Corporate Digest: Notable deals and transactions – Winter 2020

The deals include significant restructurings, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and finance transactions across a wide range of industry sectors including insurance, banking, investment funds, aviation, shipping, energy, telecoms, property development, healthcare, education and more.

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Safe travels: can Bermuda’s testing approach offer lessons?

The aviation industry has been one of the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. If airlines and associated businesses are to survive, it is essential that people start flying again. How to do that safely without promoting the spread of the virus is the sixty-four billion dollar question.

Provisional liquidators, the automatic stay, and the Hong Kong Court

By Ben Hobden and Norman Hau This article considers the approach taken by the Cayman Court when faced with an application by a company to appoint ‘soft touch’ provisional liquidators and obtain the benefit of the statutory moratorium when proceedings are extant in another jurisdiction, and a recent decision of the Hong Kong Court providing […]

BVI passes legislation codifying the “Black Swan” jurisdiction

On 7 January 2021, the BVI enacted an important amendment to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act which provides that the BVI court now has jurisdiction to grant free-standing interim relief in aid of existing or anticipated foreign proceedings.

Latest Briefings

Five myths about marriage and divorce

January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

Shall we be exclusive?

The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.

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DWF brings in new Leeds head from rival firm

DWF has recruited a new head for its Leeds office, bringing in a longtime DLA Piper partner. The listed firm has hired DLA Piper partner Allison Page in an executive role leading the regional outpost from next year. She leaves DLA after more than 15 years, having been head of the finance and projects team […]

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Eversheds seeks to end ‘lockdown career FOMO’ with new scheme for juniors

Eversheds Sutherland has created a new virtual shadowing project to ensure junior lawyers at the firm still get the training and mentoring they need despite the remote working regime. The initiative allows lawyers to attend virtual client meetings between partners and in-house lawyers, which are followed by a de-briefing session with the partner who led […]

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