New series of webcasts on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, which came into effect on 26 June 2020, could have a significant impact on companies in distress and their creditors, particularly landlords, suppliers, financial services providers and pension schemes. Our Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency team have produced a series of short, informative and user-friendly webcasts focusing on … Read more

Article published – Wasted breath? Insolvency reforms in response to Covid-19

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 introduces sweeping insolvency reforms in response to the business impacts of Covid-19, designed “to give companies breathing space and keep trading while they explore options for rescue”. Our UK Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency team have published an article in International Corporate Rescue which considers the key elements of … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 3: General update

In this third episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at developments in disclosure and privilege since our February update, as well as some developments relating to costs and funding. This episode is hosted by Anna Pertoldi, who is joined by Maura McIntosh and Ajay Malhotra. Our podcast is available on … Read more

Article published – Directors’ duties in a COVID-19 world

With a global pandemic causing unprecedented uncertainty for businesses, it has never been more difficult for the directors of UK companies fully to discharge their duties – and the risks when they do not do so have never been higher. Members of our contentious and non-contentious UK Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency team have considered the … Read more

Article published – Funders’ liability for adverse costs: scrapping the cap

As explained in this previous post, the Court of Appeal has recently dismissed an appeal against a decision which declined to apply the so-called Arkin cap to limit a commercial funder’s liability to the amount of the funding it had provided. The decision confirms that the Arkin cap is not a binding rule, and the court retains a broad discretion … Read more

Drafting contracts: Key lessons from 2019

This annual contract law update from our corporate team considers a number of interesting contract law cases from 2019 which highlighted key points for those involved in drafting or managing contracts. The cases chosen deal with formation and certainty of terms, interpretation and implied terms, good faith, severance, loss and remedies, penalties, force majeure, notice provisions, … Read more