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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.

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In court this week: Fraud, insurers and a Covid-19 test case with HSF, Hogan Lovells and A&O

Two Chinese companies go face to face in the Supreme Court this week, as steel company Shagang takes on HNA. In August 2018, Shagang and Grand China (which has since gone into administration) concluded a charter party agreement with HNA, which provided a guarantee for Grand China’s payment obligations. In December 2010, Shagang made a […]

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A&O lets in first group of staff into London HQ on permission-only basis

Allen & Overy has started to reopen its London office opting for a phased approach, as other locations across its international network gear up to do the same. Yesterday the magic circle firm allowed a limited number of people into its City headquarters. These individuals were let in on a permission-only basis, with the majority […]

Furloughed staff at Hill Dickinson to return to work

Hill Dickinson has asked staff who were on furlough to return to work, though pay cuts have been extended by the firm. The Lawyer understands that staff were asked to take pay cuts – initially for two months – at the start of lockdown, with these measures being extended since for an indefinite amount of time. […]

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