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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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Fried Frank and RPC act on Jack Wills sale to Sports Direct

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and RPC have swooped in to help apparel company Jack Wills on its restructuring sale to retailer Sports Direct. Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct agreed to buy the UK business of Jack Wills out of insolvency for up to £12.75m. KPMG was appointed as the administrators for Jack Wills earlier […]

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RPC brings in Clifford Chance operations leader as new COO

RPC has hired Clifford Chance‘s London-based general manager as its first chief operating officer in years. The firm’s year-long recruitment search for a new COO ended with the appointment of Alistair Johnson, who who will join next September and will also be part of the firm’s six-strong board. Tasked with the remit of defining the […]

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Fieldfisher hits RPC with eight-strong team raid

Fieldfisher has snapped up an eight-strong construction and projects team from RPC as it seeks to broaden its real estate practice across the country. The team includes partners Dan Preston, who headed RPC’s construction and projects division and will have a similar role at Fieldfisher, and David Thorne. Preston, who joined RPC as a senior […]

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A&O scraps derivatives product amid regulatory delays

Allen & Overy (A&O) has ceased operations around its derivatives platform due to regulatory delays, meaning that Linklaters is now the only law firm with technology offering available in this area of the market. The online platform, called Margin Xchange, was launched in April 2018 by the magic circle firm to help banks, hedge funds […]

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