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Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

What price do you put on the environment?

The pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.

SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.

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The general counsel of Deutsche Bank has decided to step down from his role, six years after leaving the magic circle for a job in-house. Florian Drinhausen will leave the company at the end of May “by mutual agreement”. The former Linklaters partner has been Deutsche Bank’s head of legal since 2018, while he was […]

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Bakers’ management failed to report Senior investigation, SDT hears

Baker McKenzie’s management committee “did not think” about reporting Gary Senior to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), it emerged in a tribunal hearing today. The SRA continued to question the firm’s former HR manager this morning, asking Martin Blackburn why the firm took almost a year to report its investigation into Bakers former London managing […]

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DWF boosts restructuring practice with team hire

DWF has boosted its London corporate and finance practices with a team hire targeting three different firms, as it gears up to handle restructuring mandates stemming out of the Covid-19 fallout. The firm has hired EY financial services partner James Gee, who will work alongside the firm’s corporate, banking and real estate practices to assist […]

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Mishcon and Harbour team up again in Hiscox dispute

Harbour Litigation Funding has agreed to fund Mishcon de Reya’s claim against insurer Hiscox. The firm was in talks with a funder last week and it has now been confirmed that Harbour will provide the initial funding for the claim. The claim is brought by Hiscox Action Group, which is a collective group of businesses […]

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