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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.


Not like yesterday: Implementing a strategy can be a major challenge

In 9 AD, the Roman proconsul Quinctilius Varus returned to the Germanic provinces with three legions to suppress a tribal rebellion. He had done this successfully three years earlier – but this time, the enemy chose not to fight in the same way and the legions were wiped out. Varus’s last cry was reputed to be: “Ne cras, ne cras” – “Not like yesterday.”

Kinstellar and Cleary co-host dispute resolution seminar in Almaty

On 14 October Kinstellar’s Almaty office co-hosted a seminar on dispute resolution with lawyers from the London office of international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. In attendance were more than 30 leading local bankers; representatives of several major Kazakh state-owned companies including Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund and Baiterek National Management Holding; heads of […]

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