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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.

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Shoosmiths’ private equity team advises on Gusto Restaurants MBO

The private equity team at Shoosmiths has advised funds managed by Palatine Private Equity on the management buyout (MBO) of Gusto Restaurants and Bars from restaurant group Living Ventures. Manchester-based private equity partner Mark Dawson led Shoosmiths’ advisory team, with corporate advice from private equity partner Kieran Toal, senior associate Alex Lilley and solicitor Kelly […]

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LG surrenders Singapore relationship as Wragges merger looms

Lawrence Graham (LG) has surrendered its Singapore foreign law practice licence in preparation for its merger with Wragge & Co next month. As a result of the licence surrender, LG’s formal law alliance (FLA) with Singaporean firm PK Wong & Associates has automatically become invalid. LG launched its Singapore office two years ago by foreign […]

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