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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.



​The Colony Grill Room, W1

He’s keeping a close eye on it, is Mr King. So far I’ve been during the soft opening, for two breakfasts (not together) and a rather leisurely lunch and he’s been there twice, doing that thing he does, welcoming you at the door in that charming yet slightly intimidating way, as he towers over you, […]

SJ Berwin

King & Wood Mallesons to ditch SJ Berwin name to mark first anniversary of merger

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin is set to scrap ‘SJ Berwin’ from its name on 1 November, as the firm celebrates the first anniversary of its record-breaking merger. Asia Pacific firm King & Wood Mallesons combined with legacy SJ Berwin on 1 November 2013, creating a $1bn law firm headquartered in Asia (31 October […]

Kate Beioley

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 12 October 2014

The celebrities at the centre of the recent hacking scandal, which saw swathes of private images leaked via websites and through social media, will be finding it hard to see any positive outcome. However, London-based litigation firm Schillings says a backlash is emerging against the distribution of private and/or disturbing images. Among those curious to […]


Freshfields makes “radical” global corporate and litigation head appointments

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has chosen German partner Rick van Aerssen as the firm’s new corporate head to replace Edward Braham and litigation partner David Scott to succeed Christopher Pugh in a “radical” reshuffle.  Both Pugh and Braham are standing down at the end of their terms this year and will be replaced by a new […]

Wierzbowski Eversheds represents Orange Polska in UKE cassation appeal

At a hearing on 8 October 2014 concerning the decision by the president of the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) imposing a fine of PLN8m (£1.5m) on Telekomunikacja Polska SA (now Orange Polska), the Supreme Court of Poland denied the cassation appeal by the telecommunications regulator. Wierzbowski Eversheds represented its client Orange at all stages […]

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