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Looking to the future with a new UK insolvency regime

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) promises to bring into effect a mixture of temporary measures to alleviate the problems created by the Covid-19 pandemic and some permanent reforms to the UK restructuring and insolvency regime.

Podcast series #2 – The build-to-rent sector post Covid-19

In this Podcast Shoosmiths real estate partner, Judy Fawcett, and Andrew Wells, Partner & Head of Leeds Office at Allsops, discuss which parts of the wider Residential Investment market are most active and so present the best opportunities post COVID-19. Click below to listen to the first in the series.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l June 2020

Hot water instead of toxic substances. Bags that can’t be stolen. Phosphorus that can be “recycled”. “Waste pieces” with a cult character. Beer with “rhythm & beat”. Austrian Patent Office President Mariana Karepova was delighted to announce the truly innovative ideas and solutions nominated for the Austrian “Staatspreis Patent”, a state prize awarded for trendsetting […]

Rise in venture capital-backed tech in response to pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has destabilised global markets. However, the crisis has encouraged swift adaptations in all walks of life and the development of innovative living and working patterns as a result of lockdowns around the world.



Slaughters, Addleshaws and Pinsents win Diageo adviser spots

Drinks giant Diageo has named Addleshaw Goddard, Pinsent Masons and Slaughter and May its formal ‘preferred suppliers’ in the UK following a four-month review. The three firms have won places on the FTSE 100 company’s consolidated panel, its first review since new general counsel Siobhan Moriarty took the reins in mid 2013. Slaughters, Addleshaws and […]

Financial highlights

Want to know the latest legal developments in banking and finance from all over the globe? Head over to our briefings section of the website and get yourself up to speed courtesy of DLA Piper, Arendt & Medernach, Conyers Dill & Pearman, Ogier and Schoenherr DLA Piper: European Acquisition Finance Debt Report 2014 Arendt & Medernach: […]

DLA Piper defends St Jude Medical in guidewire patent infringement case

DLA Piper has secured the dismissal of patent infringement claims against subsidiaries of St Jude Medical, a global medical device manufacturer, by device maker Volcano Corp. On 18 March, Judge Richard G Andrews of the US District Court for the District of Delaware dismissed Volcano’s claims, finding St Jude did not infringe two of Volcano’s patents for […]


Dentons weighs in on Patton Boggs, Squire Sanders tie-up talks

Dentons has made its second US merger play in under a year, entering Washington lobbying firm Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders’ tie-up talks. Just three months after the firm called off discussions with US firm McKenna Long & Aldridge (27 November 2013), a spokesperson confirmed it “has made a serious overture to Patton Boggs leadership” […]


East Africa: Eastern time

East Africa is one of the more developed legal markets in the continent, with a significant amount of work flowing between jurisdictions. Kenya leads the way, with several large and well-established firms which are now embroiled in a war for talent. Mauritius is distinguished by being a popular offshore market. Three offshore firms have a […]

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