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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.


McDermott appoints London tax partner

McDermott Will & Emery has added a new partner to its London tax practice Jonathan Ivinson joins the US firm at the end of April from telecoms company Carrier1, where he was vice-president of tax affairs. Head of tax Peter Nias said: “It’s terrific news. The firm originally started off as a tax practice. His […]

Freshfields ramps up partnership in Germany

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has elected more new partners to its partnership in Germany than it has in the UK From 1 May there will be eight new partners in the UK, while 11 have been elected in Germany. Three have been elected in Milan, two in Amsterdam but none in the US. Chief executive Alan […]

Supermarkets get go-ahead to give legal advice

Supermarket customers will soon be able to put ‘legal advice’ on their shopping lists, as the Law Society has agreed to let businesses provide legal services directly to the public In a landmark Law Society meeting last Thursday (21 March), Council members voted nearly unanimously for this ultimate aim. The society is on the verge […]

Eversheds replaces head of international

Eversheds has appointed Alan Jenkins (left) as its new head of international following the announcement that Victor Semmens will retire from the firm in early May He will also replace Semmens as a member of the executive. Jenkins is a commercial litigation lawyer and was previously managing partner with Frere Cholmeley Bischoff (now Eversheds).

Camerons whips up sports store deal over night

CMS Cameron McKenna advised Sports Soccer on its multimillion pound acquisition of the Lillywhites Group. Ashurst Morris Crisp acted for the vendor, Portuguese company Jeronimo Martins.Partner Richard Price led a small team at Camerons. They received the instruction at 6pm on a Monday and had a deal signed and sealed by 6am the following morning. […]

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