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Latham targets A&O for second infrastructure hire this week

Another magic circle partner is to join Latham & Watkins in London, as it sets its sights on winning work in the infrastructure M&A market. Allen & Overy partner Conrad Andersen, who was promoted in 2008, is to join Clifford Chance partner Brendan Moylan at the US firm. The latter’s move was revealed yesterday. While […]

Exit sign

Latham hires Clifford Chance PE partner in infrastructure push

Clifford Chance’s infrastructure M&A head Brendan Moylan is leaving the firm for Latham & Watkins in a move that reunites him with his former magic circle colleagues. Latham aggressively hired from Clifford Chance’s private equity practice in 2013/14 when it took on David Walker, Kem Ihenacho and Tom Evans. The US firm was said to have been […]

Homebase hands first-time mandate to Kirkland on restructuring bid

Kirkland & Ellis has won a first-time mandate from struggling DIY chain Homebase, which earlier today confirmed it was planning a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). Homebase is the latest retailer to announce such a move and follows in the wake of similar CVAs entered into by New Look, Prezzo and Mothercare. A CVA can be used by […]

cars

Slaughters and Weil lead on £1.2bn bid for Sheilas’ Wheels owner

Weil Gotshal & Manges and Slaughter and May have advised on the £1.2bn buyout of esure to Bain Capital in one of the largest insurance deals of the year so far. Slaughters led for esure, the owner of insurance brand Sheilas’ Wheels and former owner of price comparison website Gocompare.com. The deal team was led by corporate […]

House of Fraser

City firms on call in last-ditch attempt to save House of Fraser

A host of firms, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and RPC, have been on call this morning following the news that Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley is to buy House of Fraser through a pre-pack administration. The collapse marks the end of 169 years of solvent trading and puts 17,500 jobs at risk. A team from Freshfields […]

Analysis

Featured briefings

Reform of the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system

By Edward J. Dougherty Following a recent reform in 2015, the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system is sophisticated and comprehensive. Nevertheless, substantial discretion is allowed to the competent national authority, and this is the source of most challenges for innovators…

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

Switzerland maintains its globally leading position in international arbitration

By Michael Feit Switzerland has a long-standing tradition to serve as the seat for international disputes. Thanks to its very arbitration friendly legal framework, and overall encouraging factors such as Switzerland’s neutrality, stability and business-friendly environment, Switzerland has remained a top choice for international arbitration for parties from all over the world…

Amendments to the Hungarian Data Protection Act

By Dorottya Gindl The Hungarian Parliament has recently adopted legislation with the aim of harmonising the national data protection rules with the rules of the GDPR, and supplementing the national rules in areas not regulated by the GDPR. The Parliament adopted Act XXXVIII of 2018 (“Amendment“) in an extraordinary session and the new regulations entered […]

Customs duties for certain goods originating from the United States are increased in Russia

On 23 March 2018, the United States of America introduced a special protective measure in the form of increased customs duties on imports for steel and aluminium products, including those originating from the Russian Federation. Pursuant to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, a WTO member state affected by special protective measures shall have the […]

Brexit and the Jersey real estate market: implications, progress and outcomes

Last month, a long­awaited white paper setting out the “Chequers agreement” was finally released setting out the UK’s vision of its future relationship with the EU after Brexit. Although concentrating on movement of goods, with less focus on the services sector than hoped, I remain optimistic that, overall, Brexit will be a positive experience for […]

Structuring an ICO in the Cayman Islands

For businesses that have decided that they want to take the strategic decision to enter the digital age and conduct an initial coin offering (ICO), the next two questions are inevitable: one, from what jurisdiction should that business choose to launch and conduct its ICO and two, what suitable structure should be put in place […]

Kazakhstan and the Belt and Road

By Shaimerden Chikanayev Kazakhstan has high ambitions in China’s Belt and Road initiative, as it is geographically an ideal junction between China and the West and its interest in the Belt and Road is indisputable, with the Kazakh government already involved in Nurly Zhol (the Path of Light), a US$9 billion domestic economic stimulus plan […]

The contract law lifecycle

By Tom Cox and Alexander Wrixon At our most recent ThinkHouse Foundations event, Associate, Alex Wrixon, from our Commercial Litigation team gave an update on the latest developments in contracts law, looking at how key cases have a bearing on the ‘contract lifecycle’. This helpful overview touches on the hot topics of balancing ‘textualism’ and ‘contextualism’, […]

Beware of RPM: Commission issues fines for resale price-fixing

On 24 July 2018, the European Commission issued four decisions fining Asus, Philips, Denon & Marantz and Pioneer, for a total of €111m, for fixing or establishing minimum resale prices on online retailers, a commercial practice also known as resale price maintenance (RPM). According to the EC, such RPM practices restricted online retailers’ ability to […]

Angola: International comparative legal guide to project finance 2018

By Manuel Protásio and Vanusa Gomes Like other countries with a hydrocarbon-based economy, the Angolan economy depends largely on the offshore petroleum industry for 50% of its Gross Domestic Product and 70% of the country’s revenue, and has faced a severe economic setback attributed largely to the significant drop in oil prices in the international markets…

Competition regulation of Mongolia

The competition law regulates matters related to the creation of conditions for fair competition in the market for business entities, identification and implementation of legal and organisational grounds for prohibition, restriction and prevention of any activities impeding competition. This law is effective in the territory of Mongolia and other countries, if the entity engages in […]

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