The combination of Brexit and the pandemic has done severe damage to several sectors. For agri-businesses, it’s been more the former than the latter, but recovery is on the horizon, despite these and other challenges.
The pursuit of non-performing loans, especially where fraud is involved, often appears to be a tricky undertaking – to the point that some may decide to avoid it. But with the application of specialist knowledge and expertise, it is much less of a challenge than might be anticipated. Angela Barkhouse, managing director and lead of our Cayman business and a leading expert in cross border asset recovery, considers the key issues.
Fraudsters are taking advantage of the opportunity that has presented itself with decreased faceto-face interactions, remote working, and potential technological weaknesses, to attack individuals and corporations for illicit gain.
Expert Determination should save the parties involved in a dispute a considerable amount of time, stress and fees. It should result in quicker resolution than the standard litigation process. Our experience is there are some common hurdles that can hinder this.
Key takeaways from an event that looked at how businesses can recover, rebuild and revitalise following what has been an extraordinary and challenging year for business leaders.
The latest developments and what international banks can do to mitigate risks and take advantage of the potential opportunities.
While 2020 was a turbulent year, it was also a dynamic year for the global equity markets (ECM).
If an individual dies with connections to both the US and UK, tax and succession law rules will often clash. Ascertaining which rules will take priority can sometimes be complicated.
Insights into the popular structures clients use for holding commercial and residential real estate.
Law no. 83/2021 amending and supplementing Government Ordinance no. 51/1997 on the leasing operations and the leasing companies was published on April 16, 2021 in the Official Gazette no. 401, Part I. Importantly, the provisions of Law no. 83/2021 may only be applied for leasing agreements concluded after its entry into force.
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With the uncertainty of the pandemic retreating we could see a few mid-market mergers.
Kirkland & Ellis has been changing its hiring strategy for corporate partners.
US firms need to retain their partners to maintain sustainable growth.
The balance of power in London has shifted away from the traditional UK firms.
Mishcon’s IPO might be a success but its partners would have been better off doing it earlier.
Law firms have paid back loans they took out last year but it doesn’t mean they are in the clear just yet.
Three London partners are understood to be in the running for Ashurst chair, including two of the firm’s corporate leads. Corporate heads Jason Radford and Karen Davies, as well as finance partner Helen Burton are the trio in the ring to succeed Ben Tidswell as chair. UK head of corporate Davies sits on Ashurst’s board […]
The Commercial Court is planning for the return of in-person trials in line with the easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK. Plans for the future of court hearings were recently discussed during a Commercial Court user group meeting last month, which revealed that most trials are now expected to take place in person. Mrs […]
Monzo’s new general counsel has outlined her plans to re-engineer the challenger bank’s lawyers to equip them for digital disruption. Stephanie Pagni joined Monzo from Barclays in March as its GC and company secretary, filling a void left by the departure of head of legal James Sullivan. Founded six years ago, Monzo was the UK’s […]
Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) and Travers Smith are the latest firms to confirm repayment of Covid loans that were taken out at the height of the pandemic last year. Both firms’ combined debt increases amounted to £81m in 2019/20, with NRF significantly drawing down on its loan facilities during the first wave of the pandemic […]
Bird & Bird is advising a non-profit cryptocurrency group in the battle over Bitcoin, as it demands a judicial declaration that Australian computer scientist Craig Wright is not the digital coin’s creator. Wright proclaims he penned and owns the copyright to a Bitcoin whitepaper published in 2008 under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, which first outlined […]
Debevoise & Plimpton and Sullivan & Cromwell are among the firms advising as US conglomerate AT&T merges its WarnerMedia division with rival TV and streaming giant Discovery. WarnerMedia owns brands such as HBO, Warner Bros, CNN and Cartoon Network, while Discovery specialises in factual shows and distributes the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Quest and Eurosport, […]
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