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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.


Technology venture capital

Technology venture capital specialist Elderstreet Investments sells 82 per cent of its share capital to Dresdner Kleinwort Benson Private Equity. Elderstreet represented by CMS Cameron McKenna (David Bresnick). Dresdner advised by SJ Berwin (Blair Thompson).


Federation of Malaysia issues euro650m (£400.6m) notes listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange – the first Asian sovereign issue of an investment grade Euro-denominated bond. Joint lead managers Barclays and Deutsche Bank advised by Allen & Overy (Andrew Harrow). Malaysia advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Withers and Henmans bag RSPCA account

Withers will be the lead advisors and will be responsible for the department’s strategic legal work and training. This will include advising on preservation and enhancement of legacy income, contentious probate issues and the administration of estates. The appointment of the two firms comes after what Peter Jeffreys, charity law partner at Henmans describes as […]

Mishcon de Reya boosts technology and media practice

Andrew Millett and James Wilcox join Mishcon’s corporate and technology groups in February – the former comes from Ashurst Morris Crisp where he was senior solicitor while the latter leaves his own practice to join the London firm. Mishcon’s joint managing partner, Kevin Gold says: “James with his existing entrepreneurial client base will have much […]

Jones Day swallows Texas firm to pursue buoyant energy market

Cleveland firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue is opening an office in Houston, Texas to service its growing energy client base. The firm is taking over 14-lawyer local firm Bayko Gibson Carnegie & Hagan and is sending a further four partners into the new office from elsewhere in the firm. Four new lawyers are also […]

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