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Roundtable Roundup: How to run your legal department like a business

Historically, the legal department has been seen as a cost centre that performs necessary legal tasks. Fortunately, times are changing, and the legal department is making strides to becoming a strategic business partner. But where do you start? Neota Logic held a roundtable session where in house legal delegates shared ideas and advised on how […]

Countdown to Brexit – Data transfers

Introduction Cross-border data flows and the openness of the digital economy are essential to the UK’s trading relationships with the EU, the US and the rest of the world. All the while that the UK has been a part of the EU, businesses have come to rely on the seamless flow of personal data in […]

When is the guarantee of an AGA enforceable?

By Martin McKeague In Co-operative Group Food v A&A Shah Properties, the High Court has provided guidance on the tricky issue of how a guarantor can validly guarantee an outgoing tenant’s obligations in an authorised guarantee agreement, without breaching the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995. Specialist Real Estate Litigator Martin McKeague explains and offers practical […]

The Securitisation & Structured Finance Handbook – 2020

By Lukas Wyss In 2018 and 2019 the public Swiss ABS market has seen a number of transactions by constant ABS issuers, such as AMAG Leasing AG, Cembra Money Bank AG and Swisscard AECS GmbH. In addition, Valiant Bank has issued a second, third and fourth tranche of covered bonds and has now covered bonds […]

Life Science Law Update

Data protection of health insured persons The Federal Council intends to clarify the use of individual data in compulsory health care insurance. New measures to combat higher costs in public health care sector In a first package, the Federal Council adopted new measures against rising costs in the public health care sector, such as a […]

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SRA critics call for corporate specialism

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) must fundamentally reform how it regulates corporate firms to restore the profession’s confidence in the watchdog, a report by former Ministry of Justice (MoJ) civil ­servant Nick Smedley has found. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) must fundamentally reform how it regulates corporate firms to restore the profession’s confidence in the […]

Recession is no excuse for discrimination

Clare McConnell, chair of the Association of Women Solicitors and a partner at Stephenson Harwood The business of law faces many challenges. Times are not easy and the challenges grow by the day. The best we can do is to ensure our firms do not fail and to lay strong foundations for future growth when […]

Slaughters advises Premier on Oilexco acquisition

Premier Oil has agreed to buy Oilexco North Sea for $505m (£344m), rescuing it from administration and leading to mandates for Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith and Slaughter and May. Premier Oil has agreed to buy Oilexco North Sea for $505m (£344m), rescuing it from administration and leading to mandates for Allen […]

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Tulkinghorn: Ivories coasting

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Fladgate triumphs in £17m planning row

The High Court has thrown out a £17m claim brought against Fladgate Fielder by Land Securities. The High Court has thrown out a £17m claim brought against Fladgate Fielder by Land Securities. The multimillion-pound claim was brought after Fladgate sought to bring a judicial review of a planning application for a major development in London’s […]

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