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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.


Robert Lewis

Alibaba IPO shows why lawyers matter

Following the record-setting IPO of Alibaba, Jack Ma is now a global business icon. In China he has been a business titan for a much longer period of time. He is also one of the most gifted public speakers in the Chinese business community, so when he took the podium following Liu Chuanzhi of Lenovo […]


Tesco boss tells GC and legal team to work on the shop floor

Tesco general counsel Adrian Morris and 25 other lawyers based at the supermarket’s headquarters will be sent onto the shop floor over the next three months in a campaign launched by chief executive Dave Lewis. The supermarket giant chief emailed 4,000 staff on Tuesday asking them to work one day a fortnight in stores during […]

Eversheds partner to discuss Swiss Arbitration alternative rules for commodity disputes

Eversheds partner James Hargrove has been invited by the Swiss Arbitration, the Chamber of Commerce and the Geneva Trade & Shipping Association to showcase the Swiss Arbitration alternative rules for commodity disputes. The road show will take place in London on 16 October 2014, discussing the topic ‘Alternative dispute resolution for commodity trading shipping and trade finance (ACT)’.

Nabarro ends hunt for French ally with Lefèvre Pelletier

After six months, Nabarro ’s hunt for a French firm to join its European alliance is over. On Monday the firm announced that it was signing up with Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés to fill the hole left when August & Debouzy quit the alliance earlier this year. Lefèvre Pelletier is an interesting choice. It is […]

Garrigues’ 0.2 per cent growth signals Spanish recovery

Garrigues, Europe’s largest firm, announced this morning that it had added €600,000 to its turnover last year – growth of 0.2 per cent . The firm’s €332.5m revenue might only be slightly up on 2012/13, but it marks a return to growth after two years of decline . More encouragingly, managing partner Fernando Vives says […]

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