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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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WilmerHale feels the pain as Heller returns for more

Heller Ehrman continued its assault on London today by going back to poor old WilmerHale, which is starting to look like Heller’s personal punchbag. See story. WilmerHale has undergone a major restructuring in Europe, which has included the closure of its Munich and Oxford offices. While we can safely say that those offices were always […]

Dewey in talks with Italian firm

Fresh in the wake of its failed merger with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Dewey Ballantine is in advanced talks with Italian boutique Galgano to form a “collaboration”. A Dewey spokesman confirmed that the firm had been talking with Bologna-headquartered Galgano but said that nothing had been formally decided as yet. Dewey particularly wants access to […]

Charles Russell opens in Cambridge

Charles Russell has today opened its Cambridge office, giving the City firm a dual presence in the both Oxford and Cambridge. Charles Russell’s intentions to launch in Cambridge were revealed in The Lawyer (20 November, 2006) with the triple hire of Hewitsons employment partners Tim Tyndall, Nick Sawyer and Hilary Aldred. The office will be […]

Chadbourne hires renewable energy duo

Chadbourne & Parke has bolstered its US-based renewable energy practice with the hire of two partners from Morgan Lewis & Bockius’s Los Angeles office. Chadbourne has recruited Morgan Lewis head of renewable energy Edward Zaelke and wind power project finance specialist Adam Umanoff. Before he joined Morgan Lewis, Umanoff served as the general counsel and […]

BPE helps raise £10m for hexagon

BPE Solicitors has scooped its first instruction from Hexagon Human Capital, advising on its £30m listing on AIM. The Birmingham-based firm advised the company on its successful placing of six million shares at 165p each, raising around £10m. Corporate partner Anthony Rudge led the team advising on the IPO. Leightons Solicitors, led by corporate partner […]

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