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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 […]


ABN Amro hunts for new Asian compliance chief

ABN Amro’s Asian compliance chief and head of legal in Hong Kong has resigned from the Dutch banking giant.Carmel Breadner is due relocate to Portugal with her family.Tony Corcoran, ABN Amro’s head of legal for Asia Pacific, will step into Breadner’s role on a temporary basis. Laurie Adams, the bank’s global head of legal and […]

Philip Green’s efforts to head Safeway rivals off at the pass

Helen Power reports on where the Takover Panel stands regarding gagging orders on rival bidders Philip Green doesn’t seem to like lawyers much. According to The Times, he told a small business conference two weeks ago that lawyers charge you a lot for nothing except a lot of paper. In the case of Safeway, Green’s […]

Give that firm a cigar

On calling the White & Case press office this week with a certain legal query, the press officer in question advised The Lawyer hack that the best person to answer the relevant query would be none other than Bill Clinton. “Bill Clinton?” asked the confused hack. “As in William J Clinton?” “That’s right,” came the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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