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Acquisition agreements during Covid-19

Given the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is timely for us to look closely at material adverse change clauses in the context of a business acquisition.

Capital market trends and expectations for 2021

It has certainly been a profound start to a new decade thus far, and after the events of 2020, what have we noticed in terms of new stock exchange listing trends and what do we anticipate for this current calendar year?

The new how: thriving on change

The world is changing. At lightning-fast speed. This white paper, prepared as part of The Lawyer’s Smarter Working Week, looks at the main drivers for change in more detail and how you can prepare for ‘change3’.


Rob Booth

The 60 second interview: Crown Estate GC on judging The Lawyer Awards

The Crown Estate general counsel Rob Booth was one of 70 judges across private practice, in-house and the Bar who debated a record number of entries to narrow down the shortlist for The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers. He joined Crown Estate in 2012 from Herbert Smith Freehills and he was promoted to general […]

Simon Marchant

Exclusive: Freshfields corporate head Marchant bows out after 30 years

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has revamped its corporate practice as veteran Simon Marchant leaves after nearly three decades at the magic circle firm, The Lawyer can reveal. Marchant has been Freshfields City corporate head for four years and is retiring from the firm’s partnership this July. He will be replaced by partner Julian Pritchard, who will take […]

Kate Burns,

Hot 100 career quiz: Kate Burns

Name: Kate Burns Organisation: Position: General Counsel Trained at: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer In Hot 100 for: Stepping up to the GC role at a crucial time for NotOnTheHighStreet and making the position her own. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? One of my most vivid was […]

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