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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 […]


Litigation Recent Decisions 30/07/96

Damages awarded on appeal for repetitive strain injury Pickford v Imperial Chemical Industries. CA (Stuart-Smith LJ, Waite LJ and Swinton-Thomas LJ) 18/7/96. Summary: Successful appeal by a secretary/typist against dismissal of her claim for repetitive strain injury from long hours of typing. Appeal against dismissal of plaintiff’s claim for repetitive strain injury, which the plaintiff […]


Manches & Co acted for mid-Southern Water, Eastbourne Water and West Kent Water on securing a £12.5 million leasing facility with various water treatment plants and equipment.

Inspectors see Sefton troubles

GOVERNMENT inspectors