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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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As Covid-19 rocks the aviation industry, Linklaters, Clifford Chance and DLA Piper each had a hand in the $5bn (£4bn) bailout of Hong Kong’s flag-carrier, Cathay Pacific. The Hong Kong government-backed recapitalisation plan is aimed at shoring up the airline, providing £2.7bn in the form of preference shares, warrants and a loan. The government will […]

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Linklaters is taking on the UK Government on behalf of three of Britain’s biggest airlines, with British Airways, EasyJet and RyanAir all pursuing a legal challenge against its 14-day quarantine plan. After sending a pre-action letter at the start of the month, the airlines officially commenced High Court proceedings via a judicial review soon after, […]

In court this week: PrivatBank, fintech and Shell with Hogan Lovells, Freshfields and Debevoise

While proceedings have already gone on for some time in the dispute between Privatbank v Kolomoisy & Ors, this week sees the first case management conference take place pitting Hogan Lovells up against Fieldfisher, Pinsent Masons and Enyo Law. On Thursday and Friday, the court will consider directions to trial and the scope of disclosure […]

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A three lawyer team who left Hogan Lovells last year have gone back to the firm after a short stint at Paul Hastings. Hogan Lovells London head of private equity Ed Harris, corporate partner Leanne Moezi and partner Adam Brown in the firm’s Northern Virginia office all decamped for Paul Hastings in July last year. […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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