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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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Mammoth exercise that required a Godden touch

Corporate lawyer Richard Godden led the Linklaters team which advised Coopers & Lybrand in its merger with Price Waterhouse. Godden claimed that, because Coopers’ structure was more akin to a federation than Price Waterhouse’s tight-knit make-up, bringing Coopers into the network was a “logistical exercise of mammoth proportions”. He added that an innovative approach had […]

Two-nil to Dentons in “take or pay' litigation

Denton Hall has chalked up a second gas “take-or-pay” supply case victory over Herbert Smith in just two months. Last week Mr Justice Colman found in favour of National Power, advised by Denton Hall litigation partner Cathy Wilcox, in its action to recover over £20m plus interest which it claimed was due for gas delivered […]

Questions to ask when seeking to forge an alliance

Does the alliance satisfy the strategic goals (assuming we have any) of our firm? Would our clients be interested eventually in using the expertise of our alliance partners? (Remember that alliance partners will make their own decisions). Are we willing to invest in developing and using a meaningful common brand name? Are we willing to […]

NYC firm Curtis close to merger with mid-size London suitor>

New York firm Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle is two months away from a merger with what is believed to be a 30 to 50-lawyer City practice. The firm last week added a six-lawyer Milan practice – Studio Legale Gilioli – to its network of international offices and managing partner George Kahale said he was […]

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