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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.



Behind Project Canberra at Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Banking Group has tried to keep a tight lid on its plans to outsource its retail and wealth and asset finance litigation teams. But that pan reached the boil this week, the lid shooting off and revealing that DWF, Irwin Mitchell and Shoosmiths are on the shortlist to take the departments over. The project, […]

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Offshore: Deals and cases Q4 2013 & Q1 2014

A host of billion-dollar plus deals and some chunky litigation have characterised the last six months offshore. CORPORATE Bermuda/Cayman Bermuda British Virgin Island Cayman Guernsey Isle of Man Jersey BERMUDA/CAYMAN Alliance Group acquisition of Alliance Oil Company December 2013 The Alliance Group, which was previously a major shareholder in the Stockholm-listed Alliance Oil Company (AOC), […]


Italy’s Grimaldi turns to Ashurst for London launch

Ashurst corporate partner Fabio Pizzocheri has joined Italian firm Grimaldi Studio Legale to launch its London office. Pizzocheri had been a partner at Ashurst since 2010, having joined the firm from now-defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf.  Many of the current lawyers at Grimaldi are also ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf. The firm, formerly known as Grimaldi e Associati, […]


Berrymans Lace Mawer scraps brand as HBM Sayers merger goes live

Berrymans Lace Mawer has scrapped its brand in favour of BLM as the insurance firm completes the takeover of Scottish firm HBM Sayers today. The acquisition was announced in March and will give BLM its first presence in Scotland with the addition of HBM’s offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. HBM’s small London office will also […]

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