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A panel comprised of General Counsels from a mix of FTSE 100 blue chip corporations to high growth companies, offering a great blend of cultures and leadership styles discuss the characteristics of a good leader and share their refreshingly honest personal stories of leadership.

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Termination for insolvency: how can suppliers protect their position?

Suppliers can no longer rely on contractual terms entitling them to terminate a contract on the grounds of a corporate customer’s insolvency (ipso facto clauses) in most cases. This prohibition was introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act which came into force on 26 June 2020 (the Act). This briefing looks at the changes suppliers may need to make to their contracts, as well as to their credit and enforcement strategies, in light of this prohibition.

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The economics behind the magic circle salary cuts

Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance turned heads this week by announcing salary cuts of 10 and 5.5 per cent respectively for newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors. However, a glance at the magic circle’s NQ data since 2007 shows that this is a predictable precaution and like most law firms in the City, they are expecting a […]

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Bakers U-turns on NQ salary cuts

Baker McKenzie has backtracked on plans not to cut NQ rates, confirming today that salaries will be crunched by £2,500 and bonuses will be dropped. The announcement comes a week after the firm told The Lawyer it had no current plans to reduce salaries for trainees and NQs. Bakers hiked NQ salaries up by 23 per […]

Linklaters lined up on Intu administration

Linklaters is set to act on the administration of Intu, as the shopping centre giant becomes the latest corporate casualty of Covid-19. Restructuring and insolvency partner Richard Hodgson is leading for KPMG as the administor, alongside partner Matthew Harding and associate Max Krasner. The shopping centre giant fell into administration today after after failing to […]

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