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European public procurement: Commentary on Directive 2014/24/EU

The detailed commentary on European public procurement provides an authoritative interpretation of each provision in the main EU Directive on public procurement – Directive 2014/24/EU. It also highlights the application problems and interpretative issues being raised in EU Member States, which in due time will make their way up to the CJEU or even require further legislative interventions.

There is no normal: rapid change requires resilience

Phil Muller, director of legal services at Williams Lea, explains why law firms need to make better use of data, technology and distributed working to future-proof their business models.

Offshore Litigation: Rule in Gibbs applied – Recognition of Singapore moratoria denied in Scotland

In the recent Scottish case of Chang Chin Fen v Cosco Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Ltd, the Outer House of the Court of Session refused petitions brought by debtor companies under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations, 2006 to, amongst other things, recognise moratoria obtained in the Singapore High Court on the basis that to do so would prejudice the rights of a creditor to claim under its English-law governed debt, which stood outside the proposed Singapore schemes.

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DLA bulks up in restructuring with Paul Hastings hire

DLA Piper has hired one of Paul Hastings’ restructuring partners to bolster its offering in the City. David Manson will jump ship to DLA after just over two years at Paul Hastings, which he joined in 2017 from White & Case. He was a senior associate at White & Case from 2006 to 2012 and […]

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DLA brings in independent consultants to “stress test” governance

DLA Piper has turned to a consultancy firm to assess its board governance and effectiveness of the committee. The firm sought the help of the Independent Board Evaluation (IBE), which was launched in 2008 by Ffion Hague, a former broadcaster. A team of researchers from the independent consultancy reviewed the effectiveness of DLA Piper’s board, […]

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DLA Piper debuts “crisis simulation training” to avoid the next Carillion

DLA Piper has invested between £100,000 to £300,000 to launch a new service that will guide clients through tough decision-making in high-risk and challenging infrastructure projects. The training service, called “DLA Piper Project Simulator”, was inspired by Carillion’s liquidation in 2017. It is one of the first products stemming out of the firm’s ‘radical change‘ […]

DLA acts on sale of Square Mile police station

DLA Piper has acted on the £40m sale of the City’s Grade II* listed Wood Street police station as it is set to be transformed into a five-star hotel. Real estate partner Jo Owen has acted for Wood Street Hotel, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Magnificent Hotels on its £40m purchase of the police station […]

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