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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.

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BCLP gains new co-chair as Mayhew stays put

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Reed Smith PE partner to exit firm after two years

Proskauer Rose is set to hire a partner from Reed Smith’s private equity group in London, as moves between the US firms in the City continue apace. Leith Moghli is to leave Reed Smith after less than two years to join Proskauer Rose. A partner in its London-based private equity and funds practice, Moghli advises global […]

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