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Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

What price do you put on the environment?

The pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.

SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.

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Energy head wins A&O managing partner mandate

Allen & Overy’s projects and energy head Gareth Price will take over as its next managing partner, after winning the firm’s election against three other contenders. The news follows that of Wim Dejonghe’s re-appointment as senior partner this week. Together, Dejonghe and Price will be the driving force of A&O’s strategy for the next four years. […]

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Dejonghe squeaks victory in A&O senior partner battle

Wim Dejonghe has claimed victory in Allen & Overy’s senior partner elections for the second year in a row, after beating off competition from the firm’s co-head of banking, Philip Bowden. After two stints as A&O’s managing partner in 2008 and 2012, Dejonghe was able to continue in a leadership role when he won the […]

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A&O matches Linklaters with 12-weeks’ paternity leave

Allen & Overy is the latest firm to announce a number of new policies regarding parental leave, following the likes of Linklaters, Ashurst and Paul Hastings. The firm has increased paternity leave from two weeks to 12 for its UK fee-earners and business services staff. Its global HR director Sasha Hardman said: “The face of […]

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A&O becomes seventh global firm to secure Shanghai JV

Allen & Overy has gained approval for a joint operation in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, becoming the seventh firm to launch such a venture. In doing so, A&O is also the second magic circle firm to expand its capabilities in China with a joint operation; Linklaters was the first to secure Chinese law capability […]

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Hogan Lovells adds 170 more laptops to cover remote working shortages

Hogan Lovells purchased hundreds of laptops globally, as it emerged not enough equipment would be available when the firm carried out a remote working test last month. The hastened procurement effort was sparked by the realisation, during a firmwide remote working test, that a number of staff members in business services and secretarial functions were […]

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