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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.

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Dechert continues City push with hire of high-profile Norton Rose litigator

Dechert has hired Norton Rose litigation partner Antony Dutton as the latest in a string of partner laterals that has significantly boosted the US firm’s UK disputes capabilities. Dutton was among the best known of Norton Rose’s litigators, having previously been global head of dispute resolution and a member of the firm’s partnership council. He […]

Salans adds muscle to Paris insolvency team

Salans has continued its growth in Paris by bolting on restructuring boutique Sonier & Associés. The move sees partners Gabriel Sonier and Caroline Texier join as partners. They bring with them associates Marie Dubarry de Lassalle and Charlotte Mantoux. The hires bring the number of new partners at the office in 2011 to six. It […]

Cooley opens first non-US outpost in Shanghai

Silicon Valley-based firm Cooley has launched an office in Shanghai, marking the firm’s first move into an international jurisdiction. The office will focus on growth sectors such as TMT, life sciences and clean energy. The China practices will span venture capital funds, capital markets and corporate transactions, and commercial, IP and securities. Cooley will relocate […]

Stephenson Harwood builds up with Nabarro hire

Stephenson Harwood has further boosted its real estate practice with the hire of Nabarro partner James Trundle. Trundle, who made partner in 2003 (7 April 2003), joins the City rival to bolster a team that has hired a number of partners in the area in recent months. The firm scooped SNR Denton’s joint real estate […]

Admiral mulls ABS after referral fees ban

FTSE100 insurer Admiral is considering a move into the legal sector following the ban on personal injury referral fees implemented by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last year. The Cardiff-based company’s shares dropped by more than 4 per cent following the MoJ’s outright ban, which is expected to come into force later this year. Currently […]

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