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Future of public procurement in UK in the event of ‘no-deal’ 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 […]

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 under CPR 71 – Court of Appeal

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 […]

BVI to implement changes to rules governing SPCs registered under BCA

By Michael Killourhy The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will shortly implement some important changes to the rules governing segregated portfolio companies (SPCs) incorporated or registered under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (BCA). These changes, introduced by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the 2018 BCA Amendment Act) will come into force on 1 October […]

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A&O, CC go head-to-head on record Middle East private equity deal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has helped secure the largest-ever Middle Eastern private equity transaction. The firm, led by corporate partner Pervez Akhtar, advised Morningtide Invest and Egyptian private equity house Citidel Capital on the $1.4bn (£703.56m) sale of Egyptian Fertilizers Company (EFC) to Abraaj Capital. A Clifford Chance team led by Simon Clinton advised Abraaj […]

Eversheds farms out IT systems

Eversheds has outsourced its IT systems to Computacenter Services in a £27m deal. Under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations, 79 Eversheds staff members will transfer to Computacenter as part of the deal. Eversheds UK managing partner Bryan Hughes said: “We’re a law firm, not a specialist IT provider and this, coupled with the […]

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Bar Standards Board sets three-year plan for overhaul

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is set to overhaul the code of conduct for barristers for the first time, setting aside three years for the project. The BSB has published a consultation paper for barristers to give their opinion on how the rules should be updated to take into account the Legal Services Bill and […]

DLA Piper moves to boost German regulatory team

DLA Piper has boosted its Hamburg office with the appointment of a high-profile professor from the city’s Bucerius Law School. Professor Dr Erich Samson, who specialises in business law and tax defence, is set to join the firm as of counsel on 1 July with the aim of growing the German regulatory and governmental affairs […]

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