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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.



Funds giant BlackRock scoops up former Barclays EMEA investment GC Handling

Barclays’ former general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) investment has joined alternative fund management company BlackRock. Erica Handling started at BlackRock’s London office earlier in the month, as EMEA general counsel. She replaces James DesMarais, who retired from the company at the end of December 2014. DesMarais spent 10 years at […]

Osborne Clarke’s Berg: “It’s all about continuity”

At the beginning of this year, Osborne Clarke welcomed in a new UK managing partner after Simon Beswick stepped down after a 12-year run. Now entering his sixth month in the role, Ray Berg explains how he intends to continue Beswick’s legacy. “One of my main aims in my first year is for a smooth […]


Cartwright King moves North West through Garstangs merger

Cartwright King has announced it has merged with Garstangs Burrows Bussin as the firm looks to gain a presence in the North West. The merger sees Cartwright King gain offices in Manchester and Bolton, areas previously untouched by the firm. The deal boosts the firm’s criminal law practice with a particular focus on high value […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman named Best Overall Offshore Law Firm

Conyers Dill & Pearman has been named Best Overall Offshore Law Firm by the China Business Law Journal for the firm’s continued excellence in the Asian legal market. In addition, David Lamb, partner and co-chairman of the firm, and Bernadette Chen, partner, both of the Hong Kong office, were recommended for their expertise. China Business […]

The Lawyer US: Quinn Emanuel launches in Shanghai with Kirkland white collar hire

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is set to launch an office in Shanghai through the hire of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia government enforcement and investigations head Samuel Williamson. This will be Quinn Emanuel’s third office on the ground in Asia, joining its presence in Tokyo and Hong Kong. [continued] PS. Don’t forget that The Lawyer Top 30 International firms […]

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