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European public procurement: Commentary on Directive 2014/24/EU

The detailed commentary on European public procurement provides an authoritative interpretation of each provision in the main EU Directive on public procurement – Directive 2014/24/EU. It also highlights the application problems and interpretative issues being raised in EU Member States, which in due time will make their way up to the CJEU or even require further legislative interventions.

There is no normal: rapid change requires resilience

Phil Muller, director of legal services at Williams Lea, explains why law firms need to make better use of data, technology and distributed working to future-proof their business models.

Offshore Litigation: Rule in Gibbs applied – Recognition of Singapore moratoria denied in Scotland

In the recent Scottish case of Chang Chin Fen v Cosco Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Ltd, the Outer House of the Court of Session refused petitions brought by debtor companies under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations, 2006 to, amongst other things, recognise moratoria obtained in the Singapore High Court on the basis that to do so would prejudice the rights of a creditor to claim under its English-law governed debt, which stood outside the proposed Singapore schemes.

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A&O loses long-term litigator to Baker McKenzie

Allen & Overy litigation partner Marc Florent has left for Baker McKenzie, one week after the magic circle firm lost another long-term partner. Florent joined A&O as an associate from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2000 and was made partner two years later. The litigator headed the firm’s UK insolvency litigation practice where he covered the […]

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Fieldfisher hires from A&O to boost Condor arm

Fieldfisher has hired Allen & Overy  (A&O)’s working capital manager to add manpower to its Condor unit amid reshuffling in the firm’s alternative legal services and flexible resourcing division. The firm has brought in Paul Harrod to the Condor leadership team; Harrod has spent about 14 years in the magic circle firm’s finance department. There, he […]

A&O to lose fraud head to Milbank’s expanding City office

Milbank has made its second hire from Allen & Overy in 2019, recruiting the firm’s head of fraud to lead a new group in its City office. Mona Vaswani, who was also the firm’s former co-head of firm’s UK banking, finance and regulatory litigation practice, will join Milbank after spending 26 years at the magic […]

Super Thursday: A&O last out of the traps with magic circle financials

Allen & Overy’s turnover increased by 5 per cent over 2018/19 to £1.63bn, as discussions continue over the firm’s transatlantic merger deal. The firm is the last of the magic circle to post its figures, with the turnover increase coming alongside a slight bump in average profit per equity partner to £1.66m. This is 1 […]

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