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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.


Conyers targets Middle East work with new Dubai office

Conyers Dill & Pearman has become the latest offshore law firm to try to tap into the booming Middle East market through its new office in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC). The firm registered at the DIFC in February, but it is still awaiting a licence from the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). A spokesperson for […]

For a few dollars more

In three years US firms have become a major force in European private equity and they have done it through the hire of the sector’s major players. The Lawyer analyses the practices of the City’s most influential dealmakers If the first quarter is any indication, 2006 is sure to be a volatile year for the […]

Balkan firms look to bolster alliance

Ten firms from South East Europe (SEE) are working together to form a regional powerhouse. The SEE Legal Group was formed in 2003 between national firms from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia & Montenegro. It has since expanded to include Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia and Turkey, with Slovenia set to join in March. […]

Awards judges revealed

The Lawyer today unveils another stellar cast of judges to adjudicate The Law-yer Awards 2006, the premier event in the legal calendar. Joining The Lawyer‘s editorial team are former Lord Chief Justice and Blackstone Chambers arbitrator Lord Woolf, who will draw on years of experience at the bench in his role on the advisory panel. […]

US Federal Trade Commission makes double hire for Bureau of Competition

The US Federal Trade Commission has recruited two senior competition lawyers to take up leading roles at the Bureau of Competition. Kenneth Glazer and David Wales have joined the bureau as deputy directors from Coca-Cola and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft respectively. The pair replace former deputy director Barry Nigro, who left the bureau last November […]

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