While the range of parties before tribunals has globalised, the typical composition of those tribunals has not. In this article, Shantanu Majumdar QC reflects on the importance of increasing arbitrator diversity and how this can be achieved.
In a judgment handed down on 6th May 2020 in Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration)  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  EWHC 886 (Ch) and Re Debenhams Retail Ltd  EWHC 921 (Ch). Matthew Weaver considers the judgment and its implications in this briefing.
In a judgment handed down on Monday 13th April 2020 in Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration)  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.
This briefing by Kate Rogers gives a short overview of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which was first read in the House of Commons on 20 May 2020 and is intended to proceed to the House of Lords following its final stages in the House of Commons on 3 June 2020.
Simon Bonney examines the evolution and revolution of the industry.
In this case, the Supreme Court accepted Bresco Electrical Services Limited’s appeal, and held that Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) are permitted to refer claims on behalf of insolvent companies to adjudication in circumstances where there are cross-claims between the parties.
Covid-19 restrictions on the leisure, food & drink sector were relaxed in England on the 4 July, with other nations in the UK on differing timetables, and businesses are turning to app-based solutions to aida transition back to some form of normality. This briefing covers considerations for procuring and deploying mobile apps to manage Covid-19 restrictions.
As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Susana Almeida Brandão (Managing Associate) and Vanusa Gomes (Managing Associate of ASP Advogados – VdA Legal Partners member in Angola) write a chapter for ICLG Mergers & Acquisitons 2020, an international guide that compares legislation from around the world. The lawyers write the Angola chapter where they explain and develop the country’s mergers and acquisitions […]
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Dentons is to shut its Aberdeen and Watford offices, with its employees and partners set to work from home permanently from now on. The firm will vacate the two premises, with all partners and employees (consisting of 66 people all together) set to permanently work from home. The Aberdeen and Watford employees will remain at […]
The DWF news keeps on coming Plenty of news from DWF, as reverberations from the departure of long-time CEO Andrew Leaitherland continue. The most awkward bit of coverage was an attempt at PR that backfired – the firm trumpeted its scheme to help qualifying trainees, only to get backlash from sources who had rather different […]
Dentons has postponed the opening of its Dublin office due to Covid-19, having announced the launch at the start of this year. The firm’s new office, which was announced in January, was due to be fully operational in Q2. However, this has now been postponed to September 2020. For its Dublin base, Dentons recruited three […]
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Fieldfisher is gradually increasing the attendance capacity of its London office as part of a new pilot, having opted to keep the office open throughout the pandemic period. The firm has started a project to bring back a larger number of lawyers and professional staff into its headquarters near Bank station. In the past few […]
Firms including Osborne Clarke and Bird & Bird have brought back a group of furloughed fee-earners and business services staff. At Osborne Clarke, 6 out of the 28 fee-earners on the UK Government scheme are now out of the programme, while 22 non fee-earners are also back out of a total of 88. In April, […]