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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.



The harmony between KWMSJB and Universal

If King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s senior partner Stephen Kon should ever have a bad day, he could do worse than give client Universal a bell. The call would likely be music to his ears, if this week’s cover feature is anything to judge by. In it, Universal’s general counsel Richard Constant gives Kon […]

TL Awards

Unveiled: The Lawyer Awards Client Partner of the Year shortlist

The relationship between client and external lawyer is fundamental to the business of law. To that end, last year The Lawyer created the first-ever award for excellence in client service in which private practice lawyers had to be nominated by the clients they serve. The award, which is sponsored by Saunderson House for the second […]


Will Andrew Chamberlain bring Addleshaws’ transactions unit to DWF?

Addleshaws team must be a tempter for DWF Some critical outsiders saw DWF’s acquisitive growth plan as flawed. Yet the proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating. Since 2008/09 the firm has grown revenues from £60m to an expected £200m at the 2013/14 year-end – a whopping 233 per cent uplift.  […]

Sun shines on Freshfields’ pay packets

The sun is out – sort of – and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer associates are making hay. The magic circle trainee troupe will be kicking their heels in joy after their first salary boost in five years. The firm has melted its salary freeze for trainee and merit-based associate pay, also held at the same level […]

Walker Morris teams set to take on Oxfam Trailtrekker Gold Challenge

Two teams from Walker Morris are taking on the Oxfam Trailtrekker Gold Challenge, which takes place in the Yorkshire Dales on 31 May–1 June 2014. The Gold Challenge involves walking 100km (more than 62 miles) in less than 30 hours (non-stop) in a circular route that starts and finishes in Skipton. Two teams of four […]

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