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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.



Covington and Slaughters advise on Qualcomm’s £1.6bn acquisition of CSR

Covington & Burling advised US mobile phone chipmaker Qualcomm and Slaughter and May advised tech firm CSR on the US company’s £1.6bn takeover of the British company, which will increase Qualcomm’s presence in the UK. London-based partners Louise Nash and Simon Amies led Covington & Burling’s team in the deal for Qualcomm, which will allow […]


Cyprus – Bounceback island

Cyprus is still in recession, but it looks as though Russia’s favourite island will revive more quickly than was thought likely. Just over a year ago Cyprus became the fourth eurozone country to need a bailout, following the misfortunes of Ireland, Greece and Portugal. The €10bn (£8bn) plug raised the island’s debt to 143 per […]

Facebook launches lawsuit against DLA Piper

DLA Piper might be regretting the day it represented internet entrepreneur Paul Ceglia in his doomed claim against Facebook after being hit with a mammoth lawsuit from the social network. The company has accused DLA and four of its partners as well as a raft of US firms of conspiring “to file and prosecute a […]

Eversheds advises Daisy Group on buy-out by consortium

Eversheds has advised its long-standing client, AIM-quoted Daisy Group, a provider of IT services and unified communications to businesses, on a £494m buy-out by a consortium of Matthew Riley (Daisy’s chief executive), Toscafund and Penta Capital.  An Eversheds team led by Danny Hall and Stephen Nash acted for Daisy and a separate Eversheds team led […]

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