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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.

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Mayer Brown snags Dechert banking partner in London

A Dechert banking and finance partner has left the firm to join US firm Mayer Brown in London. Charles Malpass leaves Dechert after almost a decade, where he was the firm’s head of European structured finance and real estate finance. Malpass has a wide-ranging structured finance practice focused on real estate, non-performing loan transactions and […]

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Weil strengthens London office with Slaughters corporate partner hire

Weil Gotshal & Manges has bolstered its corporate bench strength in London by hiring a partner from Slaughter and May. Murray Cox is the partner in question, who advises on all aspects of corporate law with a keen focus on public M&A and private equity transactions. He has spent the past 13 years at Slaughters […]

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Serious Fraud Office suffers setback after Supreme Court decision

The Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the UK’s fraud office, ruling today that the Serious Fraud Office cannot force a non-UK company to produce documents as part of an investigation. The High Court had originally ruled in favour of the SFO in a 2018 decision, with the Court of Appeal upholding this decision. […]

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