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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.


Turnover and profits soar for Barlow Lyde & Gilbert

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert has raised turnover in London by 12 per cent, taking the office over the £60m mark Profits are also up by a similar margin, taking average profits per partner to approximately £250,000.Senior partner Richard Dedman said: “This year’s growth has really come across the board, with strong performance in our core […]


Camerons scoops BC Partners role through Hasche Sigle link CMS Cameron McKenna has scooped a major piece of work with BC Partners on the back of its alliance with German member CMS Hasche Sigle Eschenlohr Peltzer Schäfer.Camerons partner Ashley Painter was brought in to advise BC Partners on UK law for Sanitec’s high-yield bond issue.The […]

Sidley takes on Wilmer Cutler lawyer

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has recruited Wilmer Cutler & Pickering lawyer Andrew Parnell as a partner Parnell’s practice focuses on cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures for clients in advertising, telecoms and financial services. He has joined Sidley’s corporate commercial group.

Co-op considers action against Merrill Lynch

Richards Butler has been appointed by the Co-operative Group to investigate possible legal action against Merrill Lynch over the management of its £2bn pension fund The Co-operative Group announced on Friday (17 May) that it is ending its 30-year relationship with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers following dissatisfaction over its investment performance and the recent departure […]

Toth gets ready to join Dewey Ballantine from Weil Gotshal

Weil Gotshal & Manges is set to lose its German desk in London as corporate partner Geza Toth and a team of four associates plan a move to the London office of US firm Dewey Ballantine It is understood that Dewey Ballantine will vote tomorrow (21 May) on whether or not to take on the […]

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