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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.


Schulte Roth launches London office

Schulte Roth & Zabel is to establish its first overseas office when it opens in London in September The New York-based firm will offer both US and UK law capability from a London office led by Daniel Shapiro. Shapiro was one of Schulte Roth’s founding partners. He will be joined by hedge fund specialist Christopher […]

Linklaters advises banks on unique Energis administration

Linklaters has consolidated its position in the restructuring market by completing its work on the Energis administration.The firm advised a consortium of banks on the prepackaged administration of the listed company. It is thought to be the first time that a transaction of this type has been completed in the UK.Linklaters, led by restructuring and […]

Deals summary

SJ Berwin (Tom O’Grady) advised Buckingham Estates Partnership on the sale of a £40m property portfolio to Buckingham Estates, a subsidiary of Golfrate Holdings. Buckingham Estates advised by Darlingtons (Simon Lawrence, David Swede). DJ Freeman (Stephen O’Brien, Helen Dyer) acted for financers Royal Bank of Scotland. Gouldens (Suzanne Billington) advised Pillar Property and the Hercules […]

Atlas shrugged

After just two months in the job, Atlas Capital’s Alex Wise may appear to have the weight of the world on his shoulders, but as Emma Vere-Jones reports, he isn’t fazed at all Alex Wise is the new kid on the block at Atlas Capital. Appointed to the role of legal and compliance director in […]

Livingstone withdraws challenge to Tube PPP

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has dropped his legal challenge to the Government’s public private partnership (PPP) plans for the London Underground Blackstone Chambers’ Lord Lester QC represented Livingstone at the High Court. First revealed on 26 July

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