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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.


what does the magic circle offer?

Clifford Chance is developing an online dealroom, to be launched this spring. It is based on the concept of Fruit Net, a transaction-specific website used by Clifford Chance in Project Fruit. The deal was a CVC Capital-led euro825m (£527.9m) management buyout of the Accordis Fibres division of Akzo Nobel, which covered 19 jurisdictions. Tailored versions […]


While Intelek might be a relatively new client for DLA, corporate partner Chris Rawstron knows the aerospace electronics group of old, since he acted for it for years in his previous role as a pre-merger Edge Ellison lawyer. While the purchase of Paradise Datacom was based in the UK, a stake in a US subsidiary […]

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

There will be a lot of hormonally challenged youths this week facing the daunting prospect of actually having to leave their bedrooms if they want to get the latest Limp Bizkit album. Last week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the US upheld parts of an injunction against Napster, an online company that enables […]

Brief encounter: McCLURE NAISMITH

McClure Naismith is a mid-range, well-known Scottish corporate commercial firm. Celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, it has revealed an ambitious business plan to increase fee income by 50 per cent and double the number of staff by 2004. Having recently conducted extensive client research, the firm has modified its corporate logo – clients told […]

Norton Rose rejigs Paris and Greece heads

Norton Rose is reshuffling its European management team following the sudden death of the head of its Paris office in December. Alain Sanchez, who died on New Year’s Eve, will be replaced by Tim Howard, the manager of the firm’s associated offices in Greece. The Greek office had to be rebranded Law Office Howard in […]

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