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Trends in transatlantic acquisition finance

Contents A transatlantic future The US influence on the European market The rise of the non-bank lenders The patchwork of Europe The political impact Case Study: Financing Bain’s Acquisition of Kantar from WPP Team structure Conclusion: what next? Key takeaways The convergence of documentary terms, investors and commercial approaches across the European and US loan […]

MLD5 update and new EU AML action plan

The European Commission has issued a recent update on the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5). We examine what the MLD5 entails and outline the next steps to be taken.

High Court analyses compensation order regime under the CDDA accounting

The compensation order regime Compensation orders aim to make directors financially accountable for the consequences of their unfit conduct. They were introduced in October 2015 by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which amended the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA). Under the new regime, the Insolvency Service can apply to court (on […]



Celebrity lawyers aim for ‘divorces with dignity’

An alliance of high profile lawyers to the stars are teaming up to launch a popular US alternative dispute resolution procedure for divorces in London this week. The Central London Collaborative Forum (CLCF) aims to reduce the costs and acrimony involved in the divorces of the rich and famous. Manches partner James Stewart, one of […]

XXIV Old Buildings snares Geneva head from 2 Temple Gardens

XXIV Old Buildings has ramped up its international offering with the hire of 2 Temple Gardens barrister Ian Meakin as its Geneva office head. Commercial chancery set XXIV Old Buildings has ramped up its international offering with the hire of 2 Temple Gardens barrister Ian Meakin as its Geneva office head. Meakin, who was called […]

Eversheds expands in CEE with Czech tie-up

Eversheds has ramped up its Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) capabilities by sealing an association with Czech law firm Balcar Polansky & Spol. Balcar joins Eversheds’ international network today (1 October), adding two more countries, the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic, to Eversheds’ existing 32 offices. The Czech law firm, which has nine partners […]

Dewey partners uploaded to LeBoeuf

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae’s website now includes all of Dewey Ballantine’s partners, despite the combination between the two firms not going live until Monday 1 October. The two firms announced on Wednesday (26 September) that the respective partnerships had voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of the combination (, 26 September). Despite LeBoeuf chairman Steve Davis […]

Magister turns up the heat in Kiev with new COO

Competition in the legal hot spot of Ukraine is intensifying after Kiev-based Magister & Partners hired its first chief operating officer (COO) to boost its $22m (£10.92m) annual turnover. Magister has given Jason Bruzdzinski a mandate to develop an aggressive growth plan for the Ukrainian firm. Bruzdzinski joins from the Mitre Corporation, which is a […]

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