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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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Howrey says no thanks to Yanks

Howrey is a rare thing among US firms, especially those US firms that have major growth ambitions in the UK and elsewhere. Last year the firm that has just posted $457m (£248.37m) in global revenue also posted its sixth consecutive year of growth across its European operations. From its humble beginnings in 2001, when it […]

Wilsons acts on adoption charity transfer

Charity specialist Wilsons has advised on the first outsourcing of a local authority adoption service. The Salisbury-based firm acted for adoption agency Coram Family in a deal that handed Coram management of the London Borough of Harrow’s adoption service. The Wilsons team was led by partner Alison McKenna, head of Wilsons’ eight-lawyer charity group. She […]

Private equity – the Australian experience

2006 was the year of private equity in Australia. Judging by how 2007 has started, it looks like the current year will be even better. Braddon Jolley and Rebecca Maslen-Stannage report

JPMorgan guns for Lovells in High Court

JPMorgan Chase is suing Lovells for negligence for an undisclosed amount in the High Court. It is thought that JPMorgan’s claim would be at least £2.5m, according to City lawyers familiar with Lovells’ partner liabilities. A Lovells spokesman confirmed the action, but said: “We have no comment to make other than that we shall shortly […]

SJB raids Weil for arbitration boost

SJ Berwin has boosted its partnership count, with the hire of Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ senior associate Justin Michaelson in the international arbitration group. Michaelson rejoins the firm from Weil Gotshal. He spent two years as an trainee and associate at SJ Berwin before moving to magic circle firm Clifford Chance. Craig Pollack, head of […]

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