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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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BT parts ways with legal tech business after eight years

Telecoms giant BT has sold its legal technology business Tikit, with legal advisers including Kirkland & Ellis and Addleshaw Goddard. The sale came after BT scanned the market for potential buyers as part of a divestment process that began in the summer of 2019. Financial terms were not disclosed. Tikit provides technology solutions to legal […]

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DWF acquires BT Law for nominal “£1” fee

DWF has taken over BT Law, a separate entity operated by the telecoms giant, for what is understood to have been a nominal fee of about £1. The Lawyer understands that the acquisition was part of the agreements signed when, over the summer, the publicly-listed firm came triumphant out of a tender process that saw […]

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Reed Smith responds to pandemic pressures with new unpaid leave scheme

Reed Smith has set up an unpaid leave programme for its staff, as the firm continues to deal with the ramifications of Covid-19. Any Reed Smith employee or fixed-share partner can apply for the global initiative, which was recently launched by the firm’s chief human resources officer Kevan Skelton and allows for staff to take […]

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