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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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The price of Nabarro and Olswang: Accounts reveal cost of CMS merger

Latest accounts reveal that CMS Cameron McKenna acquired assets worth £67m from Nabarro and Olswang, in the first full-year results to be published by the LLP since the merger went live in 2017. The accounts show that Nabarro had assets of £51.3m prior to the merger, while Olswang had assets of £15.4m. At the time of the […]

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CMS places its bets on the North with surprise Liverpool launch

In a bid to pick up further work arising from the “Northern Powerhouse” initiative, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang is opening an office in Liverpool, hiring a partner from DWF for the launch. This will be the firm’s first UK office opening since its tripartite merger with Nabarro and Olswang in May 2017 and its tenth UK […]

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CMS: Give us your ideas and spend a week in Silicon Valley

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has launched a new portal to allow its staff to generate ideas and turn the best ones into products, The Lawyer has learned. The firm is asking for ideas that address three challenges, namely culture, internal efficiency or client solutions. These can either be “quick wins” or “big ideas”, which are transformative […]

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Olswang’s former CEO put in charge of CMS’s tech revamp

In an attempt to boost its legal tech delivery services, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has formed a new team focused on designing innovative ways to fulfil clients’ changing needs. “CMS By Design”, led by executive partner Paul Stevens and a number of specialists, is born out of the innovation efforts that followed the merger […]

Future of K&L Gates’ Warsaw office in doubt as firm enters strategic review

K&L Gates is considering closing its office in Warsaw, The Lawyer understands, mirroring similar strategic reviews held at other US firms with outposts in the CEE region. A management meeting is understood to have been set up for this week to discuss plans around a potential pull-out from the city. The firm declined to comment on the […]

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