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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.


BT snatches 90th-minute victory

Professional sport – especially football – can more often be frustratingly mundane than great, as anyone who has spent time at an English ground will grudgingly relate. But regardless of how exciting the competition itself is, the legal deal to bring Champions League games to BT Sport is nothing short of remarkable for its audacity.  […]

Chinese investment picking up speed

UK prime minister David Cameron’s current visit to China could potentially see China investing in the hotly-debated $50bn High Speed 2 rail line project, and Chinese investment into the UK picking up speed in general. But even before Cameron’s trip, Chinese money has been pouring into Great Britain and has been keeping City firms’ corporate […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 8th December 2013

It was only a 45-second outburst – and what was really said may never be established conclusively. But when a former government chief whip robustly expressed his views about cycling and closed gates to Downing Street coppers, he set in train events that led to a recent landmark decision in the Court of Appeal that […]

Newcastle International Airport

Eversheds awarded full costs for Newcastle International Airport claims

Newcastle International Airport (NIA) has been ordered to pay all the costs associated with the negligence claim it brought against Eversheds, which ended last week after a six-year battle. NIA is thought to have incurred costs in the region of £2.5m after launching the largely unsuccessful claim, worth an estimated £5m, against Eversheds. Last week […]

Penn State fifth interim report

This is the fifth quarterly report of the independent athletics integrity monitor (Monitor) pursuant to section III of the Consent Decree between the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State or the University), and article IV of the Athletics Integrity Agreement (AIA) among the NCAA, Penn State, and the Big […]

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