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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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Hogan Lovells energy partner joins Nekton Group as first GC

Hogan Lovells has lost corporate finance and energy partner David Levin to Nekton Group, where he is set to become the company’s first general counsel. Levin joined Hogan Lovells at the start of 2012 after stepping down from his role as head of Eversheds’ Russian practice.  From 2006, he led the firm’s re-entry into the […]

Walder Wyss helps Berghoff with transfer of assets

Walder Wyss has advised Berghoff Mechanical Engineering AG on the transferal of certain assets by a cross-border transfer of assets to Berghoff Property GmbH, Luxemburg. The Walder Wyss Team was led by Urs P Gnos (partner, corporate/M&A) and included Johannes Bürgi (partner, finance), Samuel Lieberherr (associate, corporate/M&A), Elisabeth Moskric (counsel, finance), Christine Beutler (managing associate/notary, […]


‘Harry Potter’ lawyer Lord Harley to face Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

A lawyer criticised for appearing in court looking like “something out of Harry Potter” is to be hauled up in front of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) in November. The exact allegations levied by the SRA against Alan Blacker, who used the name Lord Harley during the Cardiff Crown Court incident, have not yet been […]

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Legal Harmony 2015: The Fieldfisher choir

The Fieldfisher Singers are a small but enthusiastic collection of individuals from all parts of the firm who come together on a Monday evening to sing away those Monday blues. Our choir was started up three years ago initially by our knowledge management director, Jane Bradbury.  She has since moved on, but her legacy remains […]

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Ten rules for partners dealing with GCs, according to BT and HSBC

The first day of The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit saw HSBC associate general counsel Gary Partington and BT director of compliance Gareth Tipton call for firms to adopt ten “commandments of the general counsel”. The pair and Jomati Consultants principal Tony Williams discussed the changing power dynamic of in-house legal teams and law firms, concluding […]

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