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Legal guide to pre-enforcement steps under Jersey and Guernsey law

The temporary Covid-19 protections offered by the UK government to businesses to prevent them from being subject to winding up petitions or wrongful trading actions are currently due to expire at the end of September (although an extension is very possible).

Switzerland – restructuring and insolvency activity

The Swiss federal government’s Expert Group expects Switzerland’s GDP to fall by 1.5 per cent in 2020, down from previous expectations in December 2019 that predicted a rise of 1.3 per cent, mainly because of covid-19.

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SJ Berwin helps community funds

SJ Berwin has advised pro bono on the creation of the UK’s first community development venture funds The new £40m investment funds opened for business last week, aimed at boosting enterprise in disadvantaged communities by increasing access to finance for local entrepreneurs.SJ Berwin got involved in the project via longstanding client Apax Partners. Apax founder […]

CC Pünder rejects international focus with election of Schneider

In a snub to Clifford Chance’s current international management, Clifford Chance Pünder has re-elected Hans-Josef Schneider to the role of German managing partner Even more shocking is the result that sees Schneider beat European managing partner Peter Nägele by a massive majority. It is understood that Schneider took 70 per cent of the vote.Although both […]

Smoking buddies

British American Tobacco’s Stephen Walzer is an expert in smoothing the way with the authorities, hardly surprising given his involvement in so many. Naomi Rovnick reports “Large corporations ignore Brussels at their peril,” booms Stephen Walzer when asked why British American Tobacco (BAT) has a separate legal division, headed by him, to concentrate solely on […]

Advoc signs up Chinese firm and forges US links

Bevan Ashford and MacRoberts gain Eastern friend; referral network in talks with US Law Firm Group Advoc, the referral network which includes Bevan Ashford and MacRoberts, has selected its first Chinese member and plans to step up links with a group of US firms.Original plans to set up a joint office in China have been […]

Vinge starts project to attract minorities

Swedish law firm Vinge has embarked on a three-year corporate social responsibility project in the hope of inspiring more ethnic minorities to attend law school The project, ‘Working Life on Equal Terms – A Diversity Project’, will focus on targeting schools in the suburban areas of Tensta, Farsta and Skarholmen in Malmo, with Vinge lawyers […]

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