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Covid-19 Ireland: Support extended credit guarantee scheme and new pandemic fund

On 2 May 2020 the Irish Government agreed a suite of important measures to further support affected small, medium and larger businesses. These include a €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to support bank lending to small and medium sized enterprises and a new €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund to support medium and large enterprises.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Debenhams

In a judgment handed down on 6th May 2020 in Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration) [2020] EWCA Civ 600, the Court of Appeal provided confirmation on the implications for office holders and insolvent estates of using the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations, following the previous first instance decisions on the issue in Re Carluccio’s Ltd [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) and Re Debenhams Retail Ltd [2020] EWHC 921 (Ch). Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Carluccio’s

In a judgment handed down on Monday 13th April 2020 in Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch), Snowden J considered the application of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations both as a matter of principle and in respect of the logistics and practicalities involved for office holders. Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Green is good – a Channel Islands perspective

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group, explores how the Channel Islands are utilising experience and expertise to make a significant impact in global green and sustainable finance initiatives.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has joined fellow firms in reporting its ethnicity pay gap alongside its gender pay gap, in an effort to foster a broader definition of diversity and transparency. The data shows that 13.5 per cent of the firm’s UK partners and employees identify as black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME). These employees, including […]

Clifford Chance fills infrastructure PE gap with OMERS hire

An alumnus of Clifford Chance‘s private equity group has rejoined the firm as a partner, plugging a gap left by Amy Mahon and Brendan Moylan who both left for US firms last year. Toby Parkinson is returning to the magic circle firm from Omers Infrastructure, where he was a director in its legal team. His […]

O’Melveny loses City funds duo to Akin Gump

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is hiring two funds partners from O’Melveny & Myers ahead of the latter firm’s proposed tie-up with Allen & Overy. The Lawyer can reveal that Aleksander Bakic and Daniel Quinn are joining Akin Gump as its first dedicated UK-qualified private equity funds partners in the City. Akin Gump currently […]

The Lawyer European Awards: the winners

German titan Noerr carried off the title European Law Firm of the Year last night at a sparkling ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House in an evening that shone the spotlight on emerging talent across the Continent. Noerr, which was the clear winner in the German category, carried off the European accolade after judges praised its […]

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