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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.


Double top

Across many alternative asset classes, high-profile managers, such as Altis Partners, EQT, Nordic Capital and Terra Firma, have chosen to set up shop in the Channel Islands. It has been well-documented that alternative asset managers face an increasingly hostile environment within the UK. As the threat of a double-dip UK recession looms and the effect […]


Links’ former Asia chief joins Fontenergy as GC

Linklaters partner and former Asia managing partner Andrew Roberts has left the firm to join energy company Fontenergy as in-house counsel. Roberts, who joined the magic circle firm in 1986, helped spearhead the firm’s growth in the Middle East and was regional managing partner for Asia between 2000-03. He was succeeded in this role by […]

Andrew Leaitherland

Half-year turnover up 12 per cent at DWF

DWF has recorded a 12 per cent increase in fee income for the first six months of the 2010-11 financial year. The firm brought in £36m during this period, up from around £32m for the comparable period last year (23 November 2009). The largest growth was in corporate and commercial, which increased by 48 per […]

Tim Eyles

Taylor Wessing: partner hiring spree will not hinder internal promotions

Taylor Wessing’s recent capture of a high-profile trio of partners from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) is the latest sign that the firm has pushed lateral recruitment at the highest level to the top of its agenda. Commercial disputes pair Julian Randall and Andrew Howell, along with financial services partner Tim Strong, take the number […]

Magna party starter

Some things just take a long time. Like the phoney war before the Ashes. Or the countdown to London 2012. Or the SJ Berwin/Proskauer Rose (non) merger – will that one ever end? But even SJB’s protracted gabbing has been knocked into a cocked baronial chapeau by today’s events down at Runnymede. These are the […]

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