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By Alison Johnson As 29 March 2019 draws ever closer and Brexit withdrawal negotiations continue, the UK government has started to release a series of technical notices outlining the implications of a “no Brexit deal” on certain key topics and industries. Noting that changes in business structuring, accounting and audit will be of interest to […]

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By Abigail Hadfield Inadvertently failing to transfer the legal title to even a handful of mortgages following a portfolio acquisition can be a costly mistake. The secondary market in residential mortgage books is thriving, and purchasers are increasingly being caught out by this apparently simple issue. In the majority of cases, a suitably-worded power of […]

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Apple GC quits amid senior management upheaval

Apple Computer’s general counsel has left the company, leaving Peter Oppenheimer, the chief financial officer, in charge of Apple’s legal department while the company searches for a successor. Apple general counsel Nancy Heinen sold more than $8m in shares in the months leading up to her departure, leading to the presumption that she left to […]

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