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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.


China’s first changeovers

What goes up must come down, or at least get a lot more complicated. While Chinese firms have enjoyed phenomenal growth in recent years – there are now 20,000 of them across PRC – the issue of succession is far from simple. As founding partners approach retirement, leadership changeover is a pressing issue. There are […]


Asia Moves: 11 February 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. Australia Australian boutique firm Allion Legal has hired former Richard Winter as principal to head up its new finance practice in Sydney. Winter joins from K&L Gates’ Sydney office, where he headed up the firm’s New South Wales […]

HSBC and Shell make top-level appointments

The sudden exit of Shell legal chief Peter Rees QC last month left the 750-strong in-house department under the management of HR head Hugh Mitchell. That was until yesterday, when the energy giant named Donny Ching as its new legal chief. Ching joined the corporate in Australia in 1998 and most recently was based in […]

A&O advises Mitsubishi on reorganisation of distribution activities in Germany

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors on the reorganisation of its distribution activities in Germany. Mitsubishi Motors Europe, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, sold and transferred the majority of the shares in its wholly owned subsidiary Mitsubishi Motors Deutschland to Frey Automobil Holding Deutschland, a member of Emil Frey Group. […]


Recommind transforms the ediscovery user experience with Axcelerate 5

Recommind, a leader in information intelligence, today released Axcelerate 5, the next generation of its pioneering cloud-based eDiscovery platform. The result of a two-year development effort in close collaboration with practitioners, customers and thought leaders, Axcelerate 5 provides a completely redesigned interface, new analytics, visualisation tools and streamlined automation.  These new features dramatically simplify the […]

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