Chivas auction and a trip into space create a challenge for Bates Wells

Adventures as diverse as a trip to the international space station and a day on the set of ER are among those available in a massive charity auction on which Bates Wells & Braithwaite advised.

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FCA test case ruling – welcome news for businesses

The High Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Whilst the judgment may be appealed by the insurers, it is a very positive outcome for most businesses.

Can SECR fill the void where ESOS failed?

Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.

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The attack on the World Trade Center has pushed the Government into drafting stronger anti-terrorist laws. Jon Robins talks to the lawyers who argue that new legislation will harm civil liberties more than it hinders terrorists No one is seriously suggesting that compulsory identification (ID) cards would prevent the kind of atrocities that took place […]

MacRoberts

For the past three years, MacRoberts has gone all-out on PFI, and its strategy seems to be working Glasgow and Edinburgh-based MacRoberts was one of the first firms to attempt to pick up PFI work.It has built a reputation for work in this area, and has handled some very large transactions in the past 18 […]

Cuatrecasas seeks Mexican best friend

Spanish firm Cuatrecasas is looking for a best friend alliance in Mexico, with a view to opening an office. It has formal alliances in Argentina and Brazil and recently announced plans for an office in the same premises as its Brazilian best friend Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice (The Lawyer, 24 September).“We’d look to follow […]

Breaking news – Clark quits CC for Morgan Stanley role

Clifford Chance chairman Keith Clark is leaving to join investment bank Morgan Stanley at the start of next year Clark, who has been in the role at Clifford Chance since 1993, will be international general counsel at Morgan Stanley and a member of its six-strong executive committee for Europe. He will be based in London […]

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