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Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

What price do you put on the environment?

The pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.

SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.


Weil London achieves 22 per cent PEP hike

Weil Gotshal & Manges has posted a 22 per cent hike in average profit for the 2008 financial year. The US firm’s London office grew profit per equity partner (PEP) from £1.35m in 2007 up to £1.65m last year. Weil’s revenue saw a 2.3 per cent increase from £57m last year to £58.3m in 2008. […]


Links, Lovells oil the wheels as TNK-BP partners make peace

Linklaters and Lovells have thrashed out the details of a peace deal between the warring partners in the TNK-BP energy venture in Russia. The corporate restructuring sees the management of the venture split equally between the two shareholders – Russian consortium AAR and BP. Three independent directors have also been appointed. Linklaters advised longstanding client […]

CC named in property negligence claim

Clifford Chance is the latest City firm to be the subject of a professional negligence claim, with Jersey property company Al Salam UK Properties Investment taking action against the firm. The company claims that Clifford Chance repeatedly ignored its instructions on the purchase of two Mayfair properties it intended to develop. The claimant’s firm Nasir […]

Weil advises Barclay twins on Woolies buyout

Weil Gotshal & Manges corporate partner Marco Compagnoni has reprised his role for Daily Telegraph owners Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, advising the brothers of their acquisition of the Woolworths brand. The Barclay brothers’ online company Shop Direct Group, which formerly traded as Littlewoods Home Shopping, has bought the Woolworths brand as well as […]

Edwin Coe plans ahead with four-partner haul

Litigation boutique Edwin Coe has hired four partners to accommodate itsgrowing client list. Edwin Coe plans ahead with four-partner haul” />Litigation boutique Edwin Coe has hired four partners to accommodate its growing client list. The firm has taken on Teacher Stern IP partner Simon Miles, Royds Solicitors litigation partner Vivien Davies, Fasken Martineau’s former head […]

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