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Webinar: Media Law Update

Speakers: Catrin Evans QC, Ian Helme, Lorna Skinner, Kirsten Sjøvoll Topics discussed include: The Sun in Hollywood: Lessons from Depp v NGN Harry Potter to HS2: Known Persons Unknown An unauthorised dossier: Gubarev v Orbis

Business Interruption Insurance Test Case: Supreme Court backs FCA

Today’s Supreme Court judgment paves the way for thousands of businesses to have their claims for Covid-related business interruption losses paid. We reported in September 2020 on a landmark High Court ruling for policyholders with certain business interruption insurance who have been forced to close as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The test case, which was […]

As the HSE clamps down on employers, how Covid-secure is your workplace?

With an increase in both inspection and enforcement activity by the HSE and local authorities, we look at what you can do to keep your workplace Covid-secure, employees safe and how to avoid potential warnings or prosecution. Current position Back in the autumn of 2020, employees were encouraged to return to work as lockdown restrictions […]

Tender for nine onshore petroleum concessions in Angola

The National Agency for Petroleum Gas and Biofuel (ANPG) announced on 31 December 2020 the tender for the concession of 9 onshore blocks in Angola. The tender comprises Blocks CON1, CON5 and CON6, of the Lower Congo Basin and Blocks KON5, KON6, KON8, KON9, KON17 and KON20, of the Kwanza Basin. https://www.plmj.com/en/knowledge/informative-notes/Tender-for-nine-onshore-petroleum-concessions-in-Angola/31187/

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Update: Deloitte was appointed as administrators on Monday evening, with Freshfields and Brown Rudnick both set to advise on the next steps. Arcadia has declined a £50m lifeline loan from Frasers Group, as Philip Green’s retail empire – advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – continues crunch talks over its future. Freshfields’ restructuring partners Neil Golding […]

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Ince CEO bemoans firm’s market “undervaluation”

The CEO of The Ince Group has lamented the current performance of the listed firm on the London Stock Exchange during a presentation to investors. The presentation was held after the posting of the firm’s half-year results, which showed Ince improved its net debt and reshuffled its management team, with plans to keep salary reductions […]

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