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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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“Largest ever” SDT fines upheld at High Court

The High Court has upheld a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) decision to fine a West End firm for misconduct after letting Portsmouth Football Club use its bank account while under winding up proceedings. Mayfair firm Fuglers and its two managing partners were hit with the largest-ever fines imposed by the SDT, for enabling the club […]

China’s first changeovers

What goes up must come down, or at least get a lot more complicated. While Chinese firms have enjoyed phenomenal growth in recent years – there are now 20,000 of them across PRC – the issue of succession is far from simple. As founding partners approach retirement, leadership changeover is a pressing issue. There are […]

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​Israel: Break up shake-up

Legislation intended to loosen the stranglehold of a few conglomerates on the economy is set to trigger a surge in sell-offs and overseas interest Israel’s economy has often been described as monopolistic but until now nothing has been done to tackle the problem. In December 2013 the Knesset (Israeli parliament) passed a law intended to […]

TUPE reform: what you need to know

The long-trailed changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) Regulations came into force on 31 January 2014, together with updated TUPE guidance. What impact will these changes have on business sales and outsourcing scenarios? While the reforms are far less radical than originally proposed, they do give employers some more flexibility and […]

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