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Navigating a new reality in the client-empowered era

To thrive in the new era of the empowered client, law firms must make investments designed to modernise the way they run their firms and service their clients. This requires changing culture, developing new competencies, and operationalising new ways of working. Innovative technologies are key enablers to accelerating rms’ transformations in these areas. New research […]

Procurement and state aid update: preparing for Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third-party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Data protection: sunset of £500k, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information – CoA

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

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Perrin's View

Leslie Perrin is managing partner of Osborne Clarke. He can be contacted at leslie.perrin@osborneclarke.com The One Stop Shop – doncha just love it! There must be some recurring viral dysfunction which causes this crapulous idea to be periodically revived just when civilisation thought it had, like smallpox, been eradicated. If anyone can think of a […]

Deloittes partner moves to Linklaters

Linklaters has appointed a new finance director from the ranks of Deloitte & Touche. Nick Heywood-Waddington was a partner at the accountancy firm for 12 years but has now joined Linklaters to see the firm’s financial arrangements through the merger procedures with the Alliance partners. After a total of 22 years with Deloitte & Touche, […]

Clifford Chance appoints special advisor

Mayhew – whose City links include Chair of the Policy And Resources Committee of the Corporation of London – will advise on relations between the public and private sector. A former Chairman of the Corporation of London’s Education Committee, Mayhew will also advise the firm on recruitment, education and training initiatives – including its relationship […]

Zoo learns VAT lesson at High Court

Roger Pearson reports on Chester Zoo’s bid for VAT exemption on admission fees as it claims to offer an educational service. The right of Customs and Excise to charge VAT on admission to places such as zoos, art galleries and museums was scrutinised by the High Court last month. A challenge from Chester Zoo that […]

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