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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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BLP advocacy head Stuart Isaacs QC joins King & Spalding

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)’s advocacy head Stuart Isaacs QC has joined King & Spalding’s (K&S) global disputes team as a partner, effective 9 February. BLP appointed Isaacs as an equity partner to develop its in house advocacy unit in October 2011 (27 October 2011). Isaacs, who divided his time between London and Singapore at South […]

Eversheds advises Places for People Group on acquisition of residential developer

Eversheds has advised Places for People Group (PfP) on its acquisition of ZeroC, a sustainable residential developer active across the UK. ZeroC focuses on designing new and sustainable communities in conjunction with significant landowners, including the Homes & Communities Agency and The Duchy of Cornwall. PfP is one of the largest property management, development and […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 03 February 2015

Popular beat artist Robin Thicke made headlines last year with a really very catchy tune and some really very unfortunate lyrics. We looked them up for the purposes of this email and quite apart from the sexism, there are some crimes against language in there. “In a hundred years not dare, would I / Pull […]

Simmons & Simmons’ Hoyland sets out plans for 2015

Simmons & Simmons managing partner Jeremy Hoyland has started the year by setting about drawing up a new three-year strategy and reflecting an economy that has been “defying gravity”. The firm has numerous new initiatives taking hold, such as a newly opened funds practice in Luxembourg, its new contract lawyer offering Adaptive, and the IP […]

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Deutsche Bank legal costs fall by 80 per cent in Q4 2014 as cases linger

Deutsche Bank’s litigation costs fell by over 80 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, from €1.1bn to €207m (£155m), helping the bank to a surprise pretax profit. The figures revealed in the fourth quarter report follows news last October that Germany’s largest lender had posted a […]

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