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Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union.



Browne Jacobson joins City duo in buyout rescue of HMV

Browne Jacobson has helped seal the rescue of HMV alongside Addleshaw Goddard and Howard Kennedy, in its sale to Canadian group Sunrise Records. It was announced today (5 February) that Sunrise Records, which is owned by Canadian music store mogul Doug Putman, was confirmed as the highest bidder for HMV, saving it from administration and beating […]


City duo secure lead mandates on HMV administration

Addleshaw Goddard and Howard Kennedy have been called in to act on the administration of HMV, after it struggled to scrape past Christmas and became the latest victim on the ailing high street. Addleshaws is advising administrators KPMG, led by business support and restructuring partners Fraser Ritson and Alison Goldthorpe. KPMG was confirmed as administrators […]

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Dentons and Linklaters clinch £50m HMV takeover for Hilco

Dentons and Linklaters have led the advice on the sale of HMV to restructuring specialist Hilco UK, which was confirmed last Friday (5 April) just under three months after the retailer went into administration. The music and DVD seller’s UK retail business has been sold to Hilco for an undisclosed amount reported to be in […]

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Eversheds leads as private equity house acquires HMV’s Asia stores

Eversheds and Linklaters have taken lead roles on the sale of HMV Asia to Greater China private equity group AID Partners Capital after the music retailer fell into administration last month. Eversheds has been instructed by longstanding client AID, which will acquire six stores in Hong Kong, two in Singapore and additional brand rights in […]

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