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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 […]


Cripps ties up network

South east firm Cripps Harries Hall has finalised its u500,000 network. The firm has bought around 170 terminals and PCs for use across its four offices in West Kent and East Sussex. DEC supplied the hardware is from DEC while software has been tailored by Edinburgh-based accounts and practice management supplier HG Usher. Cripps was […]

PLP guide to community care 'labyrinth'

THE PUBLIC Law Project (PLP) has put together a briefing document to lead lawyers through the “legal labyrinth” of community care. The guide may mean that more unlawful local authority decisions are challenged. Experts in public law say the “loose legal framework” of community care will inevitably spawn potential challenges. The Community Care Act 1990 […]

One degree too far

A libel action now in the pipeline promises to attract major attention when it reaches court. Three Degrees singer, Sheila Ferguson, 42, is suing royal biographer, Lady Colin Campbell and publishers Smith Gryphon, over allegations in the book linking her with Prince Charles.


Faxcast Broadcast Corporation was advised by Herbert Smith in its merger offer for u93.4m for Media Technology Corporation, advised by Slaughter and May.

Kirklees solicitor fills Lewisham top job

LEWISHAM Borough Council has appointed former Kirklees solicitor Judith Barnes as head of legal services. Barnes has been brought to London from her position as assistant head to fill the post which was empty for more than two years. Hired to lead the Direct Service Organisation (DSO) in future bidding against the private sector, Barnes […]

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