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International investment on the value UK cities

After a challenging year, UK cities are gaining foreign investment and developing their presence on the global stage. How has the pandemic, COP-26 and officially leaving the EU impacted the value of investment in the UK from a global standpoint?

P&O further wage cuts blocked

Ferry company P&O hit the headlines last month when it made 800 workers redundant via an online video call and with almost no notice.

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and RPC have swooped in to help apparel company Jack Wills on its restructuring sale to retailer Sports Direct. Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct agreed to buy the UK business of Jack Wills out of insolvency for up to £12.75m. KPMG was appointed as the administrators for Jack Wills earlier […]

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New firms brought in on Debenhams administration

Linklaters and Baker McKenzie have been brought in for the latest episode of the Debenhams restructuring saga, alongside a raft of longstanding magic circle and US advisers. The afflicted department store has entered into a pre-pack administration, after rejecting a £200m offer from Mike Ashley-owned Sports Direct. This was a last-ditch attempt by Ashley, whose […]

Debenhams

City heavyweights weigh in on Debenhams restructuring

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is advising Debenhams on its restructuring plans, making it the second department store in less than a year to turn to the magic circle firm. Partner Ken Baird is acting for the company from Freshfields, having acted in this remit for Debenhams before, as well as advising House of Fraser during its woes last year. […]

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Freeths stays on track for 2020 target with 14% revenue rise

Freeths has recorded double-digit revenue growth for 2018/19 to stay on course to hit his revenue target for 2020. In 2014, the firm set out plans to become a £100m firm by 2020. In the last financial year it recorded a 14 per cent uplift in turnover, from £78.8m to £89.8m, meaning if the firm is to […]

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