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Acquisition agreements during Covid-19

Given the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is timely for us to look closely at material adverse change clauses in the context of a business acquisition.

Capital market trends and expectations for 2021

It has certainly been a profound start to a new decade thus far, and after the events of 2020, what have we noticed in terms of new stock exchange listing trends and what do we anticipate for this current calendar year?

The new how: thriving on change

The world is changing. At lightning-fast speed. This white paper, prepared as part of The Lawyer’s Smarter Working Week, looks at the main drivers for change in more detail and how you can prepare for ‘change3’.


Busy litigators

There’s no slacking off for litigators in the run-up to Christmas. From divorce to insolvency and investigations, contentious practices have been firing on all cylinders. See below for a selection of our litigation coverage – and keep logging on to the site to hear the latest litigation news. McGuireWoods and Stephenson Harwood file £2.2bn Tchenguiz […]

Walker Morris invests in radical refurbishment of Leeds office

Walker Morris has reaffirmed its commitment to the region by investing in a radical redesign of its office on King Street, Leeds. The refurbishment, the largest in the city for the last five years, was undertaken by leading office fit-out specialist Bluu and has seen a transformation of all areas of the firm’s premises including […]


Three Crowns picks up Covington partner for first female partner hire

Arbitration boutique Three Crowns has hired Covington & Burling partner Carmen Martinez Lopez as a partner in its London office along with senior associates for each of its three bases. Martinez Lopez is the first female partner for the boutique, which launched earlier this year after six partners from Covington & Burling, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, […]

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Kingsley Napley hires Mishcon partner Harris to launch media and reputation group

Kingsley Napley has raided Mishcon de Reya for media partner Charlotte Harris, who is set to kickstart the firm’s new media and reputation management group. Harris, who has been at Mishcon since March 2011 (10 January 2011), is set to join her new firm in January 2015. Prior to joining Mishcon, Harris headed up the […]


HSF and Freshfields advise on Sky Bet £800m deal with CVC Capital Partners

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has advised Sky on the sale of its betting business to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners in a deal valued up to £800m. HSF corporate partner Mark Bardell, tax partner Howard Murray and TMT partner Amanda Hale led on the deal for Sky Bet, the company’s bookmaker.  Freshfields corporate partner […]

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