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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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Baker Botts loses tech trio to expansive Brown Rudnick

Brown Rudnick has picked up three lawyers from US rival Baker Botts in London, as it aims to ramp up its corporate technology capabilities. Partner Neil Foster is making the move to Brown Rudnick after nearly nine years at Baker Botts. Joining from Fieldfisher in 2011, Foster specialises in corporate transactions, covering M&A, venture capital and […]

Brown Rudnick’s gallant attempt to interest the City might finally work

Cast your minds back to 2013 when a Leeds-headquartered clothing retailer named Republic fell into administration. With all the present dramas of the high street, you might be thinking, so what? But the parties involved are pertinent to last week’s hires between DLA Piper and Brown Rudnick. It turns out the world of restructuring isn’t […]

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Gibson Dunn hires second lateral in a fortnight with latest Mayer Brown joiner

Two years after hiring Mayer Brown’s Jeremy Kenley and Sandy Bhogal, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has brought over another partner from the firm to expand its London office. Ben Fryer, who will make the move to the US firm’s City office, is a tax partner regularly advising on aspects of UK and cross-border transactions, including […]

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There are now just two US super-heavyweights in London

One of the most eye-catching deals of recent weeks was the sale of the Ritz, which completed late last Friday despite the best efforts of the virus and featured Weil Gotshal advising the iconic hotel. It provided a reminder that while Covid-19 has understandably shunted 99 per cent of all other news off the agenda, […]

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