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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.


Wiggin signs David Davies as consultant

Media boutique Wiggin has struck a rare deal that will see Football Association (FA) executive director and former TV presenter David Davies join the firm as a consultant. Davies will join Wiggin at the end of this summer’s World Cup, although he will continue to meet a range of other media and commercial commitments. The […]

Freshfields helps the homeless with job training programme

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is working with Business in the Community as part of a mentor programme to help homeless people find employment. The programme, called Business Action on Homelessness, places the homeless in two or four-week work placements in major organisations, including law firms. Freshfields recently took its 100th placement. The firm provides work experience […]

Advent drops Lovells after Weil raid

The fallout from Lovells’ loss of private equity star Marco Compagnoni to Weil Gotshal & Manges earlier this year continues, with news that the firm has been dropped from Advent International’s legal panel. Private equity group Advent recently updated its European legal panel, placing Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Weil on the roster. It is understood […]

Simmons promotes largest partnership group in four years

Simmons & Simmons has promoted 15 lawyers to its partnership with financial markets and corporate gaining the bulk of new partners. The appointments mark Simmons’ largest group of promotions in four years, with 12, 11 and nine lawyers made up in the preceding three rounds. Senior partner, Janet Gaymer said: “I am particularly pleased that […]

Tubular swells

Tulkinghorn jetted over to attend Bird & Bird‘s launch party for its Frankfurt office last Tuesday (23 May). A number of details caught his eye, in particular the bright-blue cocktails served in tall test tubes. Tulkinghorn tried one but remained none the wiser as to its contents. Among the more memorable individuals with whom Tulkinghorn […]

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