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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.


Police group uses Rowe & Cohen

North West firm Rowe & Cohen has won a mandate to act as the National Black Police Association’s (NBPA) official legal adviser. The work was won following recommendations from members of another police organisation, the Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA).Senior partner Simon Cohen said: “It’s come via a referral. We’ve acted for officers in respect of […]

Loyens & Loeff signals new fightback with B&M raid…

Amsterdam becomes the new battleground for international firms Baker & McKenzie’s ailing Dutch practice is suffering another spate of departures as it prepares to drop the Caron & Stevens name in the Netherlands to strengthen the firm’s global brand.Benelux multidisciplinary practice (MDP) Loyens & Loeff has hired three partners from the practice, which will be […]

Singapore faces legal crisis as lawyer numbers slump

Singapore could suffer from a dearth of practising lawyers as the country witnesses its first drop in numbers for five years. Figures released by the Law Society of Singapore show a 0.4 per cent decrease in the number of lawyers seeking to renew their practising certificates. This year 3,524 lawyers renewed their certificates compared with […]

An old firm game

Tulkinghorn has a new favourite firm. It might not be that popular with the residents of the Barbican (they’ve been making a frightful amount of noise on closing deals, apparently), but Linklaters & Alliance has won Tulkinghorn over. I concede that this has little to do with their ability as lawyers (although one has no […]


Tucked away in the latest half-year deal tables is a name that barely resonates outside Holborn. (For the benefit of our City readers: that’s slightly west of you.) Nestling cosily between Ashurst Morris Crisp and Norton Rose in the Thomson Financial table of UK announced deals is none other than Nabarro Nathanson.In the first six […]

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