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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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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 […]

UK, Canadian and Danish firms lined up on RSA’s £7.2bn takeover

Slaughter and May, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst are among the firms that have been enlisted on blue-chip British insurer RSA’s £7.2bn takeover from Canadian insurance group Intact and Denmark’s Tryg. The board of the FTSE 100 company has accepted an offer of 685p a share in cash as well as an 8p […]

Pinsents partner lands GC role at IKEA-owned home provider

A homeownership concept launched by Skanska and IKEA has hired its first-ever general counsel, targeting Pinsent Masons for its inaugural legal hire. Helen Robinson is the partner making the move, who enjoyed her first day at BoKlok UK on Monday. She is the sixth partner to have fully left the firm since the start of […]

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Eversheds seeks to end ‘lockdown career FOMO’ with new scheme for juniors

Eversheds Sutherland has created a new virtual shadowing project to ensure junior lawyers at the firm still get the training and mentoring they need despite the remote working regime. The initiative allows lawyers to attend virtual client meetings between partners and in-house lawyers, which are followed by a de-briefing session with the partner who led […]

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