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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 […]

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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 […]

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 under CPR 71 – Court of Appeal

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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Retired cleaner Norma Lomas, one of many victims of crime for whom court orders are not worth the paper they are written on. A judge ordered the thief who stole Lomas’ family heirloom gold sovereign necklace to pay her u15 compensation, but two years on Lomas has only received u6.43. Frankenstein foods. Friends of the […]

Orricks steals Cameron McKenna duo

US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has lured two Cameron McKenna project finance partners to join its London office. Martin Stewart-Smith and Paul Stock join the San Francisco-based firm from Cameron McKenna’s energy and construction department. Ian Johnson, managing partner of Orricks’ London office, says: “Martin and Paul’s addition further deepens our project finance resources […]

Flotations & Financing

Norton Rose acted for Scotia Water Dalmuir on the £50m design, build, finance and operation of new waste-water treatment works at Dalmuir. Banking partner David Coulter led Norton Rose’s team. Bird Semple acted for Scotia Water. Wilde Sapte and McGrigor Donald advised Paribas, which arranged the loan. Dundas & Wilson acted for the West of […]

Property

Clifford Chance property solicitor Richard Hopkinson-Woolley advised Burford Group on the £200,000 annual grant of a lease of space in London’s Trocadero for an £8m James Bond “Licensed to Thrill” simulator ride. Foot & Bowden general commercial solicitor Richard Sutton advised tenants The Entertainment Team Rides.

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