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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.


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 […]

No5 and White & Case sponsor UK Jessup Moot Competition 2014

No5 Chambers has announced that it is the joint sponsor, with White & Case, of the UK Jessup Moot Competition 2014, which is set to take place at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in London from 27 February to 2 March. This will be the third consecutive year that No5 and White & Case […]

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Bakers, Dentons swoop on Heenan Blaikie teams after DLA talks fail

Baker & McKenzie and Dentons have between them taken on 36 lawyers from collapsed Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie, days after DLA Piper pulled out of a deal to acquire a 70-strong team. Speculation that Dentons was taking on the teams that DLA Piper was previously in discussions with (7 February 2014) escalated on Monday, when […]

High Court holds that 20th Century Fox’s Glee infringes Comic Enterprises’ trademark for a logo including the words ‘the Glee Club’

Comic Enterprises established its first live entertainment venue in Birmingham in 1994 and now operates venues in Cardiff, Oxford and Nottingham. The venues are primarily used for stand-up comedy and live music. In 1999, it registered UK trademark 2200698 in relation to a number of services, including entertainment services, comedy services, the provision of live […]

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