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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 […]

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Cause for concern

Imagine struggling away at your job and ending the year without making any money out of it. Not so hard to imagine for a vast number of practitioners, who will find the newly-released figures on earnings and profitability in the solicitors’ profession a depressing confirmation of what they already know to be true. According to […]

In brief: New home for Brooke North & Goodwin

Leeds firm Brooke North & Goodwin is relocating to new purpose-built offices this week. The firm, which has spent the past 30 years in its Yorkshire House offices, will move to Great George Street’s Crown House.

Flotations

Lovell White Durrant advised electronics company Vero Group on its London Stock Exchange listing by way of a placing and intermediaries offer. Slaughter and May advised sponsors SBC Warburg.

Litigation Recent Decisions 12/12/95

Compulsory acquisition of land by authority R v Northumbrian Water, ex parte Able UK (1995). QBD (Carnwath J) 1/12/95. Summary: Water company held entitled to withdraw its notice to treat notwithstanding having taken possession of the land which it sought to acquire. Position concerning the advance payment made to the landowner. In 1991 the respondent […]

Clients ditch loyalty in search for better value

CLIENTS are increasingly shopping around on the grounds of price and quality to find the most suitable law firms, according to a report on the buying and selling of legal services. The report, which includes findings from a survey of the top 60 law firms, reveals that clients are becoming less loyal to their law […]

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