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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’.



Eversheds hires White & Case HR chief Slape

Eversheds has hired Moira Slape as its new HR director who joins the firm after four years with White & Case. At her former firm, Slape held the post of director of HR for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where she was responsible for 2,000 people and 250 partners.  Prior to joining White & […]


Stress survey: UK firms more supportive of work-life balance than US rivals

US firms in London are far less encouraging of work-life balance than their UK peers, according to respondents of Lawyer 2B’s survey of stress in law survey. The survey found that some 70 per cent of lawyers working at US firms in London thought their firm’s senior management “didn’t really” encourage employees to maintain a work-life balance, […]

Predicting the unpredictable

Mergers are tricky to pull off at the best of times, and sometimes there are random and unforeseen consequences. As our links below show, mergers can lead to some big names changing home, or knotty integration issues. Client scrummage begins as Dundas and CMS merger goes live Berrymans Lace Mawer scraps brand as HBM Sayers […]

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HSF pays tribute to former corporate recovery head in wake of suicide

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has paid tribute to former corporate recovery head Stephen Gale after he committed suicide earlier this year.  The firm paid tribute to a “hardworking and talented individual who was proud of this firm and his colleagues, and a man who went the extra mile for friends, clients and the numerous charities […]

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