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Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

What price do you put on the environment?

The pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.

SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.


Taylor Wessing names new real estate head

Taylor Wessing has appointed Keith Barnett to head its UK real estate practice following the decision by Adam Marks to step down on 1 November. Barnett, who had been the firm’s head of development since 2002, will head the firm’s third most lucrative practice after corporate and IP, which houses 15 partners and a total […]

Charles Russell steers market switch for Aricom

Charles Russell has capitalised on its blossoming relationship with JPMorgan Cazenove to land a lead role on an Anglo-Russian mining company’s move from AIM to the main list. The top 50 firm advised JPMorgan Cazenove and Canaccord Adams as the joint brokers and sponsors to Aricom, which has titanium and iron ore assets in Russia. […]

BNFL legal director quits to launch nuclear consultancy

Long-serving British Nuclear Fuels company secretary and group legal director Alvin Shuttleworth has left the company. Long-serving British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) company secretary and group legal director Alvin Shuttleworth has left the company. General counsel Sue Quint has taken on full responsibility for the legal function. Shuttleworth, who joined BNFL 22 years ago, has set […]

Links and Norton Rose act on DRC mining mega-merger

Linklaters and Norton Rose have secured the recommended merger of two mining giants with assets in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Linklaters’ AIM-listed client Nikanor is merging with Norton Rose client Katanga to form a $3.3bn (£1.6bn) company that plans to list on the London and Toronto stock exchanges within five months. The […]

TwoBirds scores Dutch customs team from Simmons

Bird & Bird has launched a new trade and customs practice in Europe, landing a four-lawyer team from Simmons & Simmons in the Netherlands. Along with three associates, partner Jasper Helder will move from Simmons’ Rotterdam office to Bird & Bird’s office in The Hague. Helder is the fifth partner hire for Bird & Bird […]

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