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Employment Law Focus: Unconscious bias

Unconscious bias is a growing legal issue for employers. It’s widely regarded as a barrier to equality, diversity and inclusion, and employment tribunals are looking more closely at motivation and bias in discrimination and harassment cases.

Termination for insolvency: how can suppliers protect their position?

Suppliers can no longer rely on contractual terms entitling them to terminate a contract on the grounds of a corporate customer’s insolvency (ipso facto clauses) in most cases. This prohibition was introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act which came into force on 26 June 2020 (the Act). This briefing looks at the changes suppliers may need to make to their contracts, as well as to their credit and enforcement strategies, in light of this prohibition.



Kirkland & Ellis raids Weil for banking star Stephen Lucas

Weil Gotshal & Manges banking chief Stephen Lucas is leaving the firm after three years for Kirkland & Ellis. Lucas joined Weil in 2011 from Linklaters, having also spent a number of years at Clifford Chance. He has strong links with Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, and as a junior lawyer spent time on secondment at […]

No5’s planning group enters into sponsorship deal to support TCPA’s Garden City principles

No5 Chambers’ planning group has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) with the objective of supporting the association’s Garden City principles. The Garden City initiative is concerned with providing planned settlements for the 21st century, which enhance the natural environment providing a foundation for high-quality, inclusive places to […]

Lloyd's of London

QBE splits advisers into two in new-look roster

Insurance giant QBE has revamped its roster of external advisers for its European operations and created two distinct panels for the first time. The core panel, which handles a variety of work including employment, data protection, corporate, and regulatory matters, consists of DAC Beachcroft, Mayer Brown, Norton Rose Fulbright and RPC.  Added to this is […]

DLA Piper advises Tilad on acquisition of office complex in Berlin

DLA Piper has advised Tilad, a multi-family office based in the Gulf region, on the acquisition of an office complex in Berlin from Société Générale Immobel SA. The acquisition took place as part of a share deal, which was financed by ING Real Estate Finance Germany. The DLA Piper team led by partner Fabian Mühlen […]

Nuthin’ but an OC thang

Rarely do corporate law firms and gangsta rap cross paths, but last week the two temporarily collided as headphone-maker Beats became Apple’s largest-ever acquisition. Beats, co-founded by Californian producer Andre ‘Dr Dre’ Young and music business mogul Jimmy Iovine, instructed West Coast firm Munger Tolles & Olsen on the deal. More surprising is that London-based […]

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