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Future of public procurement in UK in the event of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Sunset of £500K, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information under CPR 71 – Court of Appeal

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

BVI to implement changes to rules governing SPCs registered under BCA

By Michael Killourhy The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will shortly implement some important changes to the rules governing segregated portfolio companies (SPCs) incorporated or registered under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (BCA). These changes, introduced by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the 2018 BCA Amendment Act) will come into force on 1 October […]

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Thorp Alberga opens in HK with double hire

New offshore firm Thorp Alberga has made a move into Hong Kong with the opening of a new office and the recruitment of two partners from Maples and Calder. Funds partner Richard Thorp and structured finance partner Harriet Unger will lead the firm’s Asia practice. The boutique firm, headed by Michael Alberga in the Cayman […]

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Furley Page is a firm that is proud of its roots, and understandably so: not many can trace their history back to 1725, when ’man of affairs’ James Hanson set up a sole practice in Burgate, Canterbury. Since that time the firm has retained strong links with the city. Probably the biggest moment in its […]

Nabarro drives through £2bn vehicle deal with armed forces

Nabarro has claimed a prize mandate acting for winning bidder General Dynamics (GD) following the award of a multibillion-pound Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract, it is ­understood. The contract to supply the British armed forces with as many as 600 armoured scouting vehicles as part of the Future Rapid Effect ­System (Fres) programme is worth […]

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So it seems that the good folk down under at Clayton Utz are not taking the defection of some of their top lawyers lying down. The firm has allegedly got its knickers in something of a twist over partner Grant Fuzi leading a group of colleagues, Pied Piper style, over to A&O’s shimmering new Sydney […]

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