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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.


Antonio Bavasso, Simpson Thacher

Simpson Thacher lures third magic circle partner this year

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has hired another magic circle partner to its London ranks, this time taking on the co-leader of Allen & Overy’s antitrust practice. The US firm has hired partner Antonio Bavasso, who will join after a two-decade-long career at Allen & Overy, where he was co-head of the global antitrust practice as […]

General Electric

General Electric loses second GC this year

GE Power’s general counsel for Europe has moved to Puma Energy, a few months after the departure of the US energy giant’s former GC. Geneva-based Nicole Appert, who was appointed to lead GE Power’s European division at the beginning of the year, has moved to Singaporean multinational mid- and downstream oil company Puma Energy as […]

Liverpool Street London

Sidley makes up City duo in latest US-heavy promos

Sidley Austin has once again made up two lawyers to partner in its London office. London senior associates Max Savoie and Jade Williams-Adedeji are among 28 promotions globally. Savoie works in the firm’s banking and financial services group. He spent seven years at Sidley, having joined from a legal adviser role to the shadow attorney […]

Presentation skills for lawyers: Breathe like you mean business

It’s something that we all do – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, each and every year that we spend on this planet – and we do it without thinking about it. It can be effortless and silent or laboured and loud, particularly in the dead of night and much to the annoyance […]

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