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Acquisition agreements during Covid-19

Given the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is timely for us to look closely at material adverse change clauses in the context of a business acquisition.

Capital market trends and expectations for 2021

It has certainly been a profound start to a new decade thus far, and after the events of 2020, what have we noticed in terms of new stock exchange listing trends and what do we anticipate for this current calendar year?

The new how: thriving on change

The world is changing. At lightning-fast speed. This white paper, prepared as part of The Lawyer’s Smarter Working Week, looks at the main drivers for change in more detail and how you can prepare for ‘change3’.

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Former Cooley partner lands GC role

A Cooley partner has found a new in-house role at investment firm True Altitude, after leaving the London office of the US outfit in 2020. IP partner Charlie Winckworth left Cooley last July after one year. He had joined Cooley at the start of 2019 from Hogan Lovells. Winckworth is now set to become full-time […]

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Tilney Group GC leaves after Smith & Williamson merger

The general counsel and company secretary of Tilney Group has found a new role, leaving the wealth management business after more than four years. General counsel Rehana Hasan will become head of legal at competitor Brown Shipley. The role was vacant ever since the promotion, last March, of Rachel Macfarlane to group head of legal […]

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