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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.



Top of the PEPS

In September The Lawyer will publish the UK 200 Annual Report 2009, the definitive guide to the finances of the UK’s largest law firms. But with the financial reporting season now in full swing, the Top of the PEPS will keep you up to date with the results as they happen. For law firms’ revenues, […]

The race is on

Litigators have been waiting in the wings for a while for their boom time. The former Lord Chancellor Charlie Falconer appeared to have fired the starting gun for the upswing when he announced last September that the collapse of Lehman Brothers would trigger an explosion of mega-litigation. In hindsight Falconer’s crystal ball gazing now looks […]


A&O partner joins Mumbai office of Indian alliance firm

Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Srinivas Parthasarathy is to leave the firm’s Singapore office to take up partnership at the Mumbai office of A&O’s Indian alliance firm Trilegal. Srinivas Parthasarathy In his new role Parthasarathy, who is qualified in the UK and India, will help develop the capital markets team at Trilegal, with which A&O […]

White & Case helps draft Kazakh restructuring laws

White & Case has scored a lead role advising the Kazakhstan government on the creation of new restructuring laws in the country. Francis Fitzherbert-Brockholes London-based European capital markets co-head Francis Fitzherbert-Brockholes led the advice to the Kazakhstan government. The mandate was awarded after the US firm won a role advising UBS on the restructuring of […]

Battle for the Sky

Rupert Murdoch, or more accurately his son James, has decided to close The London Paper, the free paper usually found carpeting the floor of the capital’s tube stations. Sad news for those who just can’t get through the day without the latest news of Amy Winehouse losing it or Britney Spears’ latest hair style. Be […]

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