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Síobhra Rush

Ireland moves one step closer to introducing statutory sick pay

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

The government confirmed that it has approved the drafting of the General Scheme of the Sick Leave Bill 2021, which will make it mandatory for employers in Ireland to provide statutory sick pay (SSP) to employees.

François Guay

You sunk my pirate ship: Federal Court of Appeal upholds first anti-piracy site-blocking order

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court of Appeal recently upheld a Federal Court order which enjoined Canada's main internet service providers to block their subscribers' access to certain piracy websites.

Stephanie Yonekura

Joint focus by Biden administration and Congress points towards enhanced anti-corruption efforts

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells

There has been significant movement recently, by both the Biden administration and Congress, to enhance the government's ability to tackle corruption.

Emily Haithwaite

Economic substance requirements for Jersey partnerships

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

The Taxation (Partnerships - Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 202- was recently lodged with the States Assembly and, if passed, is expected to come into effect from 1 July 2021 (with a six-month transition period for partnerships established before 1 July 2021).

Victoria Vilar

General shareholders' meeting has sole authority to appoint auditor of voluntary consolidated accounts

Corporate & Commercial - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

In a recent decision, the General Directorate of Legal Affairs reiterated that the power to appoint an auditor of voluntary consolidated accounts lies with a company's general shareholders' meeting.

Richard Khoo Boo Hin

Total lockdown: critical construction works exempted

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - Malaysia
SKRINE

Malaysia is approaching the second half of 2021 under a nationwide lockdown.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru