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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.


Eversheds adds Minters lawyer in Hong Kong as litigator joins US firm

Eversheds’ Hong Kong office has hired veteran China employment lawyer Winnie Ng from Minter Ellison. The news comes following the departure of litigation partner Ronald Sum, who has left to join US firm Blank Rome’s Hong Kong office as a partner. Ng, who was head of Minter Ellison’s China employment practice, will fill the same […]

BLP gunned down

We’d like to say that Greenberg Traurig Maher has 45 lawyers working on the Colt Technology Services account that it has just won from Berwin Leighton Paisner (see story) – then we could call them “the Colt 45”. Still, there are obviously enough of them beavering away to steal the tech company from under BLP’s […]

Umpire state building

With the New York Convention as standard-bearer, arbitration is making moves to supplant the more traditional forms of international litigation. Andrea Dahlberg and James Freeman report International arbitration is increasingly preferred to litigation for resolving international commercial disputes. Globalisation has been a key factor in bringing this about. In a world of cross-border trade and […]


White & Case: no loitering

Funny how multijurisdictional firms are viewed in binary. First, there’s the global elite made up of the super-profitable group of New York and London transactional firms. Then there are the internationalists. They may not be blessed with quite the same M&A heritage, but compared with the strategic sterility of much of the Sweet Sixteen many […]

Baroness Hale

Lady Hale leads panel making feminist readings of court judgments

A panel of distinguished female lawyers and legal scholars gathered at Norton Rose’s InterLaw Diversity Forum event on Thursday 13 October to discuss judgments from a feminist lawyer’s point of view. The event coincided with the recent launch of Norton Rose’s women’s legal network and focused on the core findings of the book Feminist Judgments, […]

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