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COVID-19 has put many businesses in a difficult financial situation

Although the Government recognised this by pushing the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 through Parliament to try and stem the inevitable wave of insolvencies, directors and owners cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball for a second.

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Judge orders English court to move to Zambia for fraud case

The paraphernalia of an English court is due to be moved to Zambia next year in the face of a ruling handed down by Mr Justice Peter Smith. The case, The Attorney General of Zambia for and on behalf of the Republic of Zambia v Meer Care & Desai & ors, involves a number of […]

Bingham re-elects Zimmerman as chairman

Bingham McCutchen has re-elected Jay Zimmerman as its chairman. The partnership selected Zimmerman to serve his fourth term and also re-elected San Francisco partner Donn Pickett as vice-chairman. Under Zimmerman’s leadership, Bingham McCutchen has grown from a regional law firm based in Boston to a national firm specialising in corporate, finance and litigation. First revealed […]

SJ Berwin commits to German growth

SJ Berwin commits to German growth” />SJ Berwin has vowed to beef up its German operation over the next two years despite the resignation of Uwe Steininger, its joint managing partner in the region. The firm wants to employ between 15-20 lawyers in the four key areas of banking, corporate, funds and property. Rüdiger Knopf, […]

SWIP brings in Latham for asset management deal

Latham & Watkins‘ London outsourcing team has completed an innovative £87.5bn asset management deal for new client Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) with US bank State Street. The deal is one of the first to formalise an inter-bank asset management deal as an outsourcing transaction. Latham associate Martin Cotterill, who led the team advising SWIP, […]

Exchange dumps Olpas recruitment method

North West set Exchange Chambers is ditching traditional methods of choosing pupils in favour of designing its own recruitment programme. Next year the set will withdraw from the Bar Council’s online application system Olpas, instead offering an application process specifically structured for Exchange. The set has turned to Manchester recruiters Ashley Hoyle to whittle down […]

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