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A&O and ENSafrica lead on South African Airways rescue

South African firm ENSafrica and Allen & Overy are leading on the business recovery of one of Africa’s largest airlines, South African Airways, saving it from collapse. ENSafrica’s chairman Michael Katz is leading for the airline on behalf of the National Treasury of South Africa, which manages its national economic policy. South African Airways is […]

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Mayer Brown client drops claim over £33m Eurotunnel settlement

Mayer Brown client P&O Ferries has dropped its claim against the Department of Transport (DfT) and Eurotunnel, after the ship operator decided not to challenge a settlement agreement between the parties. Acting for Eurotunnel, Freshfields agreed on a cash settlement of £33m in February, just hours before a trial over whether the DfT had breached […]

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Regional firm gains role as Thomas Cook stores find buyer

A Newcastle-based firm has gained a role in the latest Thomas Cook development, as 555 stores previously owned by the company look set to be acquired by a Sunderland-based travel agent. Muckle has advised Hays Travel on the acquisition of the stores around the UK, which will also include the incorporation of previous Thomas Cook […]

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Huge cast of firms claim mandates on Thomas Cook fallout

Ashurst has joined the throng of firms advising on the collapse of holiday group Thomas Cook, taking on the key role for the official receiver, KPMG and AlixPartners. Attempts to rescue Thomas Cook from insolvency failed overnight. Ashurst, which is advising the official receiver and special managers, has fielded a team led by restructuring head […]

Ince hires from shipping rival to fill senior partner vacancy

Ince has hired the former head of Hill Dickinson’s global shipping practice as its new senior partner, marking the first person to take on the role since Ince’s pre-pack administration deal  with Gordon Dadds last year. Julian Clark will take the position, over a year after Ince’s former senior partner Jan Heuvels stood down. Heuvels’ […]

Analysis

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Turkey – Upgrade nation

The rise of the Turkish aviation sector reflects a wider trend of prosperity The Turkish banking crisis of 2000/01 wreaked havoc on the country’s economy: its currency crashed, interest rates rocketed and tens of thousands lost their jobs. In the aftermath, however, banking sector reforms meant Turkey was far better prepared for the 2008 global […]

Featured Briefings

Brexit’s implications for automotive intellectual property

By Gordon Harris If a deal is reached ahead of Brexit, the indications are that a transition period would preserve the status quo for intellectual property (IP) until the end of 2020. This article explores the implications of a no deal Brexit, for IP regimes supporting the UK automotive sector. It explains what would not be […]

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