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COVID-19 has put many businesses in a difficult financial situation

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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Taylor Wessing senior partner holds post after re-election

The senior partner of Taylor Wessing has secured a second term, continuing on his leadership alongside the firm’s managing partner Shane Gleghorn. Private equity partner Dominic FitzPatrick will stay in his post after a three-year term that started in 2017. Back then, he had replaced real estate partner Adam Marks in the role, who had also […]

Barrister of the week: 3VB’s Farhaz Khan

It is rare to see an arbitration played out in public, but this was the case in a recent decision involving FTSE200 company Aggreko. Last month, the Scottish company – which instructed 3VB’s Farhaz Khan – obtained an injunction against Al-Sadi Trading Group (ATG), over monies owed to Aggreko. The dispute centres around Aggreko’s temporary […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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Linklaters leads for Caffè Nero on CVA

Linklaters is acting for Caffè Nero on the launch of its company voluntary arrangement (CVA). The coffee house chain has become the latest high-profile business casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic and has appointed KPMG as administrators. Linklaters restructuring and insolvency partner Richard Hodgson is leading for Caffè Nero, alongside managing associate Damien Gomez. The chain […]

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