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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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This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 26 October 2014

Two oval shapes formed the subject of a heated row between Asda and Specsavers that came to an end last week. Specsavers won back its wordless trademark for two overlapping ovals this month after the Court of Appeal said it was recognisable as the company’s logo even without the brand name. As explained by Wragge […]

IFLR ranks Ogier as a top-tier firm for funds and corporate and finance in Guernsey

The International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 2015 edition has ranked Ogier as a top-tier firm for its investment funds and corporate and finance practices in Guernsey. Ogier Jersey was ranked as a tier-one firm for its corporate and finance practices and as a tier-two firm for investment funds. IFLR highlighted the firm’s stand-out deals for […]

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Top 10 stories: 24-30 October 2014

The Lawyer Management Awards dominated the stories in our top 10 list this week. The publication of The Lawyer Management Awards Book of the Night pulled in the readers last week, with no fewer than five of our top 10 stories being part of the write-up of our celebration of operational excellence. Categories which were […]

Eversheds advises management of Paroc Group on €700m sale

Eversheds has advised the management team of Paroc Group on its acquisition by CVC Capital Partners for an enterprise value of approximately €700m (£550m). Headquartered in Helsinki, Paroc produces stone wool insulation in the Nordic and Baltic regions for the residential and commercial construction markets, as well as various industrial applications. In a successful five-year […]

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Clyde & Co opens in Brisbane with three partners from Sparke Helmore

Clyde & Co has picked up three partners from Australian firm Sparke Helmore in Brisbane to open its fourth office in the country. Clydes’ Brisbane office will be led by former Sparkes partner Matthew Pokarier, who is joining the firm with insurance partners Maxine Tills and Jacinta Long. It is not yet known whether the […]

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