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Coronavirus: Credit lines for businesses (Portugal)

The credit lines announced by the Government to cope with the impacts of the pandemic Covid-19 are already fully operational. This briefing is to set out in a single document the principal terms and conditions of each of the lines available to support businesses.

Guernsey cash box structures

The unprecedented effects of coronavirus, and the consequential widespread travel restrictions and ‘stay-at-home’ measures, are causing severe pressures on the cash flow of many trading companies. This is causing listed companies to consider alternative ways of raising capital on an urgent basis, resulting in a resurgence in the popularity of cash box structures. This note sets out a summary of cash box transactions and the benefits of using a Guernsey cash box company.

Podcast: 3 key considerations for homeworking

By Charlotte Smith There’s lots of talk at the moment about the potential return to the office, what that will look like and how it will be implemented. But businesses should also consider what they’ve learned from this huge homeworking experiment. Charlotte Smith, Senior Associate in the Employment Team at Walker Morris offers three key […]

Covid-19: Overview on moratoria

Readers should be aware that EBA issued guidelines designed to clarify (among others) when a moratorium measure (private or public) does not automatically trigger the re-classification of exposures as forborne. Criteria include (i) moratorium was passed in response of the COVID19 pandemic, (ii) measure is broadly applied by institutions in that jurisdiction, (iii) measure is […]



Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins split to form new alliances

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins & Norcous have both split up, with the two reforming to establish new alliances spanning the region. LAWIN’s Latvian and Lithuanian offices have joined forces with Raidla’s Estonian office to form Ellex, while Raidla’s Latvian and Lithuanian offices, together with Lawin Estonia, are teaming up to set up Cobalt. […]

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The Lawyer Business Leadership awards judging panel unveiled

The Lawyer’s first ever judging panel for the Business Leadership awards consisting exclusively of senior in-house lawyers has been unveiled today. This September the Business Leadership awards will celebrate innovation in legal services delivery and all round operational excellence. And this year, assisting the editorial team with their assessment of this will be our first-ever […]


Obelisk on the hunt for new board members after non-exec departures

Legal services provider Obelisk’s board has shrunk from four to one after the departure of three high-profile non-executive directors. Non-executive directors Stephen Mayson, former Linklaters partner Nick Eastwell and chairwoman Helen Mahy, formerly general counsel of National Grid, left Obelisk after filling their roles for around two years. Replacement board members have yet to be […]

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Fieldfisher mourns former litigation head Peter Stewart

Fieldfisher has announced that its former litigation head, partner Peter Stewart, has died of a heart attack.  Stewart joined Fieldfisher in February 1980 and was head of the firm’s London dispute resolution team for 10 years from 1985. In a statement, Fieldfisher said “Peter was [also] one the leading and most respected lawyers in the […]

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Shell global legal director warns firms: work with us on pricing

Royal Dutch Shell global legal director Donny Ching has put fee arrangements at the forefront of his next panel review, scheduled for April 2016. Over the last few years Shell has managed a robust approach to pricing, with the adoption of what it terms ‘appropriate fee arrangements’ (AFAs). The in-house team has made heavy use […]

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