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Corporate governance during Covid-19 – offshore

This article looks at the appointment of alternate directors as a strategy to help manage some of the practical issues arising from COVID-19 measures. It also looks at the use of delegation tools to ensure the smooth conduct of business.

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By unlocking the value hidden within your contracts, your legal team can help reduce costs, release value and even increase revenue to your organisation. And it’s never been more important. Access the free guide and deliver critical business value by following the link further down.



Another great telecoms deal for the London office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, which also advised the underwriters on US law in BT’s record-breaking rights issue in the same week (The Lawyer, 14 May). This deal for Vodafone was the largest ever placement in the UK and the issuance was increased from initial estimates […]

Wragges increases profits by forty five per cent on last year

Birmingham-based Wragge & Co has announced record turnover figures for this financial year. The 40 per cent increase brings Wragges’ gross fees this year to £76.3m. Last year’s turnover was £54.5m with average profits per partners of £257,000. The total net profit for this year, which is yet to be finalised, is estimated to be […]

Family values tempt Lord Alexander to new home

Lord Alexander of Weedon QC has snubbed his former set Brick Court Chambers to join his son at 3-4 South Square. Alexander, who won fame through the Spycatcher and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) cases, and who two years ago completed his chairmanship of NatWest, wil become joint head with Michael Crystal QC. He says he […]

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SJ Berwin has successfully represented Diageo in obtaining EU merger clearance for its joint acquisition with Pernod Ricard of the spirits and wines business of Seagram. The principal members of the SJ Berwin team were partners Stephen Kon and Simon Holmes, and assistants Matt Evans and Hugo Lindsay.

DLA boosts litigation with City hire

The City office of DLA is strengthening its litigation practice with the recruitment of a litigation partner from Stephenson Harwood. Matthew Saunders joins on 1 June after 10 years at Stephenson Harwood. He specialises in banking litigation and cross-jurisdictional disputes and fraud work. DLA’s litigation practice is split along sector lines, but national head of […]

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