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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.


Watford FC substitutes Eversheds for Mishcons in Vialli battle

Watford Football Club has ditched Eversheds for Mishcon de Reya to fight the £2m claim brought by its former coach Gianluca Vialli.The case has been passed to Mishcons’ respected employment and media lawyer James Libson, who successfully defended Penguin against historian David Irving’s defamation claims. Libson and Mishcons senior assistant Daniel Naftalin, who is the […]

Stepford lawyers

While some shipping firms have undergone something of an image overhaul recently (Holman Fenwick & Willan, for example, has just had a full inner and outer body scrub by Hildebrandt), others appear to be hanging on to their old-fashioned looks. Shaw and Croft is an obvious example, reflected in the sober photographs of its lawyers […]

Cobbetts signs up Stanbrook Hooper for EU advice

Manchester and Leeds-based Cobbetts has formed an alliance with Belgian trade law boutique Stanbrook & Hooper to provide its clients with EU law advice. The firms were introduced through their common membership of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group.

Kennedys wins Lawrence Graham chief

Lawrence Graham’s head of construction Alan Hart has moved to Kennedys. Hart said he left Lawrence Graham to look for new challenges. Kennedys has also made construction lawyer Sushma MacGeoch a partner in the group. First revealed on 20 May

Watson Farley Paris departures up profits

In an ironic twist, the departure of Watson Farley & Williams’ Paris office to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has resulted in the UK firm posting a slight increase in profits for the last financial year. Profits per equity partner are up by 2.5 per cent on last year, hitting £357,000. However, revenue fell by 8 […]

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