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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.

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Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Autohome Inc. on its secondary offering

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman Islands legal advice to Autohome Inc. and BVI legal advice to the BVI subsidiary in connection with a secondary offering in the US of 1,500,000 class A ordinary shares. Autohome Inc is an online destination for automobile consumers in China. Anna Chong of Conyers’ Hong Kong office advised […]

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Nothing is mightier than the rule of law

The rule of law goes further than ensuring justice and guarding liberty: it is a social and economic transformer. When China’s president, Xi Jinxing, recently spoke of wanting courts to help “lock power in a cage”, he hit upon a useful metaphor to describe the rule of law. His target? “An obsolete, ‘above-the-law’ privilege mentality […]

Shoosmiths guides Swedish conglomerate Indutrade on UK acquisition

Shoosmiths has advised Swedish conglomerate Indutrade on its acquisition of the entire share capital of Adaero Precision Components Ltd, from the Cosworth Group. Shoosmiths corporate partner Ben Turner, associate Al Hammerton and tax partner Kate Featherstone advised on the deal after impressing Indutrade with their approach on the sale of Birmingham Specialities Ltd to Indutrade […]

Andrew Page secures £40m refinance deal to accelerate growth plan

Walker Morris has advised private equity investor Endless and the borrower group on the £40m refinancing with PNC of automotive parts and garage equipment supplier Andrew Page Group, in order for it to accelerate its growth plans. The business said the deal came on the back of a successful 2014 when the now £200m-turnover group […]

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Wilson Sonsini loses Beijing head Li to Sidley

The head of US technology firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Beijing office has quit the firm to join Sidley Austin. Capital markets specialist Kefei Li is no longer listed on Wilson Sonsini’s website, with Sidley today confirming that he had joined the firm. During his years as an associate Li spent time at US firms Simpson […]

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