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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.


​DLA Piper advises Lloyds Development Capital on MBO of Angus Fire

DLA Piper has advised Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) on the circa £62m management buyout (MBO) of Angus Fire, which was acquired from United Technology Corporation (UTC), a Fortune 500 US listed business. The deal sees LDC take a significant equity stake in the business, which has been formed via the acquisition of four international trading […]


PEP down 11 per cent to £765,000 at Sacker & Partners

Average profit per equity partner has fallen by 11 per cent at Sacker & Partners from £860,000 to £765,000 Sackers, which reports its figures on a calendar-year basis, saw its turnover in 2012 increase slightly by 1.3 per cent to £24.3m from £24m in 2011, while net profit saw a 4 per cent rise from £12m […]

Shale gas: do we need evolution or a revolution?

If the government believes that the environmental impacts of extracting shale gas can be managed, now is the time to step up its efforts to ensure shale can make a real difference to the UK’s energy mix. It is difficult to remember a time when political tensions over economic growth and environmental protection were in […]

DAC Beachcroft boosts London office with partner duo

DAC Beachcroft has strengthened its corporate insurance and health real estate teams with two partner hires in London. Adrian Williams, EMEA general counsel at Zurich-based reinsurer Swiss Re, and Hempsons partner Nathan East both took up their new positions at DAC Beachcroft this week. Williams is a specialist in corporate insurance law and prudential regulation. […]

Insurance and Reinsurance Newsletter — July 2013: Italy

DLA Piper has released the July 2013 edition of its Insurance and Reinsurance Newsletter: Italy. It covers: methods for notifying the tax register of data concerning contracts and insurance premiums; illegal data exchange among insurance companies and the damage it causes; personal minor injuries and more… If you are registered and logged in to the […]

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