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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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Wilson Sonsini adds fourth tech partner in London

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has added a new partner to its London offering, bringing in the chief operating officer of Checkout.com. The US tech-focused outfit has hired Joshua Kaplan, who spent three years at the online payments provider. He will help the firm deepen its relationships in the fintech market, assisting startups internationally as […]

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The Lawyer Awards: the 2020 shortlist

The Lawyer Awards is going virtual for 2020! The ceremony, in association with Travelers, will take place online on the afternoon of 3 November. Visit the awards website to register. Who is in the running for the coveted awards in 2020? The full shortlist is below… Barrister of the year Allison Clare, Red Lion Chambers […]

City trio make the grade in Latham’s promotions

Latham & Watkins has promoted 33 lawyers to partner, with three in London getting the nod. Effective from January 2021, the promotion round sees a dip in the number of associates made up in London over the last two years. Two of the new City partners – Douglas Abernethy and Anna Ngo – sit within the […]

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BLM wraps second redundancy consultation with 71 roles cut

BLM has concluded its second redundancy process, which will see 71 people leaving the firm. Most of the roles pertain to BLM’s legal support and corporate services across England, Wales and Scotland; it is the outcome of an exercise started in August. It marks the second round of headcount cuts the firm has embarked on […]

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