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European public procurement: Commentary on Directive 2014/24/EU

The detailed commentary on European public procurement provides an authoritative interpretation of each provision in the main EU Directive on public procurement – Directive 2014/24/EU. It also highlights the application problems and interpretative issues being raised in EU Member States, which in due time will make their way up to the CJEU or even require further legislative interventions.

There is no normal: rapid change requires resilience

Phil Muller, director of legal services at Williams Lea, explains why law firms need to make better use of data, technology and distributed working to future-proof their business models.

Offshore Litigation: Rule in Gibbs applied – Recognition of Singapore moratoria denied in Scotland

In the recent Scottish case of Chang Chin Fen v Cosco Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Ltd, the Outer House of the Court of Session refused petitions brought by debtor companies under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations, 2006 to, amongst other things, recognise moratoria obtained in the Singapore High Court on the basis that to do so would prejudice the rights of a creditor to claim under its English-law governed debt, which stood outside the proposed Singapore schemes.

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Travers Smith partners take cut in drawings

Travers Smith has cut monthly partner drawings and deferred partner distributions to protect the financial stability of the firm. Travers announced the firm-wide programme of measures today. Senior partners will have their drawings cut by approximately 25 per cent, implemented with immediate effect. Partners will also have their distributions deferred until the “longer-term trading position […]

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Dentons asks employees to work four-day week for six months

Dentons UK and Middle East LLP is asking all of its employees to work a four-day week for six months, with partner drawings reduced by 20 per cent for the same period. The firm has made the announcement as part of its wider package of Covid-19 measures, aimed at combating the financial impacts of the […]

Shoosmiths and Mayer Brown on call for Cath Kidston sale

Mayer Brown and Shoosmiths are acting on the management buyout of Cath Kidston, as the British retailer’s UK bricks and mortar stores prepare to permanently shut down. The modern vintage retailer went into administration earlier this week (20 April), with its owner, Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) securing a pre-pack administration deal. Shoosmiths, led by […]

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