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Acquisition agreements during Covid-19

Given the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is timely for us to look closely at material adverse change clauses in the context of a business acquisition.

Capital market trends and expectations for 2021

It has certainly been a profound start to a new decade thus far, and after the events of 2020, what have we noticed in terms of new stock exchange listing trends and what do we anticipate for this current calendar year?

The new how: thriving on change

The world is changing. At lightning-fast speed. This white paper, prepared as part of The Lawyer’s Smarter Working Week, looks at the main drivers for change in more detail and how you can prepare for ‘change3’.


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Jones Day advises Steris in £1.2bn deal to buy up UK pharma company Synergy Health

Jones Day has represented US medical tech company Steris Corporation in a deal to acquire Synergy Health in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately £1.2bn.   Nine partners in London and three in the US led Jones Day’s London legal team in the acquisition for Steris. In London, M&A partners John Phillips, Liz […]


In-house interview: Colin Armstrong, Merlin Entertainments

As GC at one of the world’s biggest visitor attractions operators, Colin Armstrong’s role is to keep Merlin out of the firing line of global regulators General counsel Colin Armstrong works for a company that makes magic happen. Merlin Entertainments’ portfolio of 150 attractions spans the world, from constructions in Legoland Florida and frights in […]

Brand magic

Linklaters achieves top law firm ranking in Superbrands index Magic circle firms lose ground in brand rankings to Norton Rose Fulbright and DLA Piper In-housers name Freshfields and Herbies as most popular brands Riddle of the brands: the secret formula of kudos Baker & McKenzie remains leading law firm brand among in-housers

DLA Piper receives ‘Innovator of the Year’ award from the Daily Record

DLA Piper has received an ‘Innovator of the Year’ award from the Daily Record for the firm’s expansion of a pro bono legal programme into several Baltimore schools. DLA Piper opened a free legal clinic in 2008 at one inner-city high school in Baltimore and the programme has since grown to include four schools, including elementary, middle […]

Eversheds comments on ‘mixed messages’ from Chinese economy

Stephen Kitts, Asia managing partner at Eversheds, has commented on the latest China economic output data. He said: ‘It is difficult to get a grip on the real direction of travel of the Chinese economy from the latest data. It does demonstrate that China is not immune from the vagaries of the world economy, although […]

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