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Looking to the future with a new UK insolvency regime

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) promises to bring into effect a mixture of temporary measures to alleviate the problems created by the Covid-19 pandemic and some permanent reforms to the UK restructuring and insolvency regime.

Podcast series #2 – The build-to-rent sector post Covid-19

In this Podcast Shoosmiths real estate partner, Judy Fawcett, and Andrew Wells, Partner & Head of Leeds Office at Allsops, discuss which parts of the wider Residential Investment market are most active and so present the best opportunities post COVID-19. Click below to listen to the first in the series.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l June 2020

Hot water instead of toxic substances. Bags that can’t be stolen. Phosphorus that can be “recycled”. “Waste pieces” with a cult character. Beer with “rhythm & beat”. Austrian Patent Office President Mariana Karepova was delighted to announce the truly innovative ideas and solutions nominated for the Austrian “Staatspreis Patent”, a state prize awarded for trendsetting […]

Rise in venture capital-backed tech in response to pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has destabilised global markets. However, the crisis has encouraged swift adaptations in all walks of life and the development of innovative living and working patterns as a result of lockdowns around the world.

Will Covid-19 speed up green funds revolution?

If you were managing to ignore the increased importance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it will be hard to do so now. As succinctly put by the now infamous Greta Thunberg; “If the coronavirus crisis has shown us one thing, it is that our society is not sustainable”.


Law Soc slams homophobic City firms

Gay and lesbian solicitors feel that they are unable to come out to colleagues and want more support from the profession, a new study by the Law Society has shown. The society spoke to a small sample of 15 gay men and 10 lesbian solicitors working in private practice and in-house, to identify key issues […]

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 […]

Eight-lawyer Gibson Dunn raid increases Veil Jourde woes

French independent Veil Jourde has lost another two partners as M&A specialists Ariel Harroch and Marie-Charlotte Trebuchet leave for Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Harroch and Trebuchet join Gibson Dunn along with six associates. They leave Veil Jourde less than two months after Guillaume Kuperfils joined Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw together with four associates. Harroch […]

DLA Piper defends Pakistan captain in ball-tampering row

DLA Piper’s sports team has been drafted in by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to represent captain Inzamam-ul-Haq against charges brought by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC has accused Inzamam of ball-tampering and bringing the game into disrepute following the early finish of the Fourth Test at the Brit Oval on 20 August. […]

Sports boutique attacks Mail over Rooney allegations

Sports boutique Max Bitel Greene has launched a High Court defamation claim against Associated Newspapers on behalf of Everton Football Club manager David Moyes. Partner Mel Goldberg is acting for Moyes and filed the claim yesterday in the High Court. Moyes is claiming damages of £200,000. Moyes is suing the Daily Mail for defamation over […]

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