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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’.


Cyril Shroff

Amarchand opens equity and anoints practice heads to kick off five-year plan

Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted five partners into its lockstep equity pool and created 11 practice heads as part of a five-year plan to grow to 1,000-lawyers and 100 partners by 2017. The firm has taken the steps after a year-long review conducted by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), according to Mumbai capital markets partner […]

A&O tops up Washington DC practice with O’Melveny partner

Allen & Overy (A&O) has once again turned to O’Melveny & Myers as it expands its Washington DC practice. The firm has hired financial services regulatory lawyer Bill Satchell, who was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers. Satchell will work alongside the three financial services lawyers A&O poached from the US firm in July this […]

RJW beefs up PI arm to take on high street rivals

Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is to expand rapidly the number of consumer products promoted through Claims Direct to compete with the arrival of alternative business structures (ABS) in the consumer markets. The claims management non-profitmaking subsidiary of RJW collects personal injury (PI) claims and divides them between the firm and a panel of 35 […]

Steven Greenwood

Stone King

These days, it’s all about focus, and this is particularly true at smaller firms. Stone King is no exception. Last year the Bath-headquartered firm added more than £1m to revenue, a growth of 12 per cent, while in the current year it is projecting a growth rate of 10 per cent, which will take revenue […]

Simon Chumas

On the move

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has hired Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) ­partner Simon Chumas to its ­shipping ­practice. Move of the week This adds to the eight-strong ­aviation and ­aerospace team HFW has already taken from BLG, gaining an office in São Paulo in the process. Chumas will join HFW on 1 ­November, when the […]

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