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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 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

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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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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

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British Steel has entered compulsory liquidation today with EY being appointed as special managers. Is British Steel the first real victim of Brexit? First, as a result of the delay in the UK’s divorce deal, the EU delayed granting carbon credits to British Steel necessitating a £120m loan from the government to stave off significant penalties in relation to its emissions targets. The directors now cite “Brexit-related issues” as the reasons for the failure of the business, with the on-going uncertainty over future tariffs and trading terms resulting in the company’s order book from Europe falling off a cliff.
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A disguised remuneration scheme (DRS) is a tax avoidance scheme, many of which involve  artificial remuneration arrangements between an employer and employee. The schemes commonly provide for an employee to be partially remunerated through the company payroll system but with the majority of their remuneration taking the form of a loan. The loan is often funded via a third party (typically an off-shore trust) but, where the loans are never intended to be repaid, HMRC treat the monies advanced as taxable income.
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