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Ban on evicting commercial tenants extended

On 9 December 2020 the Government confirmed that the evictions ban on commercial tenants for non-payment of rent will be extended until the end of March 2021, protecting business owners affected by COVID-19.

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A&O and Wachtell lead as Nasdaq announces $1.1bn ISE purchase

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have won lead mandates on Nasdaq’s $1.1bn (£770m) acquisition of Deutsche Börse asset International Securities Exchange Holdings (ISE). The magic circle firm worked with the seller Deutsche Börse, with corporate partner Peter Harwich leading the team in New York alongside Frankfurt-based partner Hartmut Krause. They […]

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Clifford Chance wins role on Apple’s licensing agreement with UK chip maker

A partner duo from Clifford Chance has taken legal duties for UK chip designer Imagination Technologies as part of a license contract with Apple that will revive a relationship that ended a few years ago. The multi-year license agreement marks a new collaboration between Apple and Imagination Technologies, which in the past provided graphic chips […]

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