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Covid-19 Ireland: Support extended credit guarantee scheme and new pandemic fund

On 2 May 2020 the Irish Government agreed a suite of important measures to further support affected small, medium and larger businesses. These include a €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to support bank lending to small and medium sized enterprises and a new €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund to support medium and large enterprises.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Debenhams

In a judgment handed down on 6th May 2020 in Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration) [2020] EWCA Civ 600, the Court of Appeal provided confirmation on the implications for office holders and insolvent estates of using the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations, following the previous first instance decisions on the issue in Re Carluccio’s Ltd [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) and Re Debenhams Retail Ltd [2020] EWHC 921 (Ch). Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Use of Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme by companies in administration: Carluccio’s

In a judgment handed down on Monday 13th April 2020 in Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch), Snowden J considered the application of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in administrations both as a matter of principle and in respect of the logistics and practicalities involved for office holders. Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.

Green is good – a Channel Islands perspective

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group, explores how the Channel Islands are utilising experience and expertise to make a significant impact in global green and sustainable finance initiatives.


Limited liability partnerships and disguised remuneration

By Niall Murphy Shoosmiths commented in a previous article, issued on 2 December 2012, about HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC’s) proposals to tighten up the rules allowing members of a limited liability partnership (LLP) to be treated as self employed. Draft legislation and guidance from HMRC was issued on 10 December following on from the […]

Fraud Prevention and Detection: ‘Breaking the Fraud Triangle’

ZyLAB, leading provider of eDiscovery and Information Risk Management solutions, today publishes a new whitepaper on fraud prevention and detection. The whitepaper ‘Breaking the Fraud Triangle’ provides legal and information risk management professionals with best-practices and recommendations for Fraud Triangle Analytics (FTA) to support their internal investigations on Big Data collections in order to prevent […]

The new Italian Transport Authority becomes operative

On 15 January 2014, the new established Italian Transport Authority (ITA) — Autorità di Regolazione dei Trasporti — became operative. The main task of the ITA is promoting and protecting competition in the transport sectors. The president of the ITA, Mr Andrea Camanzi, has already announced that the ITA will start two investigations on the […]


KWM loses former Mallesons London head to Seyfarth Shaw

Legacy Mallesons Stephen Jacques’ sole London partner Robert Hanley has left King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s (KWMSJB) London office, two months after the two firms formally merged. Hanley joined Seyfarth Shaw’s London office last week as a partner in the firm’s international department. He has more than 25 years in corporate and M&A practice, […]

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