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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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Two more partners exit Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong

Stephenson Harwood’s Hong Kong office has seen two more corporate partners leaving, including former Greater China managing partner Voon Keat Lai. Lai will join newly established Hong Kong firm MB Kemp with fellow corporate partner Ivy Wong, who was made up at Stephenson Harwood in 2018. The two partners will rejoin former Stephenson Harwood colleagues […]

Roundtable: The impact of Covid-19 on in-house legal teams

Senior in-house lawyers logged into Microsoft Teams on 1 October to discuss the implications of coronavirus on legal teams. Tuning in from different parts of the world – including The Hague, Brazil and Finland – the discussion centred around the effects the pandemic is having on in-house legal teams and how companies will deal with […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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