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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.


Bompoint, Dominique – Hot 100

The hire of Dominique Bompoint by Sullivan & Cromwell’s Paris office rocked the French market in November 2004. But Bompoint is no stranger to making a splash, having moved just three years previously from Bredin Prat to Clifford Chance. Bompoint wins enormous praise for his corporate work, which most notably has included acting for the […]

Kitchin QC, David – Hot 100

It was a vintage year for patent disputes, with two House of Lords judgments and the titanic Cambridge Antibody Technology v Abbott Biotechnology rounding off proceedings. A select bunch of intellectual property silks have dominated proceedings, but David Kitchin QC just gets the nod after winning the landmark Kirin-Amgen v TKT on behalf of TKT. […]

Petering Piper?

A New year, a new name. But what’s this? The new, improved DLA already appears to have lost something over the Christmas break. A call to the London office was answered thus: “Good afternoon, DLA Piper.” Whither Rudnick? And Grey? Carey? And what’s the betting on Piper lasting the year?

Careers: in brief

The majority of legal professionals claim to be fatigued with the long-hours culture, according to research by recruitment and HR consultancy Hudson. More than 2,500 employees from organisations across the UK were surveyed about their attitudes to the workplace. More than 100 were from the legal profession. More than a quarter of legal employees expressed […]

Gielen, Charles – Hot 100

Nauta Dutilh IP partner Charles Gielen helped make history last summer when his client, Lancôme, won its groundbreaking copyright dispute in the Court of Appeal of Den Bosch in the Netherlands. The highly controversial decision for the first time gave perfume the same legal protection as any other copyrighted material. The dispute centred on whether […]

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