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COVID-19 has put many businesses in a difficult financial situation

Although the Government recognised this by pushing the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 through Parliament to try and stem the inevitable wave of insolvencies, directors and owners cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball for a second.

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Quinn Emanuel snags US rival’s Paris managing partner

Weil Gotshal & Manges’s Paris managing partner has left the firm after almost two decades, joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Tax litigator Stephane Chaouat joins Quinn Emanuel’s Paris office and will head up the firm’s Parisian tax disputes team. He joined Weil 17 years ago and has spent the last eight years as the […]

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JMW cuts roles in real estate team

JMW has made 19 redundancies, including seven fee-earners in its property team. The firm said that 19 roles had been redundant, including six Manchester fee-earners in real estate commercial, and one in London. It did not specify which departments the remaining twelve roles were in. Their employment completes on 31st October. JMW said that the […]

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Ashurst promotes City quartet in delayed round

Ashurst has made 15 partner promotions, six months after it announced this year’s round would be delayed as part of its precautionary Covid-19 measures. Four of the new promotions are based in London, with one partner in global loans, real estate, finance regulatory and dispute resolution apiece. None of the quartet are understood to have […]

Norton Rose Fulbright strikes “best friend” deal ahead of Shanghai expansion

Norton Rose Fulbright has entered into a ‘best friend’ relationship with a Chinese boutique firm, which could lead it to become the eighth international firm to establish a Shanghai Free Trade Zone joint operation office (JOO). As part of the strategic move, Norton Rose Fulbright’s new alliance firm Shanghai Pacific has hired banking partner Joy […]

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