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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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The new edition of Chambers has been released and the regional bar has come out glowing. The Lawyer gives a round up of the old and new faces that have made an appearance The latest edition of Chambers shows the stalwarts of the regional bar making a strong showing. For commercial litigation on the Western […]

Haarmanns hires boost European presence

Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner is strengthening its European links as it takes on a Central and Eastern European expert as a partner in its Berlin office. Business lawyer Peter Diedrich joined at the beginning of October from Quack, a successor to the now defunct Gaedertz.Diedrich specialises in contract law, company restructuring and reorganisation, investment, joint […]

Thomas Cooper extends into Canada

Thomas Cooper & Stibbard has opened an office in Vancouver to expand its shipping network. Shipping lawyer Mark Sachs will head the office and will be the only partner based there, although the 19-partner firm hopes to expand the office in the future.Sachs, admitted in both Canada and the UK, is the head of Thomas […]

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