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Switzerland – restructuring and insolvency activity

The Swiss federal government’s Expert Group expects Switzerland’s GDP to fall by 1.5 per cent in 2020, down from previous expectations in December 2019 that predicted a rise of 1.3 per cent, mainly because of covid-19.

Romania – Consumer protection updates in the audio-visual media field

In November 2018, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union enacted the Directive (EU) 2018/1808 amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination on certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administration in Member States concerning the provision of audio-visual media services in view of changing market realities (the “Audio-Visual Media Services Directive”).


David Boyd joins Eversheds’ contract lawyer business

David Boyd, previously London head of banking at Eversheds, has joined Eversheds Agile, the firm’s contract lawyer business. Eversheds Agile has doubled in revenue terms year on year since inception, with 50 lawyers out on contract with clients each month. Boyd’s arrival is intended to ensure that this rapid growth continues. As part of his […]

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Tesco legal team joins image charm offensive

Supermarket’s lawyers man the tills to rebuild company’s reputation after blunder Tesco’s in-house lawyers have been told to stock shelves and serve customers as part of the company’s Feet on the Floor scheme, which will involve 4,000 employees. CEO Dave Lewis has decided to ramp up the company’s hands-on approach after the company revealed a […]


Edwards Wildman exodus continues as IP partner Goodger quits for Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke has hired IP partner Ben Goodger, who becomes the latest partner to exit Edwards Wildman Palmer’s London office. Goodger has been at Edwards Wildman for four years, after joining from Rouse & Co where he spent a stint heading up its China practice.  He started at Edwards Wildman in early 2011 as part […]

DLA Piper advises Abengoa Greenfield on placement of inaugural green bonds

DLA Piper has advised Abengoa Greenfield, a subsidiary of Abengoa, on the private placement of its inaugural green bonds that were issued on 30 September 2014. The deal comprised euro- and dollar-denominated five-year tranches of €265m (£208m) and $300m (£187m) respectively. The green bond and related guarantees were offered to eligible traditional high-yield investors as […]

Walker Morris advises Westhouse Securities on cloudBuy share placing

Specialist corporate lawyers at Walker Morris have advised Westhouse Securities on the share placing by cloudBuy to raise £4.3m. Following a secondary fundraising in September 2013, on which Walker Morris also acted for Westhouse Securities, this further fundraising was announced on 2 October 2014. Westhouse Securities acted on the fundraising by the company by placing […]

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