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It has been reported in the press that the UK government is considering emergency legislation to reform UK insolvency laws to protect companies and directors impacted by the measures taken to combat the COVID-19 virus. The Crowell & Moring Restructuring and Finance team have issued an alert on the issues arising, a link to which is below:

https://www.crowell.com/NewsEvents/AlertsNewsletters/all/UK-Government-Faces-Urgent-Pressure-to-Reform-Insolvency-Law

 

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The Crowell & Moring Finance and Restructuring team have issued an alert on the operation of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, including an explanation as to who can apply and the type and extent of funding available. A link to the alert is here:

https://www.crowell.com/NewsEvents/AlertsNewsletters/all/Coronavirus-Business-Interruption-Loan-Scheme-Key-Points

 

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Crowell & Moring has released its Regulatory Forecast 2020: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year, a report that explores the impact of regulatory changes on the technology industry and other sectors, and provides insight into the issues in-house counsel can expect to face in the coming year.

For 2020, the Forecast highlights the driving forces behind the increased regulatory focus, including access to the data, online platforms, and cutting-edge technologies that define competitive advantage. It explores regulatory trends in antitrust, environment and natural resources, and public affairs.

The cover story, “Antitrust in the Digital Age: How Antitrust Investigations into Big Tech Impact Companies in Every Industry,” discusses why there has been an increase in antitrust investigations and the effort to crack down on potential abuses among large technology companies.

 Be sure to read the full report and follow the conversation on social media with #RegulatoryForecast.

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Crowell & Moring has released Litigation Forecast 2020: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year. The eighth-annual Forecast provides forward-looking insights from leading Crowell & Moring lawyers to help legal departments anticipate and respond to challenges that might arise in the year ahead.

For 2020, the Forecast focuses on how the digital revolution is giving rise to new litigation risks, and it explores trends in employment non-competes, the future of stare decisis, the role of smartphones in investigations and litigation, and more.

The cover story, “A Tangled Web: How the Internet of Things and AI Expose Companies to Increased Tort, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Litigation,” explores how the digital revolution is transforming not only high-tech companies, but also traditional industries with products, business models, and workforces that are being affected by increased connectivity, artificial intelligence, and the ability to gather and use tremendous amounts of data.

Be sure to follow the conversation on Twitter with #LitigationForecast.

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The London Crowell & Moring restructuring team (led by partners Cathryn Williams and Paul Muscutt) recently successfully acted in a highly contested application to appoint administrators to the holding companies of the Carlauren Care Home group. For further information, see link below:

https://www.crowell.com/NewsEvents/PressReleasesAnnouncements/Carlauren-Care-Homes-Group-Placed-into-Administration/pdf

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Forbes has created its inaugural “America’s Top Corporate Law Firms” list and worked with the market research firm Statistica to conduct an online survey of lawyers both at law firms and GCs between April 1 and May 17, 2019.

Self-recommendations were not considered and law firms that received the most recommendations were included on the list. When a firm received a high number of recommendations than average for a particular legal practice area, it was given a “most recommended for” designation.

Crowell & Moring has been recommended in the practice area of BANKRUPTCY.

 

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The London ABL and Restructuring team at Crowell & Moring feature in this month’s Business Magazine, following their arrival earlier in 2019 from the London office of Squire Patton Boggs.

 

The article comments on the growth of the London team, its approach to market and how the new team differentiates itself from the rest of the legal market

Business Money Sep 19

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By Anne Li, Mark Lichtenstein, Ilana Lubin, Preetha Chakrabarti, and Michelle Chipetine.

On Monday, May 20, 2019 the Supreme Court settled a decades-long circuit split  regarding a licensee’s ongoing trademark usage rights following the rejection of a trademark license agreement under the U.S. bankruptcy code. In an 8 to 1 decision, the Court found that “rejection breaches a contract but does not rescind it. And that means all the rights that would ordinarily survive a contract breach, including those conveyed here, remain in place.”

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