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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.


Ogier is shortlisted for Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards

Ogier has been shortlisted for the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards in two categories: the Jersey Trust Company of the Year and the Law Firm of the Year Jersey. These two shortlists build on Ogier’s success at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards in May 2013, when Ogier Private Finance won the Trust Company of the […]

Prof. Habil. Dr. Valentinas Mikelėnas

Mikelėnas, Dr Valentinas

Mikelėnas’s practice areas are dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation and ADR. Major projects include: Representing the interests of Nordea Bank Finland Plc. Lithuania Branch in judicial proceedings related to the provision of financial services. The majority of disputes stem from contract law (2009 – present); Representing the RIMI group of undertakings in a number of cases, […]

Sidley Austin adds 26 to partnership including City pair

Sidley Austin has added two London lawyers to its partnership in the US firm’s 2013 round of promotions. City-based privacy, data security and information lawyer William Long and tax lawyer Will Smith were among 26 elected across nine of the firm’s offices. There were 10 promotions in Chicago, one apiece in Dallas, Houston, San Francisco […]

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