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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.


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Top 10 stories: 5-11 December 2014

Litigation was the focus of the top stories this week following the publication of our annual Global Litigation Top 50 report, which revealed that DLA Piper is the world’s largest contentious practice. The annual ranking was dominated again by US firms, with only eight UK-headquartered practices featuring on the list. DLA’s litigation revenue of $1.128bn, […]


Stories of the year: what happened next?

Nothing stands still in the legal sector. But a look back at some of our top stories, month by month, shows the trends of the year. Consolidation, something which has already been around for a number of years, has continued; in-housers are becoming increasingly powerful and increasingly demanding of their external advisers; and firms are […]

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Baker & McKenzie launches client-focused ‘investigations academy’

Baker & McKenzie has launched an ‘investigations academy’ aimed at educating its lawyers across all its network on a range of matters relating to regulatory investigations. The firm has also taken the syllabus and rolled it out to clients to train their in-house teams on the booming area of investigations. Bakers’ investigations academy, which was […]

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Stories of the year: May reveals awards shortlist

The Lawyer Awards shortlist was the biggest story in May, with the Premier League email scandal involving DLA Piper partner Nick West also garnering much interest. Is it you? The Lawyer Awards shortlist unveiled As always, the most popular story in May was the unveiling of The Lawyer Awards shortlist. A host of firms, barristers’ […]

DLA Piper advises real estate company Octagon on refinancing of residential portfolio

DLA Piper has advised real estate company Octagon Residential S.à.r.l. on the refinancing of a German residential portfolio. Octagon was refinanced by a comprehensively secured senior loan by Deutsche Pfandbriefbank in the amount of 36 million Euro and a subordinated secured mezzanine tranche. The residential portfolio is located on seven sites in West Germany, including […]

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