The ‘gig’ economy has been the subject of much commentary in recent times, particularly with regard to the legal status of its workers.
On 24 March 2021, the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) launched a consultation seeking views on its proposals to mandate climate-related financial disclosures by publicly quoted companies and large private companies, banks and insurance companies, and limited liability partnerships (the “Consultation”).
Lockdowns have fueled a surge in food-delivery businesses, so the initial public offering (“IPO”) of Deliveroo plc (“Deliveroo”) — a UK equivalent to DoorDash Inc. — on the London Stock Exchange was highly anticipated. But on its first day of public trading, Deliveroo’s stock dropped over 25%.
London partner Louise Woods spoke to the Women’s Energy Council as part of their podcast series. Louise provides a wealth of knowledge in practical projects aimed at improving inclusivity.
The International Chamber of Commerce’s (“ICC”) preliminary statistics for 2020 reveal a record total of new arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) cases, reflecting the predicted growth in ICC dispute resolution services.
On 3 March 2021, UK’s Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the 2021 Budget, outlining the state of the economy and the government’s fiscal plans for the near to medium term.
With Uber being the poster child of the gig economy, last week’s decision by the UK Supreme Court inevitably made waves when it dismissed the appeal in Uber v. Aslam and upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that Uber drivers are “workers.” Here’s a quick breakdown of what it all means and how significant it is.
In a striking rebuke, the U.K. Supreme Court found that the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) overstepped its authority when it tried to access corporate documents from the United States.
The beginning of 2021 should have marked the dawn of a new era.
The uncertainty brought about by the pandemic, oil price wars and significantly decreased global demand for oil products during 2020 has highlighted the importance of a flexible and diverse approach to financing.