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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 […]


Former bankruptcy head finds new post

Dewey Ballantine’s former head of bankruptcy has jumped ship to Boston’s Ropes & Gray after nearly 20 years with the firm. Stuart Hirshfield has joined the Boston firm’s office in New York, where he will head up the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice. Hirshfield’s move is the latest step in Ropes & Gray’s attempts to […]

Shearman profits from Linklaters conflict on Selfridges

Shearman & Sterling has scooped instructions from new Linklaters’ client Robert Tchenguiz, because the magic circle firm was conflicted out of after advising on a competing bid for luxury department store chain Selfridges.Shearman corporate partner Adrian Knight is leading, alongside finance partner Caroline Leedsruby. Shearman has connections to Lanphere, who was previously at Advent and […]

Manchester firms continue to grow

Manchester firms experienced respectable revenue growth this year as the North West market continued to cope with the economic downturn Halliwell Landau’s turn-over grew by 13 per cent, down on a 20 per cent rise the year before, while Pannone & Partners saw a 16 per cent rise compared with 20 per cent the previous […]

Stringer Saul boosts commercial property with Jeffrey Green hire

West End firm Stringer Saul has hired a partner from Jeffrey Green Russell as part of a new growth plan.David Connick joins the commercial property practice at Stringer Saul, which is headed by Martin Ackland. He brings particular expertise in retail, leisure and development work. Connick said: “I will be welcoming old clients into the […]

Linklaters’ Angel to continue as global head

Linklaters has re-elected Tony Angel as worldwide managing partner. Angel, who, it is understood, was elected after standing uncontested, has held the post since November 1998 and will now serve until June 2007. First revealed on 6 May

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