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What role does HR have in protecting staff in the physical workplace?

An increasing number of businesses are choosing to return to the physical office, whether that be once or twice a week, or full time. Either way, it is vital that employers ensure that the work environment meets the strict health and safety standards necessary in order to avoid outbreaks of COVID-19 amongst staff members. This […]

The end of normal? Law firm survey 2020

Our 2020 law firm survey, developed in association with The Lawyer, reveals many law firms were ill-prepared for the seismic shock from the coronavirus outbreak. The crisis has cast an uncomfortable light on firms with poor financial management or without the necessary technology infrastructure. The pandemic already appears to be widening the gap between law firms, with some now under real pressure.

Covid-19 Update – Coronavirus, domestic abuse and legal action

The difficulties with court listings and the inability to hold hearings in a normal fashion has now been underway for 6 months. The recent guidance set out in ‘The Road Ahead’ shows there is no likelihood of that changing in the near future. This means there has had to be a reconsideration of what delays are acceptable and what reasons are sufficient to delay final decisions being made for children.

The rule of six: Legal obligations on food and drink businesses in England

Whilst we have very quickly become familiar with the “rule of six”, regulations come in to force today placing a further legal obligation on businesses in England that serve food for consumption on the premises to ensure that, save for in limited exceptions, bookings of more than six people are not accepted.

Landlord’s remedies and COVID-19 – has the pendulum swung too far?

As another week draws to a close, in a time when every day seems to bring unexpected – and often unwelcome – news, the landlord community is reeling – albeit perhaps largely in a somewhat unsurprised and resigned fashion. This is due to the latest announcements from the government affecting the commercial landlord and tenant relationship.

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DLA Piper has advised on the €750m (£620m) re-financing of NH Hoteles, a large Spanish hotel group and one of the top 25 hotel chains in the world. The transaction was structured by means of several instruments including a €200m club deal, €250m high-yield bonds and €250m convertible bonds and involved 19 jurisdictions. DLA Piper acted […]

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India anti-corruption agency: a genuine deterrent?

India’s new anti-corruption bill could be an effective deterrent in a country where bribery is currently rife India’s Parliament has passed an anti-corruption bill that will lead to the implementation of an independent anti-corruption agency known as a lokpal.  The bill will become law upon signature by the president, although this is considered a formality. […]

Conyers advises cash transaction sponsors on purchase of BMC Software

Conyers Dill & Pearman has acted for the sponsors on a cash transaction involving the purchase of BMC Software by a private investor group led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital together with GIC Special Investments, Insight Venture Partners and Elliott Management. Sameer Tegally and Ashvan Luckraz of Conyers’ Mauritius office advised on the […]

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Asia moves: 6 Jan 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. Australia Gilbert + Tobin has appointed Justin Little as a partner in its energy and resources practice in Perth. Prior to joining G + T, he was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, where he led the mining […]

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