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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.


US hiring spree leads to sibling rivalry

Running a law firm is a lot like parenting – all that positive reinforcement, setting boundaries and telling the little darlings to tidy up their mess. But the trickiest issue is how you make child number one still feel wanted when number two arrives. Kirkland & Ellis and Weil Gotshal & Manges have both been […]

Hunton wins team from White & Case

Hunton & Williams has taken a six-lawyer, multi-office team from White & Case to bolster its international trade practice, bringing capability to Asia for the first time. Partner Edmund Sim heads the team of movers, and will be based in Hunton’s Singapore office. Sim brings with him two associates into the Singapore office, while other […]

CC raises NQ salaries to catch up with magic circle rivals

Clifford Chance has followed the lead of the other magic circle firms by raising salaries for newly qualified lawyers to £55,000. Clifford Chance is the last of the magic circle firms to announce its salary increase for the 2006-07 year. Newly qualified lawyers salaries have risen from £51,000 to £55,00, an increase of almost eight […]

CC and New Zealand’s Chapman Tripp cosy up with Tokyo corporate hire

Clifford Chance has strengthened its strategic alliance with New Zealand M&A firm Chapman Tripp by hiring star partner Paul O’Regan as its new head of corporate in Tokyo. O’Regan, who has been a partner with Chapman Tripp for 25 years, will relocate from Wellington, New Zealand, to take up a newly created post at the […]

Separated at birth

Last week The Lawyer revealed how a bunch of no-hopers were transformed into winners thanks to the skills of a cunning Svengali. Debenhams was taken from its retail doldrums a few years ago to its £1.7bn IPO heights this year, and it’s all thanks to one man (apart, that is, from all the others who […]

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