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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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Five myths about marriage and divorce

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.

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King & Capital co-hosts seminar on law in Sino-African investment and trade

On 10 September 2014, more than 20 African attorneys attended the ‘Seminar on the Law in Sino-African Investment and Trade’, held at Beijing Foreign Studies University. King & Capital was one of the co-hosts of the event. The attending attorneys came from 13 African countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, Republic of Uganda and Zimbabwe. Seven […]

Eversheds says need to ignite eurozone via central stimulus is becoming more acute

Robin Johnson, partner and manufacturing expert at Eversheds, has commented on the latest eurozone industrial output figures. He said: ‘The figures show the eurozone remains volatile. That said, members of the EU outside the eurozone continue to report stronger numbers. ‘The need to reignite the eurozone via central stimulus is becoming more acute, although there […]

Kirkland’s London head honcho moves to Fried Frank

As we revealed yesterday , Kirkland & Ellis’s London head Graham White has made a significant career change this week, jumping ship to be Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson’s first-ever London managing partner. After two years in the job at Kirkland without the official London managing partner handle but with all the responsibilities, White […]

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Freshfields Italian arbitrator leaves for boutique

Italian arbitration boutique Arblit has hired its third partner, bringing on board Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Massimo Benedettelli. Benedettelli joins former Bonelli Erede Pappalardo arbitrator Luca Radicati di Brozolo at Arblit, which was founded just over a year ago (12 June 2013). Former Bonelli associate Michele Sabatini is also a partner at the firm.  Benedettelli is […]

Captive Review honours Conyers for its work in the captive insurance space

Conyers Dill & Pearman has won an award for its work in the captive insurance space. The firm was named as the Offshore Law Firm in the 2014 US Captive Services Awards, organised by Captive Review and, at the same event, Bermuda was awarded the Offshore Captive Domicile. David Doyle and Chris Garrod, directors in […]

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