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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.



Partners beat associates in Slaughter and May cricket slam

Slaughter and May cricket slam” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/12038_cricket.jpg” />Partners at Slaughter and May have re-asserted their dominance over their junior colleagues at the firm’s annual cricket match. In a thrilling climax to the twenty over contest, the match was decided on the final ball. The assistants’ team needed four from the final delivery to repeat […]

Clifford Chance re-elects Amsterdam chief

Clifford Chance has re-elected Jan ter Haar as managing partner of its Amsterdam office, confirming his second three-year term in the role. Ter Haar said: “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to manage the Amsterdam office for a second term.” Ter Haar began his career at Clifford Chance in Dubai in 1980, and […]

Ulrik Andersen: Carlsberg

Probably the best takeover in the world? Maybe so, but after overseeing the £7.8bn purchase of UK brewer Scottish & Newcastle, Carlsberg general counsel Ulrik Andersen will be relishing a return to business as usual.

Freshfields elects new finance joint chief

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has elected Alan Newton as its new joint practice group leader (PGL) of global finance. Newton is currently head of structured finance and will begin in the new position on 1 August, taking over from Perry Noble who recently announced his retirement from Freshfields’ partnership (The Lawyer, 18 April 2008). Newton said: […]

2Birds’ Fielder called in to advise on management buyout of GRS Group

Bird & Bird corporate partner Simon Fielder has landed an advisory role in the MBO of international recruitment consultant GRS Group, having previously acted for its new chief executive Ken Brotherston. With the backing of private equity house Penta Capital and finance from Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance, the management now owns just under 50 […]

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