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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.


Lovells scoops green Bakers partner

Lovells has beefed up its London environmental and health & safety team with the hire of Baker & McKenzie partner Christopher Norton. Norton, currently head of Bakers’ environment and climate change practice, will lead the five-strong environmental team at Lovells. He represents the firm’s eighteenth lateral hire this year and his appointment comes seven months […]


Law Society to pay £100,000 to miners

The Law Society will pay out up to £100,000 to sick miners after their law firms provided inadequate professional services in relation to the British Coal compensation scheme. The society has taken the extraordinary step after one or two solicitors firms deferred paying the miners until after their hearings before the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). […]

Yankees doing dandy on FTSE

Those pesky US firms have landed yet more coveted spots on FTSE takeover attempts. Those pesky US firms have landed yet more coveted spots on FTSE takeover attempts. Weil Gotshal & Manges turned some heads earlier this year with its role for Terra Firma on the attempted acquisition of Boots, and then again on the […]

US firms scoop key roles on new Sainsbury’s bid

US firms Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Shearman & Sterling have landed major roles on the latest bid for Sainsbury’s. London Skadden Arps partner Adrian Knight is leading the team advising Qatari investment company Delta Two on its £12bn bid for the food retailer just three months after Sainsbury’s rejected the CVC Capital […]

Proskauer launches in Brazil

New York firm Proskauer Rose has launched a Sao Paulo office, marking its first physical entrance into Latin America. Proskauer’s corporate partners Antonio Piccirillo and Carlos Martinez, who is also the firm’s head of its Latin America practice, will be in charge of the firm’s ninth office. Allen Fagin, chairman of Proskauer, said that the […]

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