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Following a period of recent change for the worse in M&A (and PE exits) activity, due to political uncertainty and governance issues, can local strategy – combined with Africanising operations – and positive business sentiment improve the current state of affairs?

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The Law Commission has published its advice to the UK Government on the formation and enforceability of smart legal contracts, in which some or all obligations are defined or performed by code.

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Effective 1 January 2022, all employees, whether part-time, full-time, indefinite or fixed-term, working in British Columbia, who are protected by the provisions of the Employment Standards Act, and who have been employed with the same employer for 90 days or more, are entitled to take up to five (5) paid days off from work if they experience personal illness or injury.

Bermuda: A growing hub for the life sector

Bermuda has become a flourishing focal point for long-term insurance and reinsurance, offering the Island’s economy an increasingly lucrative pillar. Brad Adderley, partner at law firm Appleby, explains what it means for Bermuda.


Gherkin Kirkland

Kirkland dealmaker to leave firm next year

A longtime Kirkland & Ellis corporate partner is set to retire from the firm after 14 years. M&A expert Rory Mullarkey will be leaving the firm at the end of January. As part of his practice, he focuses on M&A and private equity, advising on both public and private transactions, representing purchasers and sellers. Mullarkey […]

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Patrick Mackenzie, Kirkland & Ellis

The UK introduced major reforms to its restructuring and insolvency regime in June 2020, including a new restructuring plan procedure. DeepOcean was the first ever test of the cross-class cram-down provisions in the new restructuring plan procedure. The group wished to shut down a loss-making part of its business while minimising disruption to the wider […]

Gherkin Kirkland

Kirkland promotes 19 in the City

Kirkland & Ellis has made up 151 lawyers worldwide this year, including 19 in London and five in Continental Europe. A total of 19 lawyers have made partner in the City, compared to 15 last year.  London was third in terms of which offices saw most promotions, behind Chicago and New York which both made […]

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