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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.



McDermotts picks up Fasken trio for Paris energy boost

McDermott Will & Emery has hired a three-partner team from the Paris office of Canadian firm Fasken Martineau in a bid to strengthen its African energy expertise. Fasken partners Jean-Claude Petilon, Liliane Doukouré and Matthieu Adam all join McDermott’s energy advisory practice group. Petilon is joining as senior counsel while Doukouré and Adam will be […]

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Let there be clarity over light

Statutory test for rights of light will not make dispute outcomes any more predictable than they are now The Law Commission has done what most people thought it would not – propose the abolition of future prescriptive rights of light. But, just how radical are the proposals? The commission’s report (8 June 2011) recommended replacing […]

News from the court steps

It happened last year with the £1bn Cherney v Deripaska dispute, and Boris Berezovsky also settled a raft of claims against the estate of Arkady ‘Badri’ Patarkatsishvili last year. This week it was the turn of Britain’s richest man, Lakshmi Mittal, who settled his dispute with Manmohan Varma on Tuesday. News broke on the day […]

Intellectual property and technology news

Welcome to our third issue of Intellectual Property and Technology News – Asia Pacific for 2012. In this issue, we discuss some of the key issues to consider when taking your business online, as well as the need to ensure that a regional approach is adopted when developing a privacy compliance regime for your business. […]


Bakers holds advanced merger talks with UAE’s Habib Al Mulla

Baker & McKenzie has held high-level merger talks with leading United Arab Emirates law firm Habib Al Mulla & Co. The firms are understood to have reached the advanced stages of discussions and have been arranging the licensing required before the combination can go ahead. Three sources in the region said negotiations had taken place, […]

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