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An asset tracer’s alphabet

In this short piece, the first in a series of articles shining light on the topic, Schillings’ specialist investigator picks some of the key, basic definitions that an asset tracer should be all too familiar with.

Keeping track of positive covenants

If they can be enforced, positive covenants can be troublesome for buyers and developers alike. But due care can bring any obligations to light during a transaction and help manage them.


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Sidley makes up City duo in latest US-heavy promos

Sidley Austin has once again made up two lawyers to partner in its London office. London senior associates Max Savoie and Jade Williams-Adedeji are among 28 promotions globally. Savoie works in the firm’s banking and financial services group. He spent seven years at Sidley, having joined from a legal adviser role to the shadow attorney […]

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Law Against Loneliness special: The Christmas Concert 2020

Grab a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine, and settle down in a comfy chair: you are warmly invited to the Law Against Loneliness Christmas Concert. Choirs and soloists from across the profession perform readings, carols and classic Christmas songs in the video below. So take a break from the keyboard and enjoy the […]

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Salaries at Slaughters to stay frozen until next year

Salary freezes at Slaughter and May are set to continue, as the firm faces the economic fallout of the pandemic. The freeze will now be reviewed next year. In response to Covid-19, the firm had put quarterly partner distributions on hold in April and deferred annual salary reviews. The firm has recently reinstated partner distributions […]

In court this week: Torture, tax and conspiracy

As Christmas draws closer, the courts are preparing for substantive hearings in the new year. This week several high-profile cases will be heard for case management and directions hearings. Dechert, Neil Gerrard and Enyo will be appearing in court for a one-day hearing in Gerrard’s dispute with Jordanian lawyer Karam Al Sadeq. While it is […]

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Roundtable: City managing partners talk through their year

In September, managing partners at most law firms breathed a sigh of relief. Months after its catastrophic arrival, the Covid-19 virus seemed to be contained and people were slowly returning to their offices. But the arrival of the autumn sparked a new wave of infections, threatening to bring the situation back to the eerie spring […]

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