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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.



Recorder removed for “bringing judiciary into disrepute”

A recorder and criminal silk has been removed from judicial office for practising without a certificate. Peter Joyce QC, a member of Nottingham set 1 High Pavement, was found guilty of professional misconduct by a Inns of Court disciplinary tribunal. He failed to inform the Lord Chief Justice that he had practised as a barrister […]


Luxembourg’s Wildgen adds managing partner role

Luxembourg firm Wildgen has elected litigation head Pierre Metzler as its first managing partner. Metzler was elected to the role with the mandate to drive the firm’s growth and lead its future strategic direction. The seven Wildgen partners have up to now made strategic decisions as a group. Metzler said the business was now growing […]

The Geffen game

We all know the platinum rule of merger votes: if you’re not going to get the answer you want, don’t put it to the partners. Just ask Herbert Smith, which got snubbed when its European allies Gleiss Lutz and Stibbe ran a poll on whether to pursue a three-way merger. Enter Ashurst, which has already […]


Asia partner shortage

Firms plug the talent gap in Asia with junior partnerships As more firms expand their Asia offerings, good partners are getting harder to come by. As a result, senior lawyers at the counsel level are becoming an increasingly attractive candidate pool for new entrants to tap into. Firms looking to expand into new jurisdictions or […]

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