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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.


Roundtable: How corporates can prepare for the wave of litigation to come

Following an influx of coronavirus-related claims and virtual trials, as well as reinvigorated litigation funders, there is no doubt that Covid-19 is driving a new approach to dispute resolution. This emerging trend was put forward by Stewarts during a recent roundtable, with insight provided by three of the firm’s partners alongside general counsel from a […]

Allen & Overy

A&O lawyers in line for pay boost – as other reviews remain on hold

Lawyers at Allen & Overy (A&O) are set to enjoy a belated increase in salaries after an initial freeze during the first quarter of the financial year, although this uplift will not apply to non-fee-earners. This was confirmed by the magic circle firm as part of a move to increase its lawyers’ salaries in line […]

Hong Kong

Milbank targets PE growth in Asia with three magic circle hires

US firm Milbank has hired three heavyweight partners from the magic circle in Hong Kong, in a significant boost to its private equity capabilities. Milbank has taken on Clifford Chance’s Asia Pacific private equity co-heads Andrew Whan and Neeraj Budwani, and at the same time brought in Linklaters’ global banking head Davide Mencacci in Hong […]

Simon Ridpath

Charles Russell Speechlys pushes salary reviews to end of financial year

Charles Russell Speechlys has dished out a special profit distributions round to its partnership, but will not be reviewing salaries until the end of the current financial year. The firm held a special distribution that had originally been deferred from May 2020 in September, which contained the final balance of its financial year 2018/19. However, profits […]

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