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An asset tracer’s alphabet

In this short piece, the first in a series of articles shining light on the topic, Schillings’ specialist investigator picks some of the key, basic definitions that an asset tracer should be all too familiar with.

Keeping track of positive covenants

If they can be enforced, positive covenants can be troublesome for buyers and developers alike. But due care can bring any obligations to light during a transaction and help manage them.


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Ince calls in consultants to assess City real estate

The Ince Group has appointed advisers to reconsider its real estate footprint in the City, The Lawyer understands. Sources said the firm’s two floors in Aldgate Tower are to be put on the market. It is understood that the firm has appointed West End commercial property consultancy Bray Fox Smith to reassess its property strategy in […]

Taylor Wessing to end Covid-19 emergency measures

Taylor Wessing‘s Covid-19 contingency measures are drawing to a close, one month earlier than was previously expected. The firm is suspending a series of initiatives launched during the spring amid the onset of the pandemic. It expected the measures would run for a total of six months from June through to the end of November. […]

Roundtable: Moving GCs into the 21st century of legal tech

When it comes to legal tech, Covid-19 has served as a turbo boost for many businesses in adopting different ways of working. Changes that would have previously taken years to implement have been rushed through in months. This transformative impact triggered by the pandemic was at the heart of a recent roundtable hosted by Shoosmiths, […]

Roundtable: The impact of Covid-19 on in-house legal teams

Senior in-house lawyers logged into Microsoft Teams on 1 October to discuss the implications of coronavirus on legal teams. Tuning in from different parts of the world – including The Hague, Brazil and Finland – the discussion centred around the effects the pandemic is having on in-house legal teams and how companies will deal with […]


Supreme Court setback in Sidley’s competition battle for Servier

The Supreme Court has dismissed Sidley Austin’s drug patent appeal, in a dispute between a French pharma company and the NHS. The US firm has been representing French headquartered Servier Laboratories in its dispute with The Secretary of State for Health and the NHS, which instructed Peters & Peters. It was alleged that Servier breached […]

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