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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.



Hottest of the hot

The Lawyer today unveils its Hot 100 list for 2013 naming the high-flyers who will help shape the legal profession this year. Among the list of legal luminaries are practitioners whose high-profile cases make them obvious choices – like Baker & McKenzie partner Tom Cassels, who is advising the BBC Trust on the Jimmy Savile […]


Hot 100: Nusrat Zar, Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) partner Nusrat Zar (scroll down for video interview) was behind the scenes of not one but two of the UK’s biggest stories of 2012. First, the solicitor-advocate, who specialises in public and administrative law, was picked to help institutional Herbert Smith client BSkyB prepare to face the Leveson Inquiry – the […]


FSCS adds former A&O and Aegon lawyers to board

Former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Charles McKenna and former Aegon UK general counsel Marian Glen have been unveiled as new non-executive directors on the board of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). McKenna, a corporate partner at A&O for 22 years, and Glen, legal head of insurer Aegon’s UK arm from 2009 to 2011, […]

Tech Media

Fenwick and O’Melveny join local firm as Cisco buys Israeli software group

US firms Fenwick & West and O’Melveny & Myers and Israel’s Herzog Fox & Neeman have landed roles as Cisco acquires Israeli software maker Intucell for an estimated $475m (£300m). The deal boosts the networking giant’s mobile data traffic capabilities, marking the company’s second acquisition of an Israeli company over the past 12 months. Cisco […]

CMS, Morgan Lewis lead as Shell signs $10bn shale gas deal with Ukraine

CMS Cameron McKenna, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and local firm Asters have been retained as legal advisers on the Ukrainian side of several aspects of a 50-year production sharing agreement (PSA) deal between Royal Dutch Shell and the Ukrainian government to develop the country’s untapped shale gas resources in a bid to put an end […]

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