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Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

What price do you put on the environment?

The pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.

SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.


Clifford Chance re-elects Amsterdam chief

Clifford Chance has re-elected Jan ter Haar as managing partner of its Amsterdam office, confirming his second three-year term in the role. Ter Haar said: “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to manage the Amsterdam office for a second term.” Ter Haar began his career at Clifford Chance in Dubai in 1980, and […]

Herbert Smith lays down the gauntlet

Looks like Herbies got in first for a reason. It’s usually the earliest to declare its results simply because its financial year ends in March. But this year, I reckon it was on a mission – to dispel the notion that it had dropped off the pace. With PEP over a million for a first […]

Harbottle & Lewis tax chief elected managing partner

Media and entertainment firm Harbottle & Lewis has appointed a new managing partner, with tax partner Glen Atchison taking over from Lawrence Abramson. Atchison will take up his new role at the start of June, after leading the tax practice for 10 years. He has been on the firm’s management committee since 2006. Atchison said: […]

Forsters’ PEP dips as equity expands

Forsters‘ average profit per equity partner (PEP) figure has fallen by more than £100,000 to £445,000 at its year-end. Managing partner Paul Roberts said PEP had been hit by boosting the equity partnership by four to 16. “Involving people is important,” he said. “We’re building a firm for future generations.” Turnover rose by 10.8 per […]

Schönherr wins partner in Romania

Austrian firm Schönherr has boosted its Bucharest office with the hire of a capital markets partner from Romanian firm Bostina & Associates. The firm has brought in Bostina capital markets head Narcisa Oprea as a partner to strengthen its Bucharest office. Bucharest-based Schönherr partner Markus Piuk commented: “It’s not easy to attract an experienced capital […]

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