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Rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction

Terra Firma has successfully obtained rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction completed in 2012, concerning the Four Seasons care homes business [FSHC Group Holdings Limited v Barclays Bank Plc]. The transaction required the Parent company to provide security over a particular shareholder loan which was part of the overall funding package. […]

New opportunity for permanent residency in Alberta

By Krista Schofer The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently announced highly anticipated changes to its permanent residency program. Effective June 14, 2018, the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is available as a potential path to permanent residency in the province. The AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream under the AINP. The AOS […]

Global skills strategy update GTS occupations list

By Lesley A Love The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot project launched by IRCC in June 2017. The program is designed to give Canadian employers quicker access to highly qualified global talent. Changes were recently announced to one part of the GSS, as outlined below. Employers using the program should be aware of these changes…

All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

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Norton Rose transfers Aussie energy partner to Tokyo

Norton Rose has further strengthened its Australasian practice with the relocation of an energy, mining and projects partner from Brisbane to Tokyo. Michael Joyce advises on projects and M&A deals in the energy and infrastructure sectors. His primary role will be to manage the flow of transactions between Australia and Japan. A spokesperson for the […]

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Weil Gotshal builds up City banking practice with Linklaters hire

Weil Gotshal & Manges has raided Linklaters’ City office for the hire of banking partner Stephen Lucas. The UK- and US-qualified joined Linklaters from magic circle rival Clifford Chance in 2004 (1 March 2004). Lucas was part of the Linklaters team that in 2009 advised a consortium of banks led by Commerzbank and RBS on […]

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Andrew Woolfson, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

What is the most unusual Christmas present that you have received from a colleague?  An ID and avatar set up for me on Second Life. Name: Andrew Woolfson Firm: Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Position: Director of knowledge management and capability Lives: Bedfordshire What time do you start work each day?     Usually before I arrive in the office.  What’s […]

Macfarlanes bolsters finance team with Clifford Chance hire

Macfarlanes has scooped a Clifford Chance structured finance partner as it looks to bolsters its debt capital markets and acquisition finance offering. Rachel Kelly, who joins the firm on Monday, has been a partner at Clifford Chance for 14 years, playing a key role in developing the magic circle firm’s structured finance and debt capital […]

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Halliwells buyout helps Gateley post 19 per cent turnover rise

Gateley has posted an 18.7 per cent increase in turnover for the 2010-11 financial year and made up two new partners in its annual round of promotions. The firm’s turnover for the 2010-11 financial year was £58.9m, up from £49.6m in 2009-10. Real estate lawyers Colin Gittus and Andrew Mellor have been promoted to partner. […]

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