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Safety through bankruptcy?

Claims by segregation creditors are limited overall to the value of the respective security at the time of the confirmation of a restructuring plan. In its current decision 17 Ob 12 / 20v, the Supreme Court thus deviated from its previous case law.

Legal experts comment on the Queen’s Speech

Today the Queen’s Speech set out the government’s agenda for the next session and its plans to build back better from the pandemic and level-up opportunities across the country. The speech contained reference to more than 30 Bills. Some of the most prominent are commented on here.

What does the post-transition grace period mean for employers?

The Home Office recently updated its guidance in respect of what UK employers should be doing to check whether EEA nationals and their family members have the right to work during the post-transition grace period. Below is a summary of the main updates and how this will impact employers for the next two months.


Miriam Gonzalez

Dechert raids DLA again, taking trade head Gonzalez

US firm Dechert has hired another partner from DLA Piper, bringing on board the firm’s head of trade and government relations Miriam Gonzalez. Gonzalez will head Dechert’s EU trade and EU government affairs team in London. She joined DLA Piper in 2006, having previously served as a senior member of the cabinet for EU External […]

RPC follows pack to Singapore, launches with BLG partner

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain is the latest firm to open in Singapore on the back of the hire of Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) insurance and reinsurance partner Mark Errington. It follows the revelation that Clyde & Co is to form an alliance with Singaporean firm Clasis LLC to enable it to launch an onshore offering […]

BLP’s loss of Colt brief is GTM’s gain

Colt Technology Services has signed up Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM) to take care of its employment law needs after a similar deal with Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) fell through. GTM was appointed after a contested procurement process involving a number of firms. It has been contracted to provide UK employment law advice to the FTSE250 […]

Andrew Manning

Bevan Brittan to outsource the work of 75 staff members

Bevan Brittan is in talks with business process outsourcing (BPO) company Intelligent Office UK in a deal that will see 75 support staff transferred out of the firm. The move comes as the firm faces growing financial pressures in its core public sector markets. Bevan Brittan’s CEO Andrew Manning said the firm’s clients wanted a […]

Gary Moss

McDermott’s London IP litigation chief quits for boutique EIP

The head of the London intellectual property litigation group group at McDermott Will & Emery, Gary Moss, is leaving the firm to launch a legal practice at patent and trademark boutique EIP. Moss, best known as Taylor Wessing’s former UK managing partner, will spearhead EIP’s new group, branded EIP Legal. EIP partner Jerome Spaargaren said […]

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