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In brief In May, we reported that the UK Government’s much anticipated reforms to UK insolvency law were introduced in Parliament when the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 (the “Bill”) started its passage in the House of Commons on 20 May 2020. As expected, the Bill has been fast-tracked through Parliament. The Bill received Royal Assent and the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the “Act”) became an Act of Parliament on 25 June…

The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to give rise to a wave of distressed companies looking for buyers or investors; with depressed valuations and significant pockets of cash available to investors, there are likely to be many M&A opportunities that might be classed as “distressed M&A”. Click here to read our publication that considers: the opportunities for investors with a degree of appetite for risk;the issues investors in a Covid-19 recovery environment might face; and how…