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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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Nabarros lands Sportingbet deal

Nabarro Nathanson is capitalising on the booming online gaming sector after landing an instruction to advise Empire Online on a potential £800m-plus takeover by Sportingbet. The firm scooped the lucrative mandate after acting for Empire on its AIM debut in June. Empire provides marketing for the online gaming industry. Sportingbet, the AIM-listed online betting and […]

Hammonds bullish as Football League pursues £150m claim

A confident Hammonds has vowed to fight the £150m negligence claim being brought against the firm by the Football League all the way to trial. The case will be heard in the High Court in February 2006 and sources at Hammonds indicated that the trial will take place despite the risks involved in fighting one […]

Suspicious minds

Last week a large group of litigators from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert had a bit of a team-bonding lunch before the new court term kicked off. Once the well-lubricated lunch was over, a partner suggested further entertainment at that popular Frith Street hangout the Karaoke Box. For those unfamiliar with the Karaoke Box’s concept, the […]

Mills & Reeve launches China practice

Mills & Reeve is launching a 20-strong China team to advise clients on doing business in China. The team will be led by Robert Weatherley, an assistant who joined Mills & Reeve from Clifford Chance earlier this year. Weatherley spent six months on secondment in Shanghai, where he acted for Alcatel China on the acqusition […]

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