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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 […]



News in brief Kennedys has made up three partners – Sumiya Basha, Anthony Greenwood and Paul Spibey. All three are specialists in insurance litigation and professional indemnity. Anthony Greenwood and Paul Spibey both joined Kennedys’ Newmarket office from Mills & Reeves. Kennedys now boasts 56 partners.

Tods Murray wins shipping specialist from McClures

Scottish firm Tods Murray has bolstered its corporate finance and commercial practice with a partner from smaller rival McClure Naismith. `Alistair Burrow joins the Glasgow office of Tods Murray and brings the firm specialist experience in areas including shipping and insolvency.`Burrow acted for Altnamara Shipping in the £6m purchase of the Hebridean Spirit. He also […]


So the bar doesn’t want Tony Blair. Well, it’s just a shame they didn’t get out to vote then, isn’t it, because he’s back. But the reasons for the overwhelming rejection of a hypothetical tenancy application to the UK’s top 20 sets from our Prime Minister might actually have less to do with politics and […]

Norton Rose eyes Beijing to dovetail with HK return

Norton Rose has applied for a licence to open in China after deciding to establish a presence in Beijing. `Although the firm has chosen Beijing rather than Shanghai, it is expected that Chinese regulations will make it easier in future for law firms to switch between cities.`The move has been timed to coincide with the […]

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