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Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

What price do you put on the environment?

The pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.

SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.


Minter Ellison scoops government contract

Minter Ellison has fought off the the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) to win a contract with the Australian government. The firm and the AGS pitched to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia (AFFA), which is outsourcing all its in-house legal capability. The AGS will continue working for the department as an external legal […]

Slaughters sways Panel on Hyder bid

Slaughter and May has persuaded the Takeover Panel to propose the untested sealed bid method to decide who will win ownership of utility giant Hyder. US-based Western Power Distribution (WPD) and Japanese investment bank Nomura, advised by Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer respectively, have been fighting to take over Hyder for three months. […]

Lathams snares Weil Gotshal banking head

Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ head of banking James Chesterman has left the firm to join Latham & Watkins. He is the second partner arrival at Lathams’ UK office in the space of a week. GE Capital’s European general counsel Kevin Dunn recently announced his decision to join Lathams’ acquisition finance department, where he will be […]

CC moves partner to boost Prague office

Clifford Chance is boosting its Prague office in recognition of eastern Europe’s burgeoning financial markets. Senior finance partner William Knowles is relocating from the London office to join the finance and banking practice in Prague. His role will be to strengthen the practice and coordinate regional transactions for global clients. Knowles became a partner in […]

KLegal sets its sights on projects practice

KLegal is launching an assault on the competitive projects market and bolstering the number of lawyers in its fledgling team. KPMG’s associate law firm has taken on Arnold & Porter partner and projects specialist Geoff Haley as a consultant. Joining with him is Pinsent Curtis projects lawyer Nick Zentner. Both new faces will report to […]

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