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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.


Narrative reporting and the Companies Act — what’s new?

Significant narrative reporting requirements have been introduced in the draft of the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013, published by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. They come into force on 1 October 2013 but will catch companies with 30 September financial year ends… If you are registered and logged […]


Opinion: Reform is good, but take it easy

Judges seem to be taking the Jackson reforms seriously and getting tough on the causes of inefficiency For the civil justice reforms to achieve their aim of producing a more streamlined, fair and cost-effective system it goes without saying that the judiciary must be on board.  It is fine having new rules that emphasise the […]


Addleshaws to cut costs with process-mapping initiative

Addleshaw Goddard is rolling out a new legal process-mapping initiative across more than 40 of its primary transactions in an attempt to provide cheaper and more efficient services to clients. The new service delivery method, which the firm claims is an industry first, is being led by partner Andrew Chamberlain. Addleshaws’ former employment group head […]

Turkish government proposes new tax amnesty

On 24 April the Turkish government submitted a bill to the Grand National Assembly (parliament), proposing a tax amnesty that would allow taxpayers to declare offshore assets and pay a two per cent tax. Turkey’s normal individual tax rates range from 15 per cent to 35 per cent. The government hopes to tap into an estimated […]

Mapping the future

It is all about the ’A’s in this week’s edition of The Lawyer Management. Addleshaw Goddard looks to have planned a route for itself to the head of the disaggregation leader board by process mapping 46 aspects of its business, a project that kicked off a spate of indignant comments on, notably “What a […]

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