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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.

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Former Dewey partners team up to take on Barclays

A new month, a new chapter in Barclays’ mammoth battle against former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners. Three partners represented by Candey and Signature Litigation have today agreed to join their cases against Barclays over loans they say they were misled into taking out. If the order is given the rubber stamp by Mr Justice Popplewell, […]

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BLM boss: insurance is transforming and this firm is going global

BLM’s senior partner Mike Brown is intent on leading his insurance-focused firm into the big league. Insurance-focused Berrymans Lace Mawer has been flying quietly and steadily under the radar for years. But its merger with Scotland’s HBM Sayers last week (1 May 2014) and subsequent rebrand to BLM is part of a quiet, but nonetheless […]

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Wikborg Rein applies for second China licence in Beijing

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein will soon expand its China presence to Beijing on the back of increasing revenues from the jurisdiction. The firm is in the process of applying for a licence to open an office in the Chinese capital, its second base in the country. The firm has been in China since 2002 when […]

Training abroad

Pinsent Masons’ move to set up a training contract focused on the Middle East underlines the commitment that firms have to make to grow their own talent, rather than relying on laterals. Hogan Lovells did the same in Moscow and Davis Polk in Hong Kong: who’s next? Pinsents launches joint UK and Middle East training […]

Conyers advises Agile Property Holdings on restructuring and aircraft re-registration

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided legal advice to Agile Property Holdings in connection with the restructuring of its financing and security arrangements and the re-registration of its Gulfstream 550 aircraft from USN registration to China C registration. Paul Lim of Conyers’ Hong Kong office advised on the matter, working alongside Clyde & Co, Stephenson […]

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