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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.


Clifford Chance re-elects senior partner Sweeting in uncontested vote

Clifford Chance has re-elected senior partner Malcolm Sweeting for a second term following an uncontested election, handing him another four years in the top role. Sweeting was first elected in November 2010 and started his four-year term the following January, having beaten tax partner Jonathan Elman and German corporate partner Daniela Weber-Rey to the role […]


Firms on course for a strong 2014/15

Early results show chunky revenue increases at the half-year With six months of the present financial year down and nine of the UK’s biggest firms having reported their half-year financial results, the signs are that the legal sector is in line for a solid 2014/15. All the firms to have reported have seen sizeable increases […]

South Africa

Southern Africa – Rainbow bridge

Internationalisation of South Africa’s legal market is continuing apace as firms seek to exploit opportunities throughout the region At the beginning of 2014 there were nine international firms with offices or exclusive associations in South Africa. Less than 12 months later there are 13. By this time next year most lawyers expect that number will […]


Collas Crill: advisers of the Caribbean

Firm responds to demand for parallel jurisdiction capability in investment funds work The days when an offshore firm had offices in just one jurisdiction, or even just one region, seem well and truly over. Last week another of the larger Channel Islands firms – Collas Crill – announced its move into the Caribbean through a […]

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