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A Bermuda scheme as an alternative to Chapter 11: Digicel case study

Faced with a US$7 billion level of funded indebtedness, the Digicel group concluded a comprehensive debt restructuring in June 2020 that left its shareholders intact. A key aspect of the restructuring plan was an innovative Bermuda scheme of arrangement that was used as an alternative to Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A case study, written by associate […]

Corporate Digest: Notable deals and transactions – Winter 2020

The deals include significant restructurings, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and finance transactions across a wide range of industry sectors including insurance, banking, investment funds, aviation, shipping, energy, telecoms, property development, healthcare, education and more.

Corporate Digest: Notable Deals and Transactions – Winter 2020

This digest highlights some of the significant legal work carried out by Conyers’ lawyers since the start of 2020 for our corporate clients in markets around the globe. The deals include significant restructurings, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and finance transactions across a wide range of industry sectors including insurance, banking, investment funds, aviation, shipping, energy, […]

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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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After previously offering staff the chance to work remotely up to five days a week until 31 December 2020, Hausfeld has now formally extended its policy until mid-next year. Understood to be the first City firm to increase its timeframe until Easter 2021, the litigation specialist confirmed to The Lawyer that its offer of full-time remote […]

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A&O and Weil Gotshal lead on £630m McCarthy & Stone deal

Allen & Overy has represented retirement home developer McCarthy & Stone on its sale to private equity buyer Lone Star. The magic circle firm’s team was led by corporate partner Richard Browne, with competition partner Alasdair Balfour and employment partner Paul McCarthy also acting. The firm’s lead senior associate was Harriet Stephenson. In the sale […]

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Osborne Clarke pulls off first City lateral of 2020

Osborne Clarke has brought in a new restructuring partner to its London office. The firm has taken on Douglas Hawthorn, who until now was a partner in the banking, restructuring and insolvency practice of Michelmores.  There, he had a leadership position as co-chair of its international committee, as well as an external role as vice-chair of […]

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Cobham hires new legal head from HSBC

The associate general counsel of the M&A group at HSBC is leaving after more than seven years. In-house lawyer Graham Kirk will become group general counsel and company secretary at British aerospace manufacturing company Cobham. At HSBC, Kirk was one of four lawyers who helped the bank’s group strategy and planning function on M&A transactions […]

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