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Trends in transatlantic acquisition finance

Contents A transatlantic future The US influence on the European market The rise of the non-bank lenders The patchwork of Europe The political impact Case Study: Financing Bain’s Acquisition of Kantar from WPP Team structure Conclusion: what next? Key takeaways The convergence of documentary terms, investors and commercial approaches across the European and US loan […]

MLD5 update and new EU AML action plan

The European Commission has issued a recent update on the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5). We examine what the MLD5 entails and outline the next steps to be taken.

High Court analyses compensation order regime under the CDDA accounting

The compensation order regime Compensation orders aim to make directors financially accountable for the consequences of their unfit conduct. They were introduced in October 2015 by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which amended the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA). Under the new regime, the Insolvency Service can apply to court (on […]


East & Concord helps Beijing Gas win AIIB’s first project financing in China

On March 19, Beijing Gas Group Co Ltd together with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and China Clean Development Mechanism Fund (CDMFUND) held a signing ceremony at the headquarters of AIIB in Beijing to launch cooperation in promoting Beijing Gas’s consumption of clean energy and in the transformation and upgrading of energy structure in Beijing […]

Karanović & Nikolić advises PPF in acquisition of Telenor’s CEE operations

Karanović & Nikolić, together with White & Case as lead international counsel, advised PPF Group, the Czech investment firm, on the €2.8bn acquisition of Telenor’s assets in Central and Eastern Europe. The transaction includes the Norwegian telecoms firm’s mobile operations in Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro and Serbia, as well as the technology service provider Telenor Common Operation. The transaction requires necessary regulatory […]

No5’s Shakil Najib and Tim Harrington appointed as recorders

No5 Chambers’ Shakil Najib and Tim Harrington have been appointed as Recorders. Shakil will sit in Crime on the North Eastern Circuit. Tim will sit in Crime on the Northern Circuit. Both are amongst 133 Recorders appointed by the Queen, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP, and the […]

Trevor Griffith, Sharpe Pritchard

The Hot 100 career quiz: Trevor Griffiths

Name: Trevor Griffiths Firm: Sharpe Pritchard Position: Partner Trained at: Sharpe Pritchard In Hot 100 for: Isle of Wight Council v Platt, the landmark Supreme Court school attendance case. Read his full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? I am actually old enough to have done Articles and therefore was an […]

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