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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.


Profits hit by £1m fee on Withers' US merger

Withers has recorded flat profits this year after spending at least £1m on fees for legal advice on its transatlantic merger The firms used included Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson.Withers merged with US private client firm Bergman Horowitz & Reynolds in early 2001, making a net profit of £9m in the last financial year […]

Jack of all trades

If you want to be an employment lawyer working for a US firm in London, you'll need to be an expert in UK, US and European law. Sarah Linton reports on what American clients expect

Cravath lawyer moves to McDermott as partner

McDermott Will & Emery has hired Cravath Swaine & Moore lawyer Paul Scrivano as a partner in its M&A and securities practice Scrivano has worked on a number of complex transactions, including hostile and cross-border deals. He acts for both issuers and underwriters in public offerings of debt and equity securities.

Vincent & Elkins rides out Enronitis as oil/gas sector sends its regards

Clifford Chance placed third in eyes of energy companies; utilities lawyers target the Middle East, CIS and Africa Involvement in the Enron scandal has failed to change the views of in-house counsel towards Houston firm Vinson & Elkins. In Petroleum Economist magazine’s latest survey, the firm was voted international law firm with the best knowledge […]

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 […]

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