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Covid-19 Ireland: Support extended credit guarantee scheme and new pandemic fund

On 2 May 2020 the Irish Government agreed a suite of important measures to further support affected small, medium and larger businesses. These include a €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to support bank lending to small and medium sized enterprises and a new €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund to support medium and large enterprises.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Debenhams

In a judgment handed down on 6th May 2020 in Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration) [2020] EWCA Civ 600, the Court of Appeal provided confirmation on the implications for office holders and insolvent estates of using the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations, following the previous first instance decisions on the issue in Re Carluccio’s Ltd [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) and Re Debenhams Retail Ltd [2020] EWHC 921 (Ch). Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Carluccio’s

In a judgment handed down on Monday 13th April 2020 in Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch), Snowden J considered the application of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations both as a matter of principle and in respect of the logistics and practicalities involved for office holders. Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Green is good – a Channel Islands perspective

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group, explores how the Channel Islands are utilising experience and expertise to make a significant impact in global green and sustainable finance initiatives.


Salans raids Fladgate for real estate star

Salans has hired UK real estate partner Nick Ellis from Fladgate. Ellis’s practice focuses on real estate finance for the hotel, apartment and commercial sectors. He has advised on some of the largest PFI/PPP projects in the UK, including the major regeneration projects of the Bullring at Birmingham and the Millennium Dome in London.

NYC’s Curtis in Argentine tie-up

New York-headquartered Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle has strengthened its presence in the Latin America region by forming a strategic alliance with Argentine firm Fernandez Quiroga Ayarragaray & Ocampo. Curtis has advised clients in Spanish-speaking Latin America for more than a century and maintained an office in Buenes Aires in the 1920s. The firm’s co-managing […]

Trials and tribulations

Well, there have been more than a few clouds of late over at New York structured finance stalwart, Thacher Proffitt & Wood. The firm’s over dependency on this area cost it dearly when the market crashed. Now that same skill set has helped it pick up instructions on one of the highest-profile pieces of work […]

Our little Secret…

A large corporate law firm is not the first place that Tulkinghorn looks for glamour. Just click on the partner profiles at any big operation – there is nary a single triquini to be seen. Salans is a little different. Clients of the firm include a whole range of fashion houses, but one in particular […]

2Birds raids Mayer Frankfurt for IP veteran

Bird & Bird has boosted its IP team in Germany with a partner hire from Mayer Brown’s Frankfurt office. Ulf Grundmann brings with him a practice focused on the pharmaceutical and food industries. His experience as a litigation head has seen him handle both patent and trademark disputes in courts across Germany. Wolfgang von Meibom, […]

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