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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 […]


Edwards Wildman plays the army game

Sometimes, working in an industry as highly pressured and focused as the law, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Sometimes it’s easy to forget there’s a bigger and often much nastier world out there. Flip this point of view and the newly launched initiative from Edwards Wildman to introduce serving members of […]


Change in the air for Barclays panel

Barclays is on the brink of a big change in the way it uses outside advisers What exactly is Barclays going to do with its lawyers? CEO Antony Jenkins’ Transform programme is bound to lead to deep spending cuts affecting law firm fees, but it looks as though the bank is going to go much […]


European moves: 11 July 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Dutch boutique Van Campen Liem has appointed Loyens & Loeff senior associate as a partner in its Luxembourg funds practice. The firm has also promoted corporate lawyers Cees Kersten and Bart Wehmeijer as partners in its Amsterdam office. Luxembourg firm […]

Silk Street’s finest storm the deal tables

This week, The Lawyer brings you a round-up of the City’s biggest deals in June. It has been a particularly busy month on Silk Street, with Linklaters storming Thomson Reuter’s UK and global rankings. The firm took the top spot worldwide by value, advising on $21.1bn (£14bn) of deals. In the UK, it took second […]

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