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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.


Mishcon employment head stands down, election to be held in October

Mishcon de Reya will hold the first-ever management elections for its real estate and employment head roles next month with employment head Joanna Blackburn pledging to step down After the firm’s move to replace management and board appointments with elections last year both the employment and real estate roles will be opened up to a […]

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New competition regulator CMA creates three new cartel roles

The newly-formed Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is looking to hire a director of criminal enforcement as part of three new director roles aimed at beefing up its ability to crack down on cartels. The regulator formally launched in April as the successor to the Competition Commission and Office of Fair Trading (OFT). It is […]

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Virgin Money promotes new GC on verge of float as Pearson steps down

Virgin Money’s first general counsel Stephen Pearson has stepped down from his role as the company prepares for an IPO on the London Stock Exchange later this month. He is to be replaced by Virgin Money in-house lawyer Andrew Emuss,and the company has confirmed that Pearson is staying on in the company in a senior […]

US firms promote City life as Bakers overhauls management team

Question: When is a US firm not a US firm? Answer: When their London offices become so immense they can grow their own talent. As our feature this week underlines, a growing number of US firms’ City offices are beginning to look as much like a UK firm as their London-headquartered rivals. The most locally […]

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