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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.



“It could be win/win for us and for him”: Weil’s Francies on losing Lucas

In his 14 years at the helm of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London office, Mike Francies has overseen a wealth of change, watching the office transform from a private equity and structured finance focused outfit into a broader beast. But, it’s a fair bet that 2014 has been a particularly challenging one for the managing […]


GC2B: Five years in: what do you know now that you wish you’d known then?

The second The Lawyer and BLP roundtable event allows GCs to identify what advice would have been particularly useful during the first few years of their in-house career GC2B is an initiative from The Lawyer and Berwin Leighton Paisner When you took on the decision to move, either from a law firm or from another in-house sector, what […]

Conyers advises Sunshine 100 China Holdings on issue of $115m senior notes

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands and Mauritius legal advice in connection with the issue by Sunshine 100 China Holdings of 12.75 per cent senior notes due 2017 with an aggregate principal amount of $115m (£72m) with, inter alia, security given by its BVI and Mauritius subsidiaries. Anna Chong […]

National Grid

National Grid UK GC exits amid panel review

National Grid UK general counsel and company secretary Karen Clayton has left the network in the midst of a full-scale panel review due to be finalised in April 2015. Clayton left the company in mid-September and group general counsel Alison Kay is understood to have taken over her responsibilities while the National Grid seeks a new […]

Eversheds comments on China taking tough action against corrupt officials

Neill Blundell, partner and head of fraud at Eversheds, has commented on news that a China rail official has been given a death sentence for corruption. He said: ‘China is continuing to take tough action against those officials who have been involved in bribery and corruption. It is a further warning to those companies operating […]

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