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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.

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UK law firm Shoosmiths has appointed corporate partner James Klein, who is expected to significantly rack up Shoosmiths’ presence in the tech and digital space. James has been brought in to head the London corporate team at Shoosmiths. His areas of expertise include domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate restructuring and reorganisations and joint ventures. […]

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Tech report 2019: Two-thirds of IT bosses excluded from law’s boardrooms

IT and technology professionals are still widely excluded from firms’ management boards, as highlighted in The Lawyer’s Technology report 2019. The report, released today, depicts the current state of technology across law firms, providing insights into how far it has been embedded into formal structures and reflected in budget and investments. When it comes to […]

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Magic circle trio join US firm on City’s biggest IPO this year

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Clifford Chance are among the firms acting in UAE-based payments solution provider Network International’s £2.2bn IPO. It is London’s biggest IPO of the year so far as companies begin to test investor appetite after a sluggish start to the year on the European listings market. A&O has guided Network International through […]

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