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Rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction

Terra Firma has successfully obtained rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction completed in 2012, concerning the Four Seasons care homes business [FSHC Group Holdings Limited v Barclays Bank Plc]. The transaction required the Parent company to provide security over a particular shareholder loan which was part of the overall funding package. […]

New opportunity for permanent residency in Alberta

By Krista Schofer The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently announced highly anticipated changes to its permanent residency program. Effective June 14, 2018, the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is available as a potential path to permanent residency in the province. The AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream under the AINP. The AOS […]

Global skills strategy update GTS occupations list

By Lesley A Love The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot project launched by IRCC in June 2017. The program is designed to give Canadian employers quicker access to highly qualified global talent. Changes were recently announced to one part of the GSS, as outlined below. Employers using the program should be aware of these changes…

All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

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News in brief

SJ Berwin has successfully represented Diageo in obtaining EU merger clearance for its joint acquisition with Pernod Ricard of the spirits and wines business of Seagram. The principal members of the SJ Berwin team were partners Stephen Kon and Simon Holmes, and assistants Matt Evans and Hugo Lindsay.

Paul Weiss prepares for launch in London

After a two year wait, two top partners are flown in from New York New York firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison is opening a London office in the autumn. The firm is drafting two of its most senior New York partners to launch the office, along with four other lawyers. The head of […]

Shadbolts boosts London office with four partners

Surrey firm Shadbolt & Co has hired two new partners and restructured its corporate group in response to increased client demand at its London office. Michelle Baldock joins the firm’s Reigate office as a property partner from Brighton firm DMH. She joins Sean Ryan and becomes the firm’s second property partner. Caroline Abrey joins the […]

CC and Eversheds close £100m City deal for Tishman Speyer

Clifford Chance and Eversheds have sealed Tishman Speyer Properties’ (TSP) latest move in the City by advising on the acquisition of a £100m-site at Aldgate East from Marsh & McLennan. The US property giant plans to build almost 1.5 million sq ft of office space on the site. The deal follows TSP’s acquisition of the […]

Latham hires Santander head of legal to target Spanish work

Latham & Watkins‘ London office is launching a Spanish practice with a head of legal from Spanish bank Banco Santander Central. Juan Manuel De Remedios, Santander’s head of legal for Latin America, is joining the firm as counsel to target Spanish work for some of the firm’s biggest investment banking clients. The firm has strong […]

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