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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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City giants lose out to US firms in M&A league

US firms are taking a bigger bite of the large corporate deals work as cross-border M&A work continues to give million-pound rewards. According to Corporate Money, for the first quarter of 1999 four out of the 10 largest dealmakers in the UK are US firms. Sullivan & Cromwell knocks heavyweights Clifford Chance and Slaughter and […]

DAC and Berrymans enter merger talks

Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) and Berrymans Lace Mawer have been engaging in secret merger talks. Nick Sinfield, managing director of troubled firm DAC, met Berrymans Lace Mawer senior partner Paul Taylor last month to discuss a possible merger. A source close to Berrymans says: “He [Taylor] was seeing if there was anything on the table […]

Service nets cybersquatters

A service which allows law firms to trace owners of internet website addresses and sue them was launched this week. City firms Dibb Lupton Alsop and Ashurst Morris Crisp are among the 23 clients which have already signed up to take advantage of the new deal. The service enables solicitors to track down the owners […]

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In brief: Cloisters Chambers

Cloisters Chambers has appointed its first chambers director following an internal shake-up. Freelance management consultant Vanessa Peters joined Cloisters last week. Peters, a former solicitor, practiced in the areas of administrative law, crime and general civil litigation. Leading property set Falcon Chambers is also looking to appoint a chambers director and is offering a salary […]

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