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Safe travels: can Bermuda’s testing approach offer lessons?

The aviation industry has been one of the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. If airlines and associated businesses are to survive, it is essential that people start flying again. How to do that safely without promoting the spread of the virus is the sixty-four billion dollar question.

Provisional liquidators, the automatic stay, and the Hong Kong Court

By Ben Hobden and Norman Hau This article considers the approach taken by the Cayman Court when faced with an application by a company to appoint ‘soft touch’ provisional liquidators and obtain the benefit of the statutory moratorium when proceedings are extant in another jurisdiction, and a recent decision of the Hong Kong Court providing […]

BVI passes legislation codifying the “Black Swan” jurisdiction

On 7 January 2021, the BVI enacted an important amendment to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act which provides that the BVI court now has jurisdiction to grant free-standing interim relief in aid of existing or anticipated foreign proceedings.

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January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

Shall we be exclusive?

The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.


BTI Consulting Group recognises DLA Piper as ‘standout firm’ in litigation

DLA Piper has been recognised as a ‘standout firm’ in several litigation categories by BTI Consulting Group in its newly published BTI Litigation Outlook 2015: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms. DLA Piper received ‘standout’ status for class action torts, securities and finance litigation, complex commercial litigation, routine commercial litigation and product liability litigation. […]

DLA Piper advises Synergy Health on its $5.2bn merger with STERIS Corporation

DLA Piper has advised Synergy Health, a supplier of outsourced services to healthcare providers and other customers concerned with health management, on its recommended combination with STERIS Corporation, a provider of infection prevention and other procedural products and services focused primarily on the healthcare, pharmaceutical and research markets.  The transaction values Synergy at $1.9bn (£1.2bn) […]

Dan French joins Gateley as corporate recovery partner

Gateley has hired Dan French as a partner in its corporate recovery team. French specialises in corporate recovery and restructuring and in his present role acts for banks, asset-based lenders, insolvency practitioners and corporate clients on a range of matters. An experienced partner, French will complement the existing team. In his new role, he will […]

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Baker & McKenzie names new head of Asian offices

Baker & McKenzie has named Hong Kong-based Milton Cheng as managing partner of its Hong Kong, China, Korea and Vietnam offices. Cheng, who has until now been head of the firm’s Asia-Pacific M&A group, co-head of its corporate group in China and Hong Kong and leader of its Hong Kong REITs practice, has replaced Paul […]

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