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An asset tracer’s alphabet

In this short piece, the first in a series of articles shining light on the topic, Schillings’ specialist investigator picks some of the key, basic definitions that an asset tracer should be all too familiar with.

Keeping track of positive covenants

If they can be enforced, positive covenants can be troublesome for buyers and developers alike. But due care can bring any obligations to light during a transaction and help manage them.


Hong Kong

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 […]

Allen & Overy

A&O lawyers in line for pay boost – as other reviews remain on hold

Lawyers at Allen & Overy (A&O) are set to enjoy a belated increase in salaries after an initial freeze during the first quarter of the financial year, although this uplift will not apply to non-fee-earners. This was confirmed by the magic circle firm as part of a move to increase its lawyers’ salaries in line […]

Lawyers Against Loneliness

Law Against Loneliness: 17 November

The Lawyer Shopping Channel Penningtons Manches Cooper trainee Georgina Wade suggests Biscuiteers: “This is a London-based biscuit company founded in 2007, and their biscuits are amazing. They send letterbox biscuits, and also do gluten free, vegan, and dog biscuits! One for all the uninvited family members at Christmas…” Previously: Vinegar Hill | Gander Market | Rennet & Rind […]

Hong Kong

Milbank targets PE growth in Asia with three magic circle hires

US firm Milbank has hired three heavyweight partners from the magic circle in Hong Kong, in a significant boost to its private equity capabilities. Milbank has taken on Clifford Chance’s Asia Pacific private equity co-heads Andrew Whan and Neeraj Budwani, and at the same time brought in Linklaters’ global banking head Davide Mencacci in Hong […]


North Africa: A gateway to growth

Despite the region’s reputation for political and economic upheaval, the likes of Morocco, Egypt and Algeria have encouraged global law firms to collaborate with local experts in their pursuit of fresh business opportunities

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