London & The World

Issue 12
7071Adam Rose

Editor's Note

Welcome to another edition of London and the World.

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Mishcon Academy: Digital Sessions – In Conversation with Jodie Foster and Nancy Hollander

Last week we were joined by award-winning actor, director and producer Jodie Foster and internationally recognised criminal defense lawyer Nancy Hollander who in an exclusive event spoke with Partner and Director of Business Development, Elliot Moss, about the story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s fight for freedom.

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HMRC introduces SDLT non-resident surcharge on residential properties

Since 1 April 2021, a new 2% surcharge has applied to non-UK residents buying 'dwellings' in England and Northern Ireland.

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'Navigating Indonesian Debt Restructurings in 2021' – Tahirah Ara at Asia Debt and Debt Restructuring Forum 2021

On 19 March, Managing Partner of Mishcon Singapore and Head of Asia, Tahirah Ara spoke at the Asian Legal Business Asia Debt and Debt Restructuring Forum 2021 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore. Tahirah participated in a panel discussion on 'Navigating Indonesian Debt Restructurings in 2021', alongside panellists Ben Crilly, Managing Director of Borrelli Walsh, Jakarta office and Pierre Dzakpasu from Mayer Brown in Singapore.

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Brexit and Data Protection

There are a number of practical steps that organisations (both controllers and processors) should consider taking in relation to data protection compliance. These steps must be considered carefully on a case-by-case basis and we would be pleased to discuss any aspect of this guide with you in more detail.

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Mishcon de Reya publishes a report on the future of employment law

The level of change that we experienced in 2020 and that we are likely to see in the coming months will cause seismic shift to the world of employment law.

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Five diverse entrepreneurs join first MDR Lab Launch programme

MDR Lab has welcomed five entrepreneurs to join the brand new Launch programme.

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Mishcon de Reya announces new Climate Strategy

Mishcon de Reya has announced its brand new Climate Strategy. The strategy reveals that the Firm is committed to being a net zero carbon business, this year and every year, actively working to achieve the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels.

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19912Cyber Security

The true costs of paying ransomware gangs

Victims now need to consider a minefield of risks and potential costs when considering paying ransomware attackers.

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LGBTQ+ History Month – reflecting on changes to family law and looking to the future

February 2021 is LGBTQ+ History Month.

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The new post-Brexit sponsorship system

On 31 December 2020, the free movement of workers from the EU to the UK came to an end. This means that EU nationals wishing to commence living and working in the UK from 1 January 2021 are no longer able to do so without a visa which permits the work in question.

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Importing and exporting goods post-Brexit

Now that the UK has left the EU, those exporting and importing goods between the UK and EU must review how this affects sales VAT, import VAT and customs duty, as well as the controls and procedures at the border. Read more.

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Brexit and Trade: Goods and Services

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the "TCA") provides for tariff and quota free trade in goods between the UK and EU. This is undoubtedly welcome news to businesses operating between the two territories.

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The EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Digital Trade

The UK Government has described the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) agreed between the UK and EU as containing "some of the most liberalising and modern digital trade provisions in the world".

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The EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and Intellectual Property Rights

The EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), in force from 1 January 2021, contains a number of provisions relating to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights.

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Brexit and Trade: The Automotive Sector

According to the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders), the UK automotive industry generates more than £78.9 billion in turnover and adds £15.3 billion value to the UK economy. Of the c 1.3 million cars manufactured in the UK in 2019 80% were made for export, with more than half of the exports heading for the EU and the USA second at around 19% of export volumes.

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Australia passes News Media Bargaining Code

Facebook recently blocked all news on its platform in Australia sending shock waves around the world.

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Mishcon de Reya features in The Lawyer's Top 20 Cases of 2021

Mishcon has featured in The Lawyer's Top 20 Cases of 2021, the annual compilation of the leading cases of the forthcoming year.

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Filippo Noseda featured in American press on his campaigns for tighter data protection in FATCA and CRS

Partner Filippo Noseda has been featured in the American magazine Family Wealth Report in relation to his campaigns against FATCA legislation and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

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