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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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Walker Morris is shortlisted for Football Business Award 2014

The sports group at Walker Morris has been shortlisted for a Football Business Award 2014 in the Best Professional Service Business category. The awards recognise the best in football business excellence and celebrate successes and reward innovation off, rather than on, the pitch. The awards will be presented on 6 November at Stamford Bridge, home […]

Gateley advises cycling and sports retailer Wiggle on long-term lease

Gateley has advised Wiggle, an online cycling and tri-sports retailer, on its commitment to a long-term lease of the Citadel Logistics Centre in Wolverhampton. As one of the largest warehouse spaces in the Midlands, Citadel Logistics Centre will provide Wiggle with excellent access to national and international markets and supply chains via the region’s extensive road, rail […]

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Eon legal head Line takes on CMA probe role alongside Pinsents

Eon head of legal Graham Line has stepped down from his role to lead the company’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) probe into the energy market. Senior Eon lawyer Kirinjeet Kalsi has been put into his place as head of legal at the energy giant, and reports into general counsel Fiona Stark […]

Dan French joins Gateley as corporate recovery partner

Gateley has hired Dan French as a partner in its corporate recovery team. French specialises in corporate recovery and restructuring and in his present role acts for banks, asset-based lenders, insolvency practitioners and corporate clients on a range of matters. An experienced partner, French will complement the existing team. In his new role, he will […]

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