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Eversheds helps Phoenix spread its wings into childcare sector

Law firm Eversheds has advised Phoenix Equity Partners (‘Phoenix’) on the acquisition of day nursery provider, Just Childcare Limited (‘Just Childcare’). The acquisition represents an initial investment alongside the founders of Just Childcare to support the future development of Just Childcare.

26 Nov 2014

Eversheds project awarded Healthcare Deal of the Year by World Finance

A project advised on by law firm Eversheds has been awarded Healthcare Deal of the Year 2014. The deal involved advising the International Finance Corporation on a $37m hospital PPP for the Cross River State Government, Nigeria.

26 Nov 2014

Eversheds cements Africa practice with 5 new member firms

Law firm Eversheds has welcomed 5 new members to the Eversheds Africa Law Institute (EALI), an innovative platform designed to share best practices and promote the highest standards of legal service across Africa.

26 Nov 2014

Eversheds advises Raisio group on healthy deal

Law firm Eversheds has advised the Raisio group on the EUR 88.4 million acquisition of the Benecol business in the UK, Ireland and Belgium from the Johnson & Johnson group.

20 Nov 2014

Eversheds advises US based Chemtura Corporation on $1 billion sale of its agrochemicals business

Law firm Eversheds has acted as international counsel to Chemtura on the sale of its agrochemicals business Chemtura AgroSolutions, to Platform Specialty Products Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company. The sale consists of $950 million in cash and 2 million shares of Platform's common stock.

18 Nov 2014

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Eversheds comment: UK Shared Parental leave regulations to come into force on Monday

From 1 December 2014, Shared Parental leave will come into force for eligible parents of children due to be born or adopted on or after 5 April 2015. Naeema Choudry, partner at law firm Eversheds comments:

Eversheds comment: UK Companies to declare measures taken to eradicate slavery and trafficking

Slavery and human trafficking are words redolent of Dickensian times, not the 21st century. But the reality is that they are global problems and the number of persons enslaved around the world continues to increase. There is a growing consensus that businesses can and should play a role in the UK’s fight against slavery and trafficking, given human rights abuses which exist in the dark corners of some UK and global supply chains. As a result, the Modern Slavery Bill has been amended to require companies above a turnover threshold (to be determined by the Secretary of State) to publish an annual statement, to be posted on the company’s website, setting out the steps it has taken to eradicate slavery and trafficking from its supply chains and its own operations, or to state if none have been taken. Tom Player, partner at law firm Eversheds, comments:

Eversheds comment: ASA ruling could make vlogger outreach less attractive to brands

Following a ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that UK vloggers will have to make absolutely clear when they are paid to promote products or services, Andrew Terry, partner and media expert at law firm Eversheds, comments:

Eversheds comment: UK Intelligence and Security Committee report raises complex privacy issues

The report on the intelligence relating to the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby released today by the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, raises some complex privacy issues. Paula Barrett, partner and head of privacy at law firm Eversheds comments:

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Michelle T. Davies, Eversheds partner and Head of the firm’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Group, was recently named the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s Woman of the Year at the Middle East Solar Energy Awards 2013.

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Eversheds SportsAid athlete makes waves

15-year old Jemma Viney is one of Eversheds’ sponsored SportsAid athletes for 2014. Jemma is from Wales and her sport is sailing. Jemma used to sail single-handed but now sails in a double-handed boat with partner Matilda (Tilly) Matthews.

Cycling through the cyclone

Undeterred by the wind and rain, Chris Taylor, Associate in the Commercial Dispute Resolution team based in London, took part in RideLondon, a cycling event through Surrey and London for SportsAid.

A year of working flexibly - Five things I have learnt

Ian Gray, head of litigation and dispute management at global law firm Eversheds, discusses flexible working.

Africa: the new frontier

In October 2013, Eversheds announced the launch of its Eversheds Africa Law Institute, and more recently, in December, a tie up which resulted in new offices in South Africa and Mauritius. Peter Van Niekerk, Managing Partner South Africa, discusses why businesses are looking at Africa as a land of opportunity.

Is there a place for faith in the context of business?

Eversheds’ Multi-Faith Network group recently hosted an event asking whether there is a place for faith in the context of business. Attended by 40 city professionals and with speakers including Paul Diamond, Barrister specialising in the law of religious liberty; Fazl Syed, lawyer and member of the Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance; and Andrew Copson, CEO of the British Humanist Association, the debate was a lively one. Amrik Kandola, Partner Sponsor for Race & Faith at Eversheds, discusses:

Open for business in Erbil

Eversheds has just opened its seventh office in the Middle East and second office in Iraq, in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region. Tawfiq Tabba’a, managing partner in Iraq, introduces the city.

