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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.


Covington, Wachtell and Weil win top roles on Verizon’s $4.4bn acquisition of AOL

Weil Gotshal & Manges and Covington & Burling have advised Verizon Communications in its $4.4bn acquisition of AOL, with Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz advising the target. Weil Gotshal & Manges’ all-American team worked with Verizon Communications, while Covington & Burling advised the service provider on antitrust clearance issues. On the other side, Wachtell led […]

Parole Board decision quashed as No5 lawyer succeeds

Philip Rule of No5 Chambers has succeeded in a judicial review to quash decision of the Parole Board in R (Davies) v Parole Board. The Administrative Court (Mr Justice Collins) has allowed the claim brought on behalf of an indeterminate sentence for public protection prisoner against the decision of the Parole Board declining to recommend his […]

Big survival equipment takeover sees Conyers Dill & Pearman advising

Conyers Dill & Pearman of Cayman acted for Onex Corporation, a leading provider of marine, defence and aerospace survival equipment, through the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Survitec Group (Cayman Islands) Ltd, holding company of the Survitec Group. As well as advising Onex on the corporate and M&A aspects of the acquisition, Conyers […]

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Top 10 stories: 15-21 May

International firms in London, the magic circle and big litigation were the key themes in last week’s top 10 stories on The ongoing saga of former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray and his fight to clear his name after being found to have dishonestly misled the High Court developed further last week, […]

Horsemeat scandal fallout case: No5 Chambers lawyer instructed

Simon Worlock was instructed on behalf of Colin Patterson in R v Colin Patterson & Dafydd Raw-Rees. This unusual case was concluded on the 18th May 2015 when the trial cracked after a basis of plea was accepted. It started life amidst huge public reaction following the Tesco Horsemeat scandal of 2012. As a result steps […]

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