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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 […]

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Ford Credit links up with Lovells for Prince's Trust pro bono work

Ford Credit is setting up a pro bono initiative with the Prince’s Trust, becoming, it is believed, only the third in-house legal department to provide free legal advice. The five-strong legal team is working with Lovells, particularly Yasmin Waljee, a full-time pro bono coordinator at the firm, to provide general advice to young people who […]

Barlow Lyde opens in Oxford

City firm Barlow Lyde & Gilbert is broadening its corporate practice through the appointment of an IT team in Oxford. The team will set up an office in Oxford Business Park, giving Barlows a UK presence outside London for the first time. The mo ve will also make Barlows the first City firm with a […]

Never mind the…

On the subject of names, last week an unfortunate accident occurred in the rarefied surroundings of the Temple. A certain KLegal tax litigation director had attended a meeting and might possibly have indulged in a couple of sherries. Perhaps – just perhaps – he was a little unsteady as he made his way to the […]

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