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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.


Jones Day opens third Australian office in Brisbane

Jones Day has expanded its footprint in Australia further with a third office in Brisbane and the hire of Australian firm McCullough Robertson’s chairman Brett Heading. Jones Day’s new Brisbane office will be led by John Cooper, formerly an Allens partner in Sydney who joined the US firm in 2013. He was most recently the […]

Gateley Leeds office in German link

Gateley’s Leeds office is showing no signs of stopping its expansion in the city. It has recently become the base for the regional Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany and hired a new Consultant. Mark Green, the Honorary Consul for Germany in the North of England, will be working for the firm on a consulting basis. […]

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Macfarlanes re-appoints management team until 2020

Macfarlanes has re-appointed senior partner Charles Martin and managing partner Julian Howard to continue in their roles until 2020. Martin and Howard’s terms are due to expire in May 2017 and have been extended for another three years. The firm did not carry out formal voting, but instead held consultations with partners in November and […]

Latham joins Swiss duo in Kuoni’s £1bn sale to EQT

Bär & Karrer, Homburger and Latham & Watkins have all won roles on private equity house EQT’s acquisition of Swiss-listed Kuoni Travel Holdings. Tourism company Kuoni turned to Swiss firm Homburger for advice, with Zurich-based managing partner Daniel Daeniker and corporate partner Daniel Hasler leading the team. They were assisted by partner Marcel Dietrich, who […]

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