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Covid-19 Ireland: Support extended credit guarantee scheme and new pandemic fund

On 2 May 2020 the Irish Government agreed a suite of important measures to further support affected small, medium and larger businesses. These include a €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to support bank lending to small and medium sized enterprises and a new €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund to support medium and large enterprises.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Debenhams

In a judgment handed down on 6th May 2020 in Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration) [2020] EWCA Civ 600, the Court of Appeal provided confirmation on the implications for office holders and insolvent estates of using the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations, following the previous first instance decisions on the issue in Re Carluccio’s Ltd [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) and Re Debenhams Retail Ltd [2020] EWHC 921 (Ch). Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Carluccio’s

In a judgment handed down on Monday 13th April 2020 in Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch), Snowden J considered the application of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations both as a matter of principle and in respect of the logistics and practicalities involved for office holders. Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Green is good – a Channel Islands perspective

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group, explores how the Channel Islands are utilising experience and expertise to make a significant impact in global green and sustainable finance initiatives.


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Oppenhoff turns to Orrick and Sidley to add to new Frankfurt base

German firm Oppenhoff & Partner has recruited two more partners for its Frankfurt office, which is set to launch in August this year. Competition partner Andrés Martin-Ehlers will join from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe while corporate partner Jérôme Friedrich has been recruited from Sidley Austin. Friedrich will rejoin former colleague Oliver Kessler, who is heading […]

New Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure: the essentials

Users of the Employment Tribunals will have to get to grips with a new set of procedural rules. The new rules are introduced from 29 July 2013. The new rules have now been published and are aimed at simplifying the existing rules, which have been criticised for being inadequately drafted in places and not very […]

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JPMorgan in-houser replaces Farrell as Media Ingenuity GC

Financial technology developer Media Ingenuity has snapped up in-house IT and IP specialist Melin Tarafdar from JPMorgan Chase as its new general counsel. Tarafdar will replace Brett Farrell, who joined Media Ingenuity from Barlow Robins in November 2011, as sole counsel at the 45-person company. Farrell is returning to Sydney, where he started his career […]


Norton Rose Fulbright fights to avoid Dubai crisis as mass Fulbright exit beckons

Leaders at Norton Rose Fulbright are battling to avert a potential crisis in a large chunk of its Dubai operation that could lead to the entire legacy Fulbright & Jaworski arm in the emirate quitting to join a rival. Senior figures at the combined firm – understood to include UK LLP deputy managing partner Tim […]

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