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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.


Kinstellar launches ninth office with Kiev team

Central & Eastern European (CEE) firm Kinstellar has opened its ninth office, launching in the Ukrainian capital Kiev with the hire of a former partner of local firm Avellum. Kostiantyn Likarchuk was a partner at Avellum from the firm’s launch in 2009 until May last year. He left to become deputy head of the country’s state […]

Carey Olsen ranks third largest offshore law firm

Carey Olsen has been ranked as the third largest offshore law firm in The Lawyer’s 2016 Offshore Survey. The firm has risen in the table following a 10 per cent increase in the number of qualified lawyers over the past year to a total of 188. The survey also positions Carey Olsen at the top […]

Ilyashev partner: ‘disclosure of beneficiaries has not become a Ukrainian trend’

Maksym Kopeychykov, partner and head of banking and finance at Ilyashev & Partners, delivered a speech on “Legal nuances of verifying beneficiaries and corporate affairs and credit default risk minimization” at the II Legal Banking Forum, held in Kyiv on February 24, 2016. In his report Kopeychykov emphasised that disclosure of ultimate beneficiaries has not […]

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