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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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Quinn Emanuel snags US rival’s Paris managing partner

Weil Gotshal & Manges’s Paris managing partner has left the firm after almost two decades, joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Tax litigator Stephane Chaouat joins Quinn Emanuel’s Paris office and will head up the firm’s Parisian tax disputes team. He joined Weil 17 years ago and has spent the last eight years as the […]

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Bakers scopes out post-Covid layout in new City HQ

Baker McKenzie has set up a team tasked with designing the layout of its next headquarters, as it looks to embed new working practices consolidated during the pandemic. The initiative comes as, last July, the firm signed up to relocate into a new office in 280 Bishopsgate. Its 1,000 London employees will be moving from […]

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Clydes parts ways with Scottish real estate firm

Clyde & Co has parted ways with Scottish real estate firm Simpson & Marwick, just five years after the firms merged. The firms merged in October 2015, marking Clydes’ first foray into Scotland. Now Simpson & Marwick has decided to go it alone, with its 26-strong residential property team moving to new offices. Simpson & […]

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Eversheds to end flexible working scheme next month

Eversheds Sutherland’s flexible working scheme, which it rolled out as part of a series of Covid-19 measures, is to come to an end on 30 November. In May, the firm announced it was reducing the earnings and working patterns of some lawyers and staff by up to 20 per cent for a six month period. […]

Ashurst and Reed Smith win roles on print deal for Daily Mail owner

Ashurst and Reed Smith have acted on JPIMedia Group’s sale of its printing plants to the owner of the Daily Mail. As part of the deal, dmg media has acquired JPIMedia Print Holdings Ltd and its subsidiaries across three print sites – Dinnington, Portsmouth and Carn in Northern Ireland. Ashurst acted for regional publisher JPI, […]

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