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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’.

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The vac schemes left vacant

Last week Shearman & Sterling became the first firm to cancel its spring vacation scheme for students. Further disappointment for aspiring lawyers followed as Slaughter and May (which offers 100 placements during its two vac schemes in the spring and summer at a rate of £450 per week) and White & Case (which pays vac […]

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Further litigation expected as Germany rules on controversial “cum-ex” schemes

The first cum-ex trial in Germany has reached a verdict despite ongoing pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with the verdict expected to pave the way for a flood of investigations into the controversial trading practice. The five-judge panel said cum-ex trading was a criminal offence, just a few hours after the public prosecutor, Anne […]

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BCLP sees revenue fall in first year as merged firm

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has seen a 2 per cent revenue decrease in its first full financial year as a merged firm. Combined revenue dropped from over $900m to $874m. Net cash balance stood at $86m, while profit per equity partner was around $833,000. The firm said, however, it recorded a revenue increase across […]

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