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Employment Law Focus: Unconscious bias

Unconscious bias is a growing legal issue for employers. It’s widely regarded as a barrier to equality, diversity and inclusion, and employment tribunals are looking more closely at motivation and bias in discrimination and harassment cases.

Termination for insolvency: how can suppliers protect their position?

Suppliers can no longer rely on contractual terms entitling them to terminate a contract on the grounds of a corporate customer’s insolvency (ipso facto clauses) in most cases. This prohibition was introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act which came into force on 26 June 2020 (the Act). This briefing looks at the changes suppliers may need to make to their contracts, as well as to their credit and enforcement strategies, in light of this prohibition.

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Lording it up

In the last judicial year, the House of Lords delivered judgment in 64 cases. It is impossible to predict which cases will and which won’t end up at the UK’s highest court, but if a case involves a point of law which is seen to be of substantial importance, the chances are that it might. […]

Studio Legale Sutti to launch in East Europe

Italian firm Studio Legale Sutti (SLS) is opening satellite offices in Romania and Bulgaria to capitalise on the strong presence of Italian companies in Eastern Europe. Three partners and five assistants have been recruited from local firms to set up the Bucharest office and SLS is in the process of recruiting eight lawyers in Sofia. […]

FINAL DEAL

William Rosoff’s final deal for Davis Polk & Wardwell was the sale of Nabisco Holdings to rival Philip Morris. Davis Polk’s team also included senior corporate partner Paul Kingsley. He worked closely with Ashurst Morris Crisp which advised on EC and competition issues connected to the $18.9bn (£13.1bn) deal. Ashursts won the work following a […]

Dedicated follower of taxation

True, not too many lawyers choose to go into taxation, and those who do get a certain…reputation. Some tax lawyers, though, have hidden depths. Fiona Callister reports If the words tax lawyer and accountant bring to mind a whole list of cruel jokes, then prepare to think again. With all due respect to the mothers […]

FINANCE

Morgan Stanley in commercial mortgage-backed securitisation offering of £462m secured floating rate notes

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