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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.


Lovells looks to right its rungs

Remember Lovells’ lockstep review? Remember how it dragged on and on? Remember how at the end of it all senior partner John Young said: “I’ve undertaken to partners that we will not be opening this debate up again in the future.”? Well, lo and behold, it seems that Lovells has only gone and opened up […]

Olswang lands bdo’s chiltern purchase

Olswang has acted for longstanding client BDO Stoy Hayward on its acquisition of Chiltern Public Limited Company’s tax advisory and consultancy business. Corporate partner Tony Leifer led the deal, assisted by corporate associate Andrew Stott. Chiltern is the largest independent tax advisory firm in the UK and provides specialist tax services to smaller accountants and […]

FFW grows derivatives with Citigroup head

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has boosted its derivatives practice with the hire of Joseph Carrico, the former head of legal services for trading at Citigroup. The move is Carrico’s first step into private practice after a 19-year in-house career at a number of banks. Carrico said: “I’d been interested in a move to private practice […]

Morgan Lewis scoops Norton Rose partner

Morgan Lewis has snared a corporate finance equity partner from Norton Rose. Iain Wright, who was with Norton Rose for 16 years, joined the London office of Morgan Lewis last week as part of the firm’s focus on this practice group. Wright said: “At Norton Rose I was very much involved in the telecoms sector. […]

Simmons nets Lovells corporate rising star

As part of its strategic focus on equity capital markets (ECM), Simmons & Simmons has scored one of Lovells’ up-and-coming corporate partners. Chris Horton has particular experience in cross-border ECM work for investment banks and also spent two years in-house with the ECM team at JPMorgan. Horton was made up to partner at Lovells earlier […]

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