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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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Binghams snares DLA Piper lawyer for litigation push

Bingham McCutchen has boosted its litigation department with the hire of Peter Bibby from DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. Bibby, head of DLA Piper’s financial regulatory group, is set to join Binghams’ four-strong London litigation team. Bibby joins his former DLA Piper colleague Neil Micklethwaite, who left last year to launch Binghams’ UK litigation service. […]

Global debt capital market dominated by US law firms

US LAW firms have triumphed in the first international debt capital market league tables from Thomson Financial, scooping the majority of the top 20 places. US LAW firms have triumphed in the first international debt capital market league tables from Thomson Financial, scooping the majority of the top 20 places. Magic circle firms, with the notable exception of […]

Watch out, there’s a recruiter about

Tulkinghorn was given a reminder of the importance of never letting your guard down last Tuesday (19 July) as he sipped Americano in the City with Speechly Bircham managing partner Michael Lingens. Well aware that a coffee house is where most business is done, the pair hunkered down for a far-reaching, high-level strategic chat about […]

NZ firm appoints IBA chair as CEO

New Zealand law firm Bell Gully has recruited the chairman of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) law firm management committee as its new chief executive. Stephen Macliver, who was appointed chairman of the IBA committee earlier this year, will join Bell Gully next month, replacing Maggie Callicrate as chief executive. Callicrate has decided to return […]

Freshfields, Linklaters clean up on main listings on LSE

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters are the kings of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) after it emerged that the two firms worked on more IPOs than anyone else this year. According to statistics compiled by Thomson Financial, Linklaters advised on five of the top 10 IPOs completed in London over the first six months of […]

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