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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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Cleary steers Google away from £3bn EU fine

Google’s long-standing competition adviser Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has helped the search giant avoid a fine of up to £3bn from the EU’s Competition Commission. The European Commission yesterday announced an agreement with Google in order to close a three-year anti-trust probe into the business. The EU investigation was centred on whether Google had […]

European Commission to investigate possible state aid for Hinkley point nuclear project

The European Commission has announced that it intends to open a detailed investigation into possible state aid for the Hinkley point nuclear new-build project. It stated in its announcement that it doubts the project suffers from a genuine market failure. It is also quite negative regarding the project’s prospects of being found to constitute ‘services […]

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Slater & Gordon’s UK half-year revenue up 78.6 per cent to £35m

Slater & Gordon’s numerous acquisitions are expected to more than double the firm’s UK revenue in 2014, according to the firm’s half-year results presentation to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Its UK practice raked in £35m (A$61.4m) in the first half of its 2013/14 financial year, which ran from 1 July 2013 to 31 December […]

EU audit reform — all change

The topic of audit rotation and reform has been debated for the past decade and on 17 December 2013 the European Parliament voted to accept the European Commission’s revised proposals for audit reform. This ended a long-standing impasse between the EU Council, the EU Parliament and the European Commission that had blocked reform since the […]

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