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Can UK employers claim the furlough grant while employees are on notice? Clarity is required.

Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]




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Hogan Lovells acts for Gaucho in restaurant merger

Hogan Lovells and Shoosmiths are acting in Gaucho’s merger with M Restaurants, six months after the steakhouse’s successful company voluntary arrangement (CVA) and rescue from administration. Hogan Lovells acted for Lomo Bidco, the holding company of the Argentinian style 16-strong Gaucho restaurant group, led by corporate and M&A partner Richard Diffenthal, senior associate Fergus Gallagher and […]

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells’ City office nudges past £300m revenue barrier

Hogan Lovells has made small gains in its London operations, alongside growth globally of 4 per cent, as its long-serving CEO Steve Immelt prepares to hand over the reins of the firm next year. In London the firm’s turnover increased by 2 per cent, in a move that saw the firm break the £300m barrier […]

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Shearman’s sole HK corporate partner exits for Hogan Lovells

Shearman & Sterling’s Hong Kong office has seen another partner exit, as its only corporate lawyer Stephanie Tang jumped ship to Hogan Lovells. Tang has joined Hogan Lovells’ corporate practice as a partner in Hong Kong. She focuses on M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions and has experience in advising Chinese companies and private […]

Freshfields lawyer becomes first GC of HSBC-backed fintech startup

Following a $20m cash injection from HSBC and Goldman Sachs, UK fintech startup Bud has turned to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to fill its newly-created general counsel position. Ryan Taylor, a London-based senior associate in the firm’s corporate practice, has joined the company to spearhead its legal function. Taylor spent over seven years at the magic […]

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