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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.

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Who can tell the best way to deal with a downturn? Is it best to proceed with caution? Or should you be hell-bent on using it as a time to get one over on the magic circle, seeing it as an opportunity to nab partners normally out of your league? Only time will tell. Norton […]

Orrick looks for further growth in Los Angeles with new office head

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has appointed real estate partner Michael McAndrews as head of its Los Angeles office McAndrews has specialised in real estate-related matters for more than 20 years. His practice counts corporates, financial institutions, investment companies and real estate developers among its clients.John MacKerron, managing director for offices, said: “Mike’s strong leadership skills […]

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 […]

Lewis Silkin takes up regeneration instruction for Bristol City Council

Lewis Silkin has won a tender against four City firms to advise Bristol City Council on a major regeneration project. It is one of just a handful of projects that the council has outsourced in recent years.The council does not have a regular adviser for property work because most of it is done in-house. The […]

Hogan extends its reach into China

Hogan & Hartson is expanding its international operations into China The Washington DC-based firm will open an office in Beijing in August.The office will comprise seven lawyers, including two resident partners – Jun Wei and Steven Robinson – who will share the role of managing partner. Wei, who has practised in China since 1993, has […]

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