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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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Clifford Chance and Herbies advise on EDF EU subsidy approval

EDF has turned to Clifford Chance antitrust partner Jenine Hulsmann to win approval for a nuclear reactor subsidy scheme from the European Commission (EC), enabling the first new nuclear reactors to be built in Britain for 20 years.  EDF general counsel Guido Santi, head of project Angela Piearce and head of nuclear new build Chris […]

Conyers’ corporate and investment funds practices ranked as top tier in IFLR1000

Conyers Dill & Pearman has been recognised as a leading financial and corporate law firm in the most recent edition of IFLR1000, earning strong marks globally for its corporate and investment funds practices, as well as a recognition in a new category. The International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has published its global rankings for 2015, with […]

King & Capital partner Wu Liwei quoted in Los Angeles Times on celebrity drug use

King & Capital partner Wu Liwei has been quoted by the Los Angeles Times regarding celebrities and drug use. Wu noted that although the number of drug-related cases has risen these past years, generally speaking, the incidence of drug-related crimes is not growing significantly. The reason that the public mistakenly holds that the incidence of drug-related crimes is growing, he said, […]

Freshfields’ fresh corporate, litigation and employment heads

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has selected new global corporate, litigation and employment heads, bringing a fresh generation of partners into management roles (click here for the full story). Senior partner Will Lawes – whose term also comes to an end next year – named German corporate partner Rick van Aerssen as the new corporate chief, David […]

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co picks up Private Client Specialism of the Year award

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s contentious trusts team has won The Legal 500’s Private Client Specialism of the Year award. The win follows a great overall result in The Legal 500 firm rankings, which highlights the success of the merger and its resultant increase in global reach and expertise. This award acknowledges the cross-sector team’s […]

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