Macfarlanes and Slaughters: a test of M&A succession planning

There’s a shift occurring in the corporate teams of the UK’s most prominent public M&A shops. And for once, it’s got nothing to do with the US firms. Slaughter and May is to lose its golden boys of M&A – William Underhill and Nigel Boardman – at the end of this financial year, while it […]


Want some easy pickings in UK law? Insurance firms are juicy targets

Spare a thought for EC3. Clyde & Co and Kennedys may have expanded overseas, but you can’t buccaneer your way to domestic growth. One of the biggest questions facing insurance firms is how they can increase their share of a static market where panel reviews can determine major revenue streams. Virtually every senior figure predicts […]


Hogan Lovells’ adult viewing moment: embarrassing on so many levels

Red faces aplenty at Hogan Lovells last week when a partner was filmed enjoying adult material on his work computer during daytime hours. But not just because a partner spent valuable fee-earning time accessing sexual content; as a policy issue, it has raised questions about why internet controls were not consistent across the firm’s global network.   Prior to the incident, Hogan Lovells’ internet controls varied across jurisdictions, […]

Latest briefings

Capital markets round up: December 2018

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish,Daniel O’Gorman The second edition of Capital Markets Update- The monthly briefing from the Corporate Group at Walker Morris rounding up the month’s developments within the equity capital markets and looking ahead to next month

Jersey: Changing rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants

By Katharine Marshall Letting out property in Jersey was once a strictly private affair between a landlord and a tenant but, for some tenants, this came at the risk of uncertainty, an uneven playing field and at worst exploitation. It is now more than five years since the first in a series of laws and regulations […]

Litigation: Enforcement of foreign judgments in Romania

By Ioan Roman, Alexandra Ichim, Anca Baitan Which domestic laws and regulations govern the recognition and enforcement offoreign judgments in your jurisdiction? The recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Romania are governed by: • Book VII, Title III of the Civil Procedure Code (Law 134/2010), which was published in the Ofcial Gazette (Part I,545) […]

High Court dismisses BT’s appeal on RPI

By Ian J Gordon, Chris Edwards-Earl BT has lost its attempt to convince the Court of Appeal that it should be able to move away from the retail prices index (RPI) for indexation of benefits for one of the sections of its pension scheme. The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court judgment that RPI had not […]

Guernsey’s code of market conduct

By Ben Morgan, Miranda Dunlop The European Union’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) introduced in 2016 continues to present real challenges for businesses seeking to issue certain forms of listed debt securities on any EU regulated market, multi-lateral trading facility or organised trading facility. Guernsey is not part of the European Union and has its own market abuse […]

Implications of Brexit on Guernsey and Jersey

By Christopher Anderson, Robert Milner The Bailiwick of Guernsey (comprised of the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm) (“Guernsey”) and the Bailiwick of Jersey (“Jersey“) form the Channel Islands, situated in the Bay of St Malo off the northwest coast of France. Although closely connected to the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands are not subject to […]

Supreme Court rejects Court of Appeal’s interpretation of ‘highway’

By Katherine Evans The Supreme Court has ruled that the extent of a highway is not always restricted to the ‘top two spits’. The decision related to the particular facts of a case, in which the transfer of roads was between highways authorities. Local authorities will need to consider the impact of the decision when […]

Journal 2018: legal developments in the Czech Republic

The Schoenherr Journal, published in Czech twice a year by Schoenherr’s Prague office, examines the latest important legal developments in the Czech Republic. The current issue focuses on: which compliance programme can exculpate your company from criminal liability? upcoming changes in insurance distribution GDPR and employment law initial findings with regard to the duty to […]

Luxembourg tax update: Tax policy of the new government and update on ATAD implementation

On 5 December 2018, the new Luxembourg government was installed. Its policy program for the coming years includes, on the tax side, a further decrease of the Luxembourg corporate tax rate with one percentage point. The previous day, the Luxembourg government also proposed amendments to the currently pending bill of law implementing the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD) in Luxembourg law. Please click here for the tax […]

Upcoming webinar: Improve firm-wide collaboration, security and efficiency with one tool

Introduction The legal landscape is fierce and technology can help your firm get ahead, but only if your lawyers will actually use it. See how HighQ’s next-generation platform combines accessibility, collaboration and task management with security to offer your firm a competitive advantage. Join the webinar to explore: Intelligent collaboration and optimised legal service delivery […]

Romania: Market consultation in public procurement

By Oana Vodă For public procurers to find the right solutions to their needs, they need to engage with the market. Conducting a sounding prior to the procurement exercise may prove beneficial for a number of reasons Over the past few years we have seen an increased use of the market consultation tool, and this […]

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