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Covid-19 Ireland: Support extended credit guarantee scheme and new pandemic fund

On 2 May 2020 the Irish Government agreed a suite of important measures to further support affected small, medium and larger businesses. These include a €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to support bank lending to small and medium sized enterprises and a new €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund to support medium and large enterprises.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Debenhams

In a judgment handed down on 6th May 2020 in Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration) [2020] EWCA Civ 600, the Court of Appeal provided confirmation on the implications for office holders and insolvent estates of using the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations, following the previous first instance decisions on the issue in Re Carluccio’s Ltd [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) and Re Debenhams Retail Ltd [2020] EWHC 921 (Ch). Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Carluccio’s

In a judgment handed down on Monday 13th April 2020 in Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch), Snowden J considered the application of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations both as a matter of principle and in respect of the logistics and practicalities involved for office holders. Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Green is good – a Channel Islands perspective

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group, explores how the Channel Islands are utilising experience and expertise to make a significant impact in global green and sustainable finance initiatives.


Paching up the problems

The Pupillage Applications Clearing House (Pach) was devised in 1996 in an attempt to bring some order into pupillage recruitment. Prior to its introduction, those seeking a pupillage were faced with the daunting task of making numerous applications to chambers, while chambers were faced with an endless stream of inquiries about pupillage. Pach introduced a […]

A&O takes Nauta Dutilh IP partner

Sven Klos concentrates largely on litigation in respect to patents, copyright law, trade mark law and advertising and media. Commenting on the appointment, Sietze Hepkema, senior partner of Allen & Overy Amsterdam says”The appointment of Sven is not only a testament to A&O’s ability to attract reputed specialists with established reputations, but also a measure […]

Capital markets issuers dictate underwriters’ firms

Companies are increasingly calling the shots on which lawyers banks can use for capital markets transactions. According to research by The Lawyer, law firms acting for the underwriters of capital markets transactions are increasingly being picked by the issuers and not the banks. Companies which regularly tap the capital markets are choosing law firms that […]

Denton Wilde Sapte moves on Abu Dhabi

Denton Wilde Sapte is launching an attack on lucrative projects work after being awarded licences to practise in Abu Dhabi and Oman. The firm acquired a presence in both countries through Denton Hall’s purchase of Fox & Gibbons two years ago (The Lawyer, 13 October 1998). The firm has now won licences to practise in […]


National Power demerges UK business. National Power advised by Linklaters (Tim Clarke).

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