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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.


Aggressive regulators means litigation boom

The total value of the world’s 50 largest litigation practices has just got bigger, exclusive research by The Lawyer has revealed in this year’s Global Litigation Top 50. Last year the total stood at $24.357bn. This year’s list has grown by 7.4 per cent to $26.164bn, the highest level since The Lawyer began tracking global […]

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Thomas Cook GC Craig Stoehr adds chief corporate officer role to responsibilities

Thomas Cook group general counsel Craig Stoehr has been given the additional role of chief corporate officer at the company, effective immediately. Stoehr, who took up his role as the company’s first group general counsel in April 2013, is serving as part of the company’s four-person group executive committee. As chief corporate officer, Stoehr will […]

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Stories of the year: March

March set up some of the defining stories of 2014, with Addleshaw Goddard kicking of its early election, and PwC and DWF declaring top 20 aspirations in their respective markets. PwC Legal chief: we can be a top 20 global legal services business in five years PricewaterhouseCooper’s legal arm (PwC Legal) kicked off the year […]


Freshfields partner Wills appointed financial institutions group co-head

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has named retail sector group head Claire Wills as co-head of its financial institutions group (FIG) to replace banking partner Sean Pierce.  Pierce is standing down after six years at the helm of the group. He was appointed co-head of the FIG group following the departure of Perry Noble in 2008 (13 […]


White & Case wins first-time mandate from HM Treasury to advise on UK tax changes

White & Case has advised HM Treasury on its proposal for new tax legislation, which would help to provide new finance for business and infrastructure projects. The proposal, which was announced as part of the government’s Autumn Statement last Wednesday (3 December), would see interest accrued on private placement investments become exempt from withholding tax.  […]

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