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Visa’s Acquisition of Plaid – Who Benefits Most?

Now that the deal, announced at the beginning of the year, has finally been cleared, what do Plaid and Visa stand to gain from it? Simon De Broise examines the likely impact of the acquisition on the two companies and the financial sector as a whole.

Startup Series – II – Building Your Company

I. INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING COMPANY FOR STARTUPS In the first article of our startup series, we have mentioned crowdfunding, which is a contemporary and interesting topic, and dwelled on the conditions of using crowdfunding as an alternative financing source in your company. For the second article of our series, we want to turn our course back a little bit, to the period when your ideas and your startup are slowly maturing. One of the most important questions in mind during the initial period when there is no legal entity yet when there is just you and perhaps your partner, your opinion and effort are undoubtedly “Will we establish a company?”

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) have acted on Blackstone’s £120m acquisition of a logistics portfolio from Clearbell Capital. BCLP acted for Clearbell from its London and Southampton offices, led by funds and investment management head Justin Cornelius and partner Kieran Saunders. Partners Claire Milton and Verity Waington advised on real […]

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The slow and steady decline of lockup discipline

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Addleshaws signs up to “next generation lawyer” pilot

Addleshaw Goddard has signed up to an O-shaped lawyer pilot, aimed at instilling the next generation of lawyers with skills that go beyond legal. Director of AG Consulting Greg Bott is running the six-month O-shaped lawyer pilot alongside Network Rail general counsel Dan Kayne, who conceived the initiative in early 2019 and has since invited […]

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Signature partner reunites with HSF colleague for new venture

Signature Litigation partner Simon Bushell is leaving the boutique after three years, having joined in 2017 from Latham & Watkins. Bushell was also at Latham for three years and previously headed the US firm’s London litigation practice. He has set up a new firm called Seladore Legal, alongside Gareth Keillor, a former of counsel at […]

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