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New regulations have come into force which give transferring pension trustees more power to intervene where the requested transfer gives cause for concern, by allowing a transferring scheme to prevent a transfer where there are doubts regarding the legitimacy of the receiving scheme.
On 20 July 2021, the UK Government announced that the National Security & Investment Act 2021 will come into effect on 4 January 2022.
On 20 July 2021, the UK Government published proposals for a new competition regime for digital markets “to make it fairer for smaller businesses, entrepreneurs, and the British public”. These proposals include significant new powers for the Digital Markets Unit which was recently established within the CMA and an enforceable code of conduct for firms with so-called Strategic Market Status (SMS). The Government is also considering new merger control rules for firms with SMS. The proposals are now open for public consultation until 1 October 2021.
Lease termination and real estate litigation experts Martin McKeague and David Manda provide an essential update on a Court of Appeal case in connection with delivery-up of vacant possession and effective lease breaks.
Created and delivered by Shoosmiths’ commercial and projects team, these bitesize sessions will guide you through the elements of a commercial contract.
On 12 May 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson committed to holding a Public Inquiry into Covid-19 that will place “the state’s actions under the microscope”. Demonstrating that it is independent, objective and fair is fundamental to an Inquiry’s purpose.
In this short piece, the first in a series of articles shining light on the topic, Schillings’ specialist investigator picks some of the key, basic definitions that an asset tracer should be all too familiar with.
If they can be enforced, positive covenants can be troublesome for buyers and developers alike. But due care can bring any obligations to light during a transaction and help manage them.
The much awaited second consultation paper from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on new Consumer Duty is finally here.
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The exclusion of the magic circle from the latest CCS panel marks a shift in the UK Government’s procurement strategy
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A&O, Clifford Chance, Dechert and Linklaters seized the initiative and now sit at the very top of the market
Ashurst, Addleshaw Goddard and White & Case have inked a takeover for Burton-on-Trent-based pharmaceutical company Clinigen to be netted up in an all-cash deal by Triton Investment Management for £1.2bn. Ashurst acted as the legal advisers to Clinigen. The team was spearheaded by Ashurst chair Karen Davies, and assisted by senior corporate associates, Aimee Carroll-Hewitt […]
The Ince Group saw revenue rise to just shy of £50m in the last half-year, weeks after it announced the all-share acquisition of its nominated adviser that risked derailing its listed status. The firm saw revenue go up 5 per cent from £47.6m in the first six months of 2019/20 to £49.9m this time round. […]
The head of commercial within DWF’s specialist advocacy division is moving to 2 Temple Gardens, The Lawyer can reveal. Barrister Emma Walker is set to join the civil and commercial chambers from 1 January 2022. The move comes around one year after taking up the director role, which positioned her under head of advocacy Stephen […]
Fourteen firms have been told they have secured places on the UK Government’s general advice roster, after a last-minute challenge meant the announcement was delayed. Womble Bond Dickinson has now withdrawn its claim against the UK Government, in which it had contested the final line-up of the roster. A Part 7 claim had been filed […]
As law firms compete to offer the best NQ salaries, barristers’ chambers too are considering how best to attract top talent.
Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has reported a reduction in operating costs of nearly 4 per cent, according to its recent LLP accounts, while turnover nudged up slightly. The firm’s revenue for its Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) operations rose by 2 per cent from £472.4m to £482.5m over 2020/21. Alongside this there was a […]
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