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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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Former NGJ associates win K&L Gates promotion

K&L Gates, the $750m firm newly formed from a merger between Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham and Preston Gates & Ellis, has announced its very first partner promotions, giving two new partners to the London office. The 120-lawyer London office garnered two new real estate partners with the promotions of associates Christian Major and Elizabeth […]

Kirklees Council to build panel of barristers

Kirklees Metropolitan Council in West Yorkshire is to create a panel for barristers, one of the first local authorities in England and Wales to do so. The panel has been designed primarily to secure economies of scale, and head of legal services Susan Betteridge pledged to reduce the annual spend on counsel from its present […]

Linklaters loses five lawyers as Romanian boutique trend continues

Linklaters‘ Romania office has lost five lawyers who quit to launch their own independent boutique in the country’s capital Bucharest. The defection, led by Romania managing associate Adrian Bulboaca, could create an opening for a number of international firms looking to break into the market. Bulboaca, who was Linklaters’ head banking and finance lawyer in […]

Debt of latitude

Many in the industry would argue that the UK would do well to look to the US insolvency system with regard to debtor liability. Nick Segal highlights the issues

King & Spalding ramps up US IP team

King & Spalding has continued growing its US-based IP practice, hiring partner Richard Pettus from McDermott Will & Emery in New York. Pettus, a patent litigator specialising in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products sectors, is the seventh lateral hire in the past four months and the third in New York. Pettus’s hire follows […]

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