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Nabarro's French best friend August & Debouzy quits alliance

6-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nabarro’s French best friend August & Debouzy has abandoned its European alliance, leaving the firm on the hunt for a new Paris partner.


High Court to decide if Barclays colluded with Dewey over capital loans

4-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The High Court will examine whether banking giant Barclays colluded with the now defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf to induce partners to take out individual loans to keep the firm afloat.


BLP names Adam Dann as finance head in place of Kellett

27-Feb-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has appointed projects and infrastructure head Adam Dann as finance head following the surprise resignation of partner Matthew Kellett last October.

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Berwin Leighton Paisner beats Linklaters in GAME appeal ruling

26-Feb-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has overturned a precedent at the Court of Appeal which will see collapsed company Game forced to hand over £3m in unpaid rent when it went into administration.

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Reality bites at Bingham as credit crunch poster child's revenue falls by $110m

20-Feb-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Bingham has posted its biggest decline in firm-wide revenue for 20 years, with total turnover for 2013 falling by 12.6 per cent from $871.8m to $762m.

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Dentons, Olswang lead on £1 Readers Digest sale to Bob the Builder venture capitalist

18-Feb-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Dentons and Olswang have advised on the acquisition of Readers Digest by Mike Luckwell, the venture capitalist behind Bob the Builder, from Better Capital for the nominal sum of £1. 

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Barclays ready for battle over Dewey debts

5-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.


Insolvency: Go for broke

20-Jan-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Restructuring firms anticipate a boom when UK interest rates get jacked up and from mandates coming from Asia


Insolvency: The rescuers

1-Jul-2013 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Restructuring Team of the Year shortlisted firms pulled a diverse range of companies – and even a country – back from the brink last year

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Human Rights Opinion


A broader view of insolvency


Yes, beware German liquidators, but also be aware of the range of their rights and responsibilities 


Opinion: Germany - life in the bust lane


German courts are coming down on the side of liquidators when interpreting the Insolvency Act

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Opinion: Kazakhstan – a litmus test for emerging markets

28 September 2009

As banks worldwide were hit by the global financial crisis, they were increasingly ­supported through emergency measures launched by governments.

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