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Can UK employers claim the furlough grant while employees are on notice? Clarity is required.

Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]

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Latham raids Milbank for Frankfurt finance push

The Frankfurt office of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has lost one of its star partners to Latham & Watkins. Leveraged finance specialist Christina Ungeheuer is set to join Latham later this year. Her clients include financial institutions, private equity houses and corporations, which she advises on acquisition financings and a variety of non-recourse transactions […]

Cable & Wireless set to cut legal panel

Cable & Wireless is looking to slash the number of law firms it uses as part of a company-wide reorganisation and profit drive. Group general counsel Nick Cooper has told The Lawyer he intends to get a grip on legal expenditure. “We will have a more cost-conscious business and this means everything including greater control […]

Freshfields beats Linklaters to Aer Lingus IPO

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is celebrating after scooping a mandate to advise the Irish government on the IPO of its flag carrier Aer Lingus. The magic circle firm won the high profile mandate after participating in a beauty parade at the end of last year. Irish firms William Fry and Arthur Cox are acting a local […]

Baker Botts boosts London with Houston litigator

Houston-based firm Baker Botts has ramped up its London presence, flying in the firm’s former deputy head of its Houston trial team. Mike Lennon, a specialist oil and gas and energy litigator, joined the London office this month in response to client demand for a senior US litigation and arbitration energy specialist. Baker Botts London […]

Three Freshfields partners quit for LeBoeuf Lamb

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has raided Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for a three-partner real estate and environment team. Freshfields partners John Bowman, Graham Prentice and Paul Watchman will be joined at LeBoeuf by former colleague and current head of environment at Blake Lapthorn Linell Nicholas Rock. “There is a high quality of work at the […]

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