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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.


Dewey revels in post-Orrick hiring spree

New York-headquartered Dewey Ballantine has continued its hiring spree by taking on a new head of IP litigation and two partners from Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi. Dewey has now hired 24 new partners since March. The firm has been hiring both in the US and in Europe since merger talks with Orrick Herrington & […]

Return to slender

Even if you have a short holiday, the office can change quickly and be quite a different place by the time you come back. Freshfields IP head Avril Martindale may have that feeling when she gets back from her sabbatical in September. She will return to an IP department with at least two fewer partners […]

Latham poaches Lovells partner to boost Madrid

Latham & Watkins has doubled its Spanish partnership, raiding Lovells for administrative law partner Antonio Morales. Morales becomes Latham’s second partner and 11th lawyer in Spain, after the firm launched at the start of 2007 with the hire of Jose Luis Blanco from Cuatrecasas. Latham & Watkins has so far concentrated on corporate work and […]

Isle of Man

Following the success of its commercial yacht registry, the Isle of Man is hoping to attract jets to the island with its new aircraft registry. By Faye Moffett The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry opened for business on 1 May. Within two days of the register becoming operational, three Cessna Citation jets had been registered. […]

Lovells scoops Eversheds’ French corporate head

Eversheds’ French corporate head” />Lovells has boosted its Paris private equity practice with the hire of Eversheds French corporate head Pascal de Moidrey. The appointment marks Lovells’ eleventh lateral hire so far this year and comes on the heels of partner Jürgen Witte’s addition to the German dispute resolution team (, 14 June). Witte joined […]

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