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An asset tracer’s alphabet

In this short piece, the first in a series of articles shining light on the topic, Schillings’ specialist investigator picks some of the key, basic definitions that an asset tracer should be all too familiar with.

Keeping track of positive covenants

If they can be enforced, positive covenants can be troublesome for buyers and developers alike. But due care can bring any obligations to light during a transaction and help manage them.

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Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has restarted its profits distributions to partners and relaxed a series of other contingency measures enacted during the pandemic. In April, the firm had suspended distributions in line with other firms’ decisions, but the firm has now given the greenlight to upcoming rounds. In addition, salary reviews and bonuses have […]

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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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