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Alice Muasher

I am a conference producer at Informa Connect, responsible for running around 14 conferences per year on legal and compliance topics. I graduated in 2019 having studied law at university and have a particular interest in commercial law and finance. I also have an interest in trading and investment and engage in CFD trading of equities and ETFs. My hobbies include playing tennis and volleyball. I used to play tennis professionally at a young age and competed in tournaments around Asia and Africa.

Legal update: insolvency and furloughed employees

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The financial distress caused by Covid-19 has led several companies into administration including Debenhams, Laura Ashley, Oasis and Warehouse, BrightHouse and Carluccio’s.  The government’s furlough scheme was one of the lifelines extended to help such companies stay afloat and avoid going bust. However, use of the government’s novel furlough scheme by companies entering into administration …

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COVID-19 : More trouble for the retail sector?

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The UK government introduced various measures to financially support companies that are struggling due to COVID-19. One of the measures is the three-month moratorium (ban) on tenant eviction for non-payment of rent. The government has also provided £330bn worth of loans to support businesses and encourage borrowing during this difficult time. However, we’ve seen several …

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