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Victoria Kirsch

Victoria Kirsch is an Associate in the Employee Benefits Group, part of the Employment Department of the London office of Baker McKenzie. She is a member of the Firm's Global Labour Employment and Employee Benefits Practice Group that provides advice upon related corporate, tax and labour law issues.

This series of ESG-focused thought leadership webinars will share insights and practical guidance for businesses considering what ESG means for them. Set out are details of our forthcoming demystifying ESG webinar series for 2022 including: regulations, executive pay, climate change, strategic initiatives and corporate responsibility.

In brief Having been delayed by the government at the eleventh hour last March, there are now less than 70 days to go until the new rules on IR35 are introduced. As a reminder, the revised rules impact how contractors who are engaged through personal service companies (PSCs) are taxed…

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“Agreement”) contains a framework agreement for the future treatment of workers through a Protocol on Social Security (“Protocol”). The Protocol puts in place measures to ensure that social security benefits are coordinated and to protect individuals (and their employers) against double social security contributions.

In brief On 24 November, Glass Lewis published its 2021 Proxy Voting Guidelines for the United Kingdom (UK). Unsurprisingly the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on governance and stewardship practices is featured prominently in the updated Guidelines. The role of ESG policies is also highlighted. Notably, Glass Lewis now recommends voting…