Corporate

Pinterest IPO advisers to pick up $2m in legal fees

Three US firms are guiding social media scrapbook company Pinterest through its IPO listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton won the mandate for the company, working on a dual-class structure with partners Ethan Klingsberg, Jeffrey Karpf and Pamela Marcogliese in its corporate team. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is […]

Saudi Arabia

Clifford Chance and Bakers act on Saudi retail IPO

Clifford Chance and Baker McKenzie are advising Saudi shopping mall giant Arabian Centres Company, as it seeks to raise $1.2bn in what would be the Kingdom’s largest IPO in five years. Bakers’ EMEA head of capital markets Adam Farlow and senior associate George Marshall are acting for Arabian Centres in the UK, alongside partners Robert […]

Anya Hindmarch

DLA Piper guides LK Bennett to rescue deal

Fashion retailer LK Bennett has been sold to its Chinese franchise partner Byland, following a round of restructuring led by DLA Piper, administrators EY and Womble Bond Dickinson. In March, veteran DLA Piper partner Richard Obank was instructed by LK Bennett’s administrators on the restructuring process, leading a team that included Leeds partner Colin Ashford […]

US trio take the lead on Uber’s long-awaited IPO

Cooley is one of three US heavyweights advising on Uber’s long-awaited IPO, as it prepares for its May debut on the New York Stock Exchange. According to Uber’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, Cooley, led by its co-head of global capital markets David Peinsipp and partners Siana Lowrey and Andrew Williamson, is […]

Analysis

Featured briefings

Trends in the food and drink sector

By James Webb Despite 2018 being a very tough year for many in the food and drink industry, according to research compiled by Grant Thornton, M&A and private equity deal activity in the sector remained steady with a fall of just 2.8% compared to 2017. This is supported by our experience during the period where […]

Liability for intentional torts by workers

By Mark Josselyn Earlier this year the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) found that a corporate respondent was liable for the violations of the Ontario Human Rights Code perpetrated upon the applicant by the personal respondent in the course of his employment, relying upon the analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada in Robichaud v. […]

UK and Germany – A new post-Brexit partnership

For decades, Germany has been one of the biggest foreign investors in the UK. While the British love to talk about their ‘special relationship’ with the United States, there is now every chance that, in a post-Brexit world, Germany will become the UK’s new priority…

Court confirms breach of contract despite absence of negligence

By Daniel Wood The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the high-profile case of MT Højgaard v E.ON Climate & Renewables. The Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision and – in so doing – has provided useful clarification in respect of various important principles… …In this decision, the Supreme Court was willing […]

India: a farewell to book value-driven shares valuation

Currently, Income Tax Act, 1961 (IT Act) provides for imputing income in the hands of the transferor/transferee if the transaction of transfer/receipt of unquoted shares is not at fair market value (FMV). As far as the recipient is concerned, when a person receives, inter alia, unquoted shares of a company for a consideration which is […]

India – start-ups can issue convertible notes

On 10 January 2017, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notified the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) (Fifteenth Amendment) Regulations 2016 (Amendment), amending the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations 2000 (Regulations)… … The Amendment opens up […]

Rebates: a hidden danger for invoice discounters

Debtors do not have to inform invoice financiers of agreed rebates according to a recent case in the Court of Appeal which upheld an earlier High Court decision. Funders will be expected to make their own enquiries; should they fail to do so, it is at their own peril. The case involved a claim by the financier (Bibby […]

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