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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’.


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Garrigues returns to growth with marginal revenue rise to €332.5m

Europe’s largest firm, Iberian giant Garrigues, has announced a marginal rise of 0.2 per cent in its 2013/14 turnover along with the promotion of seven to its partnership. Turnover rose from €331.9m to €332.5m (£261.6m) in the last financial year, which ended on 31 August. The growth follows two years of turnover decline (31 October […]

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Ashurst scraps Australia managing partner role as incumbent Carrington retires

Ashurst’s Australia managing partner John Carrington retires today (31 October), after six years as head of legacy Blake Dawson. Following his retirement, Ashurst is set to scrap its Australia managing partner position, with the responsibilities being shared among a number of partners in the jurisdiction.  Ashurst’s managing partner James Collis said: “Given John’s decision earlier […]

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DLA Piper adds seven partners through Mexico merger, as three exit for Bakers

DLA Piper is to merge with Mexico City-based firm Gallastegui y Lozano (GyL) as three existing partners and their team, including DLA’s Mexico City co-managing partner, leave for Baker & McKenzie. DLA launched in Mexico City by swiping the entire legal team from Thompson & Knight’s Mexico City office in February 2012 (14 February 2012). […]


Osborne Clarke’s latest frontier: can it make India work?

Osborne Clarke has signed a relationship deal with new Indian firm BTG Legal, led by its former India group head Prashant Mara. The structure of the deal meets the stringent Indian regulatory rules, which allow foreign firms to ‘fly in and fly out’ to provide legal advice but not have their own offices on the […]

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Latham makes up one London partner amongst 19-strong global promos round

Latham & Watkins has made up just one partner in London, in addition to another 18 new partners worldwide. The figure is a significant decrease on the four London partners made up last year, out of a total of 20 new partners announced in November 2013.  It is also the lowest UK promotions round at […]

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