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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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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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The Information Commissioner’s Office has intensified its focus on lawyers with respect to data breaches, and mandatory breach notification is on the way Q: Are law firms a particular target for cyber attack? Ross McKean, data protection practice group leader, Olswang: Yes. UK law firms are a honeypot for hackers. You name it, we have it: […]

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Fried Frank picks up Stephenson Harwood role on oligarch battle

Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev has switched counsel from Stephenson Harwood partner John Fordham to Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson for the latest stage of his $2bn injunction battle at the High Court.  The ex-senator once dubbed “the cashier to the Kremlin” was served with a UK court order in July, freezing $2bn of his […]

DLA Piper appoints government specialist consultant Rebecca French

DLA Piper has appointed Dr Rebecca French as a consultant in its Melbourne office. French joins the firm from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), where she worked primarily in the civil, human rights, review and regulation, real property and retail tenancies lists. Prior to that she was general counsel at the Victorian Government […]

Learning to love lawyers, Chinese style

When Hangzhou-based e-commerce group Alibaba listed on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month it was a boon not only for its founder Jack Ma but for the lawyers involved too. After all, at $25bn it was the largest IPO of all time. Local firms Fangda and King & Wood Mallesons shared in the […]

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