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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.

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Linklaters former tech head resurfaces in new role

The former chief operating officer of Linklaters’ in-house technology business has joined a startup in a new leadership role. Partha Mudgil, who last February left Linklaters’ Nakhoda startup after more than two years as its chief operating officer and co-founder, has joined no-code software development platform Bryter as the head of its newly-created financial services […]

royal courts of justice

In court this week: One Blackfriars, pharma and Bakers’ SDT battle with Sidley Austin and Capsticks

Starting on Monday will be the five-week virtual trial in the case of One Blackfriars Limited, with proceedings going ahead after a contentious case management hearing that took place back in April. Acting for the respondent and accountancy firm BDO is Mayer Brown, which previously accused Humphries Kerstetter of seizing upon the pandemic as a […]

Financial Conduct Authority

A&O and DACB act for insurers in FCA’s test case

Allen & Overy and DAC Beachcroft are among the firms on hand for insurance companies, as the UK’s financial regulator looks to bring test cases over their business interruption policies. The Financial Conduct Authority is to launch a series of test cases to resolve current uncertainty as to whether certain business interruption policies linked to […]

Scottish silk takes up role at 4 Pump Court

A top Scottish silk has joined 4 Pump Court, as he expands his practice to include matters in England and Wales. Axiom Chambers’ Roddy Dunlop QC is joining 4 Pump Court but will continue to practice in Scotland through Axiom Chambers. Dunlop was instructed by the UK Government last year, in a judicial review over […]

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