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Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

What price do you put on the environment?

The pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.

SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.

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Allen & Overy

A&O partner given new hearing date over Weinstein NDA

An Allen & Overy employment partner will appear before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) later this year, following an investigation into the drawing up of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for film producer Harvey Weinstein. Mark Mansell’s case management hearing had originally been scheduled for 3 June but will now be heard on the 5 December, […]

US and UK flags: Laterals help US firms in London grow

You think A&O has problems? Take a look at O’Melveny in London

While many commentators will now be disparaging Allen & Overy’s US practice, the firm with the bigger overseas headache is O’Melveny & Myers (OMM). Just this year Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld made several swoops on OMM’s London ranks, sending the latter’s partnership headcount to just three. O’Melveny has had plenty of time to […]

A&O and O’Melveny call off transatlantic merger

After over a year of discussions between the pair, Allen & Overy and O’Melveny & Myers have called off their proposed merger. In a joint statement, the firms said: “Allen & Overy and O’Melveny & Myers have held discussions about a possible combination and, despite agreeing that there were some compelling synergies between us and […]

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