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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.

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Kent County Council’s legal division Kent Legal Services (KLS) has today launched a search for a private sector alternative business structure (ABS) partner. The tender document calls for expressions of interest from firms that are already ABSs or prepared to enter the licensing process immediately and capital investment is listed as a priority. The contract […]

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Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Bermuda Community Foundation, a local not-for-profit Bermuda company limited by guarantee with charitable philanthropic objects, on its conversion to and registration as a segregated accounts company (SAC) under the Segregated Accounts Companies Act 2000. According to the firm, this exercise was novel and ground breaking in several respects as Bermuda […]

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Pro-democracy protestors may have taken control of parts of Hong Kong but that has not stopped international law firms from pushing ahead with their strategic plans in the region. US firms Debevoise & Plimpton and Kobre & Kim have both converted to local practices in the jurisdiction, meaning they can now offer local as well […]

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