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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.


Arnold & Porter adds Thelen duo to expanding NY office

Washington DC’s Arnold & Porter has continued its attack on the New York market with the hire of two Thelen Reid & Priest partners. Securities litigation specialists Richard Swanson and Veronica Rendon joined Arnold & Porter early in April. Swanson was co-chair of his former firm’s corporate and securities litigation group. The pair advise on securities […]

Hammonds scoops global legal role for condom maker

Hammonds has won a new role as the global legal adviser for SSL International. The appointment, made following a beauty parade, comes just eight months after Antony Mannion took over from Jonathan Jowett as company secretary and legal director. SSL, a FTSE 250 company which makes products such as Durex condoms and Scholl footwear, has […]

Dewey storms race to secure Wind purchase

Gianni and Bonelli lose out as US firm triumphs in Italian telecoms contest Dewey Ballantine client Weather Investments has won out in the high-profile contest for Italian telecommunications group Wind, tabling a stunning €12.2bn (£8.34bn) offer to defeat a bid by Blackstone. Dewey Italian head Bruno Gattai advised Weather, the bid vehicle led by Egyptian […]

Interbrew in-house reshuffle sparks global legal review

Interbrew UK is gearing up to launch a review of its external lawyers following the restructure of its in-house legal function. Interbrew, whose brands include Boddingtons and Stella Artois, has promoted UK general counsel Deepak Malhotra to general counsel for Western Europe. Malhotra will head an 80-strong team across 13 jurisdictions. Interbrew is now looking […]

Ashfords wins Wandsworth litigation mandate

South West-based law firm Ashfords has won a national tender by the London Borough of Wandsworth for litigation work. The firm, based in Exeter, Plymouth and Bristol, secured the role after taking part in a competitive tender against a number of firms. Borough solicitor Martin Walker said: “We shortlisted seven firms but were interested in […]

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