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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’.

The Changing Face of Digital ID in Jersey and Guernsey

The problem of confirming identity without face-to-face meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought digital systems for the verification of identity (“Digital ID”) into focus, and may well accelerate the transition from paper based to digital systems as the default means of verifying identity. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) and Jersey Financial Services Commission […]


What’s yours is mine?

Judges are being more cautious when sharing out divorcing couples’ non-matrimonial assets As any reader of the press in recent years will know, London has attained the dubious status of ’divorce capital of the world’. This is mainly due to the cases of White (2000) and Miller and McFarlane (2006), which introduced radical new concepts […]

David Childs

Clifford Chance partners urged to share contacts for good of corporate

Clifford Chance’s management has urged partners to help boost its corporate practice by leveraging the firm’s prized banking relationships and fostering a culture of cross-referrals. Firm leaders at this month’s annual partnership conference in Barcelona called on partners to avoid building silos and be aware of the corporate opportunities that client contacts can bring. The […]

Paul Murray

DAC Beachcroft posts £163m turnover in first post-merger results

DAC Beachcroft has unveiled its first financial results since merging in November 2011, with the combined firm generating revenues of £163.2m. At the 2010-11 year-end Beachcroft posted revenues of £134m, with net profit of £30m. Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC), meanwhile, had turnover of £43m and net profit of £8m. The combined firm’s average profit per […]

Orrick and Perkins Coie land roles on Microsoft’s $1.2bn acquisition of Yammer

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and Perkins Coie have scooped roles on Microsoft’s acquisition of corporate social networking operator Yammer for $1.2bn, making it one of the company’s biggest acquisitions in recent years. Seattle-based Perkins Coie was retained by Microsoft, with partners Stewart Landefeld and Andrew Moore leading the team. Orrick has acted as long-standing counsel […]


Troll hunting made easy

The Defamation Bill seeks to simplify the process of unmasking abusive internet trolls  Social media and the internet are fast becoming the communication platform of choice. An unfortunate side effect of this is the emergence of the so-called internet troll, whose offensive taunts have even led some ­victims of abuse to suicide. Until now, […]

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