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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.


Arnold Porter

Arnold Porter is the fourth US firm to join the Solicitor’s Pro Bono Group (SPBG). The firm joined days after White & Case, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Millbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Sidley & Austin and Dechert have also shown an interest in the SPBG.

Nomura buys Meridien Hotels for £1.9bn from Compass Group

Nomura buys Meridien Hotels for £1.9bn from Compass Group. Nomura International advised by Clifford Chance (Arthur Dyson, Robert Porter) and CMS Cameron McKenna (Richard Price). Compass advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (James Davis) and Berwin Leighton Paisner (David Levy).

Ashursts reels as Paris star goes to Linklaters

Ashurst Morris Crisp’s Paris office is losing a top private equity partner to Linklaters & Alliance despite its recent affirmation to remain a pan-European private equity firm. Fabrice de la Morandière, who specialises in M&A and private equity, will join Linklaters in August. Ashursts’ Paris office will also lose M&A partner Philippe Sarrailhé, who is […]

The personnelity

As you will have noticed over the past few weeks, we live in an age of opinion polls and focus groups. It seems that the guiding principle for New Labour is to keep everyone onside and to annoy as few as possible. And while opinion remains divided about how accurate polls are, what better way […]

Split decisions

Henry Brookman has recently had the sort of press coverage that many advertising agencies dream about. Front page of The Guardian, page five of the Daily Mail, in addition to most of the other national newspapers, discussed on daytime television and follow-ups from around the world. For those struggling to place the name, he is […]

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