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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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TfL tenders East London Line project

Transport for London (TfL), the Government agency charged with managing the capital’s transport infrastructure, has launched a tender process to appoint a firm to advise on the £896m East London Line extension. Transport for London (TfL), the Government agency charged with managing the capital’s transport infrastructure, has launched a tender process to appoint a firm to advise on the […]

Asbestos sufferers emerge victorious in Pleural Plaques litigation

Personal injury lawyers are celebrating after a judge ruled today (15 February) that insurers are liable for compensation to asbestos victims. The Pleural Plaques Test Litigation was brought by a number of sufferers of pleural plaques – lung scarring caused by asbestos exposure – against British Shipbuilders and several insurers. Sitting in Newcastle Crown Court, […]

Sidley and McKee top US tables

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood and McKee Nelson have topped the US capital markets tables for 2004, according to research published this month by Thomson Financial. Sidley displaced last year’s top performer Thacher Proffitt & Wood to come first with $255.56bn (£137.07bn) in total proceeds on 457 issues, up from 259 a year ago. It represents a jump […]

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You bet your life

After the House of Lords’ decision in Gregg v Scott it seems that clinical negligence is safe from loss of chance claims. William Flenley gives the lowdown The award of damages for the loss of a chance has gradually spread from claims against solicitors for the misconduct of litigation or commercial transactions into claims against […]

Linklaters wins Spanish purchase for Capio

Linklaters‘ London office has completed a major Spanish acquisition for Capio, a long-term client of its Swedish practice. The magic circle firm advised Capio on the acquisition of Spanish healthcare group Grupo Sanitario IDC from CVC Capital Partners. The instruction is significant because Linklaters has not managed to cross-sell all of Capio’s work. The pan-European healthcare […]

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