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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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First Morgan Lewis French lateral signals Paris intent

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has made its first significant French hire since opening in Paris last June with the arrival of Stéphan Alamowitch from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Alamowitch, who was Orrick’s head of structured finance, will help establish a global finance practice for Morgan Lewis. He brings with him two associates. He comes to […]

Pinsent Masons loses first partner since merger

Pinsent Masons has lost its first legacy Pinsents partner since the firm’s merger went live in December. The former London head of banking and finance Rhodri Davies is moving to join Scottish firm Dundas & Wilson on 21 February. Davies’s departure comes hot on the heels of the resignation of Masons legacy partner Chris Dering. […]

B&M scoops EY Law quartet for Bologna expansion

Baker & McKenzie has expanded its Bologna office, taking four lawyers from EY Law. Commercial partner and the former head of EY Law’s Bologna office Gianvincenzo Lucchini joins Baker & McKenzie alongside three associates. He specialises in advising clients on outsourcing and distribution networks. Baker & McKenzie first secured capability in Bologna after the 2002 […]

The work-life quiz

Tony Edwards, managing partner, Thomas Eggar What was your first ever job? A porter in a department store. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Being torn to shreds by a senior partner for no apparent reason, and then being advised that “your father did it to me and I’m now doing it to you”. […]

B&M doubles pro bono hours in London with Charity focus

A programme by the London office of Baker & McKenzie (B&M) aimed at ramping up levels of pro bono work (see The Lawyer, 27 October 2003) to match those in its US offices has seen the number of hours devoted to good causes almost double. Last year lawyers at the London office chalked up 1,750 […]

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