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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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Harper Macleod expands Highlands and Islands reach with Shetland bolt-on

Scotland’s Harper Macleod has continued to bolster its practice by taking over a firm in Shetland a week after hiring five partners from failed firm McClure Naismith. The Glasgow-headquartered firm, which is an adviser to Shetland Islands Council and does work in the Highlands and Islands from its base in Inverness and representative office in Thurso, has […]


WFW moves to put a brake on rising lockup

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has laid out plans to cut the firm’s drastically rising lockup figure by 10 per cent.  The firm, which recently saw revenue climb 7 per cent to £125m, previously said it would look to improve financial management in 2013/14. However, it still exceeded its lockup target of 120 days in the […]

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HSF capital markets duo exit for Gibson Dunn

Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) global head of capital markets Steve Thierbach is joining Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in London, along with fellow partner Chris Haynes.  US-qualified Thierbach has been at HSF since 2010 and was also a partner at Linklaters for 15 years, where he co-led the capital markets practice and served as head of […]

Conyers advises EBRD on $100m financing of ore-processing plant in Kazakhstan

Conyers Dill & Pearmn acted as BVI counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on its provision of loan facilities of $100m to AltaiPolimetally and Terekty Ken Baity, two companies involved in the Koktaszhal copper and gold deposit in the remote region of Karaganda. The proceeds of the loan will finance the […]

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Network Rail corporate GC Jobling to exit

Network Rail corporate legal chief Natalie Jobling is leaving the company after nine years. Jobling’s exit comes just one year after she helped guide it back to public ownership. She was a key player in negotiations with the government over the nationalisation of the company, helping decide policies on corporate governance and financial management. Her role […]

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