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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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IBA condemns Sri Lankan judicial system

AN International Bar Association (IBA) report has condemned the deteriorating judicial and constitutional system of Sri Lanka. The report finds that the government of Sri Lanka has attempted to act unconstitutionally, that the independence of the judiciary has been undermined by the chief justice and that the Sri Lankan media has been harassed and intimidated.Until […]

Baker & McKenzie launches a fourth Brazil office

Baker & McKenzie has opened a fourth office in Brazil, taking its global tally to 62. The international firm has formalised its longstanding association with local practitioners to set up a base in the southern city of Porto Alegre.The office will be headed by partners Claudio Mangoni Moretti and Ricardo Dornelles Chaves Barcellos. They will […]

New tribunal puts FSA under scrutiny

Under the new Financial Services and Markets Act, companies will be able to challenge Financial Service Association's (FSA) regulatory and disciplinary decisions at an independent tribunal.

Ashursts launches global pro bono scheme

Ashurst Morris Crisp is embarking on an international pro bono drive, with the Paris and Frankfurt offices earmarked as the first locations for new projects. The firm has a community scheme running in its New Delhi office, but has decided to integrate all of its offices into an international pro bono scheme. The scheme will […]

Reining in the lawyers

While Mrs Tulkinghorn is a big fan of the Channel Islands as a holiday destination, it is not often that its legal market is regarded as a driving force in the development of law firm practice. It was only a month or two ago, for example, that The Lawyer reported on what is believed to […]

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