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Navigating a new reality in the client-empowered era

To thrive in the new era of the empowered client, law firms must make investments designed to modernise the way they run their firms and service their clients. This requires changing culture, developing new competencies, and operationalising new ways of working. Innovative technologies are key enablers to accelerating rms’ transformations in these areas. New research […]

Procurement and state aid update: preparing for Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third-party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Data protection: sunset of £500k, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information – CoA

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

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Sonnenschein names youngest ever chairman

Chicago-based firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has elected Elliott Portnoy as the firm’s next chairman, succeeding incumbent Duane Quaini in 2007 when his term expires. Washington DC-based Portnoy, 40, will become the youngest and first partner outside the firm’s Chicago headquarters to serve as chairman. Quaini, 61, has been chairman since 1997. Portnoy is a […]

Schillings fails to recover all costs in Sara Cox privacy suit

Schillings has accepted a fraction of the total costs it claimed for acting for DJ Sara Cox in a privacy claim against The Sunday People and Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN). The firm settled its fight for costs for £100,000, just 37 per cent of the £273,000 it originally claimed. The settlement comes shortly after a […]

DLA Piper kicks off DCM practice with A&O hire

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has taken the first step in building up a debt capital markets (DCM) practice with the appointment of an Allen & Overy (A&O) senior associate as a partner in its London banking group. Sharon Smith has focused on securitisation as well as vanilla debt transactions. Her appointment marks the firm’s […]

Separated at birth

It’s summer so it must be Big Brother. Sadly, this year it’s even more inescapable than ever, with countless hugely annoying contestants and wall-to-wall coverage 24 hours a day, probably until Christmas. Mrs Tulkinghorn is in reality TV heaven. Talking of annoying contestants, none has been more unpopular than this year’s first evictee, Sezer. The […]

Securitisation lawyers flock to Barca but they are bottom of the food chain

The ABS conference is a big draw. Even Girls Aloud turned up. Lorraine Cushnie reports Everyone is still exhausted. The four days of freebies, networking and alcohol-fuelled early mornings that are the Global Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) conference are over for another year: and as memories of the Baja Beach Club fade into the distance, it’s […]

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