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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.



Travers Smith appoints Kirkland partner Biggs in first lateral hire since 2011

Travers Smith has hired Kirkland & Ellis financial services partner Stephanie Biggs – the firm’s first lateral partner hire in nearly four years. Sitting within Kirkland’s private equity team, Biggs specialises in particular in asset management regulation. She was a partner at Kirkland since 2009, having previously worked at legacy SJ Berwin and Macfarlanes.  At […]

Secondary school students visit Eversheds Saladžius’s office

Eversheds Saladžius, in co-operation with Vilnius LIONS club, recently invited students from Vilnius ‘Versme’ School to visit the law firm’s office. The essence of the initiative was to introduce students from the secondary school to Eversheds Saladžius and its activities. Eversheds Saladžius lawyers shared information and thoughts about the law profession, the law firm’s traditions, values, […]

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Baker & McKenzie in Latin America: Why Europe is dominating M&A referrals

Baker & McKenzie has seen its M&A activity from Europe surpass the US for the second year in a row while the Pacific Alliance is making the firm rethink its strategy in the region. The first half of 2014 saw Bakers’ inbound activity in Latin America dominated by European work with 42 per cent coming […]


Littleton snares 3VB’s Cooklin as director of clerking

Littleton Chambers has hired 3 Verulam Buildings’ (3VB) senior practice manager Paul Cooklin as director of clerking. Cooklin will join Littleton in the New Year. He will become the most senior member of the set’s clerking team, working alongside commercial director Nigel McEwen who has an outward-facing role at the chambers. McEwen joined Littleton in […]

EDF Energy overhauls in-house career progression to mirror private practice

In-house career progression is a well-known bugbear for lawyers, which is why, as we reveal today, EDF Energy has overhauled its career development structure. The energy giant has responded to calls from its lawyers for a more transparent system mirroring the private practice model, coming up with a new assessment structure for its in-house team […]

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