAE and 2024 marks the first mandatory year for companies to register with the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) as a taxable person ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

When the Scottish Law Commission (SLC) first invited comments in 2018 on the wide-ranging topic of termination of leases, it sought views not only on those elements which were subsequently covered in its draft bill, the Leases (Automatic Continuation etc) (Scotland) (Bill) published in 2022, but also on the Tenancy of Shops (Scotland) Act 1949 ...

Did the United States Supreme Court upend specific jurisdiction in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, 141 S. Ct. 1017 (2021)? Not quite. But the Court did rule for the first time that due process does not require a causal link between the defendant’s activities in the forum and the alleged injury to the plaintiff. This case calls into question decades of precedent in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit suggesting otherwise ...

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