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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 […]


Success story?

When Freeserve was unhappy with Oftel's ruling on BT Openworld, it took the case to the CAT. But was its appeal a success? That depends on which way you look at it, says Robbie Downing

Gateley Wareing converts to LLP

Midlands-based firm Gateley Wareing is set to become a limited-liability partnership (LLP) by 1 September 2003, following the lead of Birmingham giant Wragge & Co, which converted to LLP status at the beginning of the month The firm’s senior partner Michael Ward told The Lawyer that a shift towards LLPs is inevitable for people who […]

Ashursts-Fried Frank: deal was dashed by French revolution

Ashurst Morris Crisp’s Paris office has emerged as the major opposition to the merger with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. The drawn-out talks, which finally ended last week, came up against considerable resistance from Paris, which is headed by corporate rainmaker Thomas Forschbach. It is believed the office was concerned about integration issues with […]

Money for nothing

The recent spate of ‘golden goodbyes’ has sparked public outrage. Will the furore result in new legislation to curb payoffs to directors who perform badly? Or would that do more harm to business than good? Jon Robins finds out where the law stands When it comes to scoring easy political Bro-wnie points with the public, […]

Gerroff moi office block

Well isn’t Clifford Chance the precious little darling. Tulkinghorn hears that the firm – or more specifically London managing partner Peter Charlton – threw a bit of a wobbler when he found out that Gensler, the architectural firm charged with doing up the Canary Wharf site, had shown some people around the building. Apparently a […]

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