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Newsflash: Canary Wharf Brexit frustration dispute settled

By Gwendoline Davies, Martin McKeague We reported, in February this year, the High Court’s decision in Canary Wharf v EMA [1] that Brexit will not frustrate (and therefore effectively terminate) the European Medical Agency’s lease at Canary Wharf. The High Court’s decision was generally welcomed because, had the High Court found for the EMA, countless leases and commercial contracts […]

A new energy and carbon reporting framework is in force

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson A new energy and carbon reporting framework applies from 1 April 2019, following abolition of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and the introduction of corresponding increases in rates of climate change levy. The Companies (Directors’ Report) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Energy and Carbon Report) Regulations […]

Directors’ remuneration: New regulations are in force

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson The Companies (Directors’ Remuneration Policy and Directors’ Remuneration Report) Regulations 2019 have come into force. The regulations introduce new requirements in relation to a company’s remuneration policy and remuneration report. The Companies (Directors’ Remuneration Policy and Directors’ Remuneration Report) Regulations 2019 (2019 Regulations) came into […]

Consultation launched into corporate transparency and reform of the Companies Register

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson On 5 May 2019 the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published a consultation on proposals to increase the transparency of UK corporate entities and to enhance the role of Companies House. The potential reforms would amount to the biggest changes to the UK […]

New proposals to make disclosure of distributable reserves mandatory

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson Concerns are mounting that the capital maintenance regime is being undermined and that the time has come for the disclosure of distributable and non-distributable reserves to be mandatory within a company’s audited accounts. Over the last few months there have been numerous reviews and consultations […]

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Mishcons merges with niche firm

Michael Eaton, founder and senior partner of the six partner firm will act as a consultant at the merged practice while Eatons’ current managing partner Martin Dacre will act as a partner. Under the merged entity, Eatons will be kept as a whole, operating as a sub division of the larger firm’s company and commercial […]

Lovells and Freshfields lead in property outsourcing bids

Leading City property lawyers are gearing up for the final bidding stages of groundbreaking outsourcing deals for the BBC and London Underground property portfolios. By the end of October, the BBC, advised by Linklaters & Alliance, is expected to draw up a shortlist of two or three from the five prospective consortia bidding to manage […]

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Kirkland & Ellis is relocating partner James Learner to its London office. He will advise clients on private equity, leveraged buyouts, venture capital, M&A, fund formation and other corporate transactions. He moves over from the Chicago office and joins David Eich, who is returning to the London office after a year in the US doing […]

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Lawrence Graham actively targets smaller-cap firms. This policy is borne out of the belief that an equivalent size lends weight to client relationships. Hugh Maule, Nicholas Heather, Jeffrey Elway and Charles Wilkinson all advise on AIM initial public offerings (IPOs). For Maule, the real advantage to AIM work is the opportunity to develop ongoing relationships […]

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Mayer Brown & Platt head of central Asia and projects partner Nabil Khodadad is quitting for Chadbourne & Park. Khodadad is taking two senior associates with him, along with several local lawyers from Kyrgyzstan and Tashkent in Uzbekistan. The move will dramatically affect Mayer Brown’s CIS coverage – its Moscow office was shut down just […]

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