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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.


Rita Lowe

Hot 100: Rita Lowe, CMS

As US-based Dewey & LeBoeuf went the way of the dodo in the biggest law firm collapse of recent years, its UK LLP, covering the London and Paris offices, turned to CMS Cameron McKenna to advise the partners on liquidation matters. More particularly, it turned to CMS’s head of banking and finance and restructuring expert […]


Hot 100: David Beech, Knights

Knights Solicitors managing partner David Beech (scroll down for video interview) is a man with a plan, and the plan is to turn the Midlands-based firm into a capital-rich business with a nimble management structure. Thanks to a capital injection from private equity house Hamilton Bradshaw, which is run by Dragons’ Den star James Caan, […]

Edwin Vanderbruggen

Edwin Vanderbruggen, VDB Loi, Yangon

Name Edwin Vanderbruggen Position Senior Partner What was your first-ever job? Dduring my studies I cleaned offices to pay the bills  Where did you study? Bachelor Degree University of Antwerp 1988, LLM University of Brussels 1993 Where did you train? Belgium and France. Have you lived or worked outside your home jurisdiction? What did you […]

Duncan Weston

CMS Cameron McKenna partners put extra £7.7m into firm in 2011/12

CMS Cameron McKenna partners put an extra £7.7m into the business in 2011/12, the firm’s LLP accounts have revealed. The £7.7m capital introduced by members compares to just £800,000 in 2010/11. However, CMS Cameron McKenna has seen the amount owed to creditors drop in that same period. In particular, the amount of bank overdrafts and […]

Sarah Jones

Hot 100: Sarah Jones, BBC

Last year proved one to remember for the BBC’s Sarah Jones, who was promoted to group general counsel in January and has since dealt with a number of high-profile issues. These have included the dropped Newsnight investigation against Jimmy Savile and a Newsnight broadcast which led to Lord McAlpine being wrongly implicated in child abuse […]

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