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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’.

The Changing Face of Digital ID in Jersey and Guernsey

The problem of confirming identity without face-to-face meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought digital systems for the verification of identity (“Digital ID”) into focus, and may well accelerate the transition from paper based to digital systems as the default means of verifying identity. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) and Jersey Financial Services Commission […]


Banking and finance

20 Essex Street has for many years been involved in some of the most significant cases in this area. These have included: the bank charges litigation; assorted ‘credit crunch’ litigation arising out of the collapses of Lehmans, Kaupthing, MF Globaland other financial institutions; the RBS rights issue litigation; the Cukurova FINCARs litigation; and leading cases […]

Eversheds advises Scatec on joint venture to construct solar energy projects in Jordan

Eversheds has advised Scatec, a solar energy provider, on a joint venture to construct and operate three solar energy projects in Jordan. The projects will be developed jointly by Norwegian company Scatec Solar and its Jordanian partners, Quest Energy Investment, European Jordanian Renewable Energy Projects and Greenland Alternative Energy. Scatec Solar will construct the plants […]

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39 Essex Street expands Singapore presence with 20 Essex Street barrister

39 Essex Street has expanded its presence in Singapore with 20 Essex Street member Ben Olbourne.  The barrister is the second permanent member to be stationed in the jurisdiction since the set launched the international base in 2012 at the same time as One Essex Court. Currently Rashda Rana is the set’s only member based in […]

Shoosmiths partner receives IOSH president’s distinguished service award

Shoosmiths partner Ron Reid has been presented with the IOSH president’s distinguished service award for his services to health and safety over the past four decades. IOSH — the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health — is the biggest health and safety membership organisation in the world, and the only UK-chartered body for health and safety professionals. […]

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In-house interview: Direct Line Group’s Humphrey Tomlinson

Direct Line Group’s Humphrey Tomlinson has steered the insurance giant down a successful road to an IPO, and an ABS win It has been a hectic few years for Direct Line Group general counsel Humphrey Tomlinson, who handled Direct Line Group’s IPO in 2012. “Closing the IPO was great,” he says. “It gave me a […]

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