Employment rights in Austria: Temporary vs permanent workers

Silva Palzer, partner in the Vienna office of global law firm Eversheds, discusses recent changes to Austrian employment law.

The UK as a headquarters location – the tax-efficient choice

Ben Jones, principal associate in the tax team at global law firm Eversheds, looks at the changes to the UK's corporation tax code which are making it an ideal location for global businesses.

Looking through the lens at Canon UK: an insight into the in-house legal team

Unlocked Academy member Stephanie Knight reports back from a day in-house organised by Toby Hornett, Legal Director of Canon Europe, an Eversheds client. Eversheds Unlocked is a unique initiative that gives young people the support pursue a career in law. Unlocked Academy supports some of the highest performing students from Eversheds Unlocked whilst they study for a career in law.

From lawyer to Doctor

Eversheds partner Denise Jagger is awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by Leeds Metropolitan University.

Protecting a generation, one primary school at a time

NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanless talks about the ground-breaking ChildLine Schools Service and how Eversheds’ UK staff will be supporting this initiative – the first of its kind in the UK – over the next three years.

Flexible working – a business need or nice to have?

Eversheds chairman and chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee John Heaps discusses why businesses should view flexible working as an economic imperative rather than an employee benefit.

Bridging East and West: Pan-European Investment Lunch with Latvian Entrepreneurs

Alise Pika, Deputy Head of Representative Office in the UK for the Latvian Investment and Development Agency, discusses a recent event in Eversheds’ London office. Partner Maris Vainovskis presented at this Latvian Investment Event alongside

LawWithoutWalls 2013

James Batham, Head of Innovation at Eversheds, talks about LawWithoutWalls, an innovative legal and commercial education project devised and led by the University of Miami School of Law.

Brush up your Shakespeare: The Eversheds 20 programme at the Old Vic kicks off in style

Thea Beyleveld is one of 20 young actors and directors sponsored by Eversheds on this year’s inaugural Eversheds 20 programme. This groundbreaking partnership between Eversheds and the Old Vic Theatre is aimed at developing and ‘skilling up’ young theatrical talent. Thea talks about the group’s first workshop of the programme with Irish director Michael Twomey.

Who needs Perspective?

David Savage, Associate at Eversheds and Chair of Perspective, the firm's LGBT group, discusses sexual diversity in the workplace.

Through the looking glass – blurring the boundaries

Eversheds is global law firm partner on LawWithoutWalls, an innovative legal and commercial education project led by the University of Miami School of Law. Student Jae Zhou discusses her experiences on the programme.

MIPIM 2013

Head of London Real Estate Bruce Dear blogs from MIPIM.

Paving the way for women in business

International Women’s Day on 8th March marks the economic, political and social achievements of women across the world. First observed in 1909, it has gained support from governments, organisations and leading businesses throughout the world. Head of Diversity at Eversheds, Margot King discusses why gender diversity is important for businesses.

Sweden’s See-Through Market

Partner Bruce Dear is the London Head of Real Estate. During his recent trip to Stockholm, Bruce compares the UK and Swedish real estate markets.

Reaching the top down under

Gymnast Teal Grindle, aged 13, is one of the young athletes supported by Eversheds through SportsAid. She was recently picked to compete for Team GB in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2013 in Sydney. Here is an excerpt from her diary of the event.

Litigation 2013: changes on the horizon

Ian Gray, head of the Litigation and Dispute Management practice group, discusses the litigation landscape in the UK.

Inside the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry

Partner Peter Jones is head of the Eversheds Inquiries and Investigations team. He has previously acted for the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and the Shipman Inquiry. In 2012 he was Solicitor to the Inquiry on the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry; the Report was published on 6th February.

Thinking outside the physical world

Banking associate Michelle Wallis talks candidly about marshmallow towers, Virtual Thought Leadership and crunching Mega Data at the LawWithoutWalls kick off in Segovia, Spain.

Success in 2012: Who’d have thought it?

I’m getting very nostalgic about a particular year. Nothing odd about that except that I’d normally associate nostalgia with a time long gone; some period back in the past evoking some sentimental longing of some sort. Not with 2012. The year’s only just ended and I can’t help missing it already.

But what a year...

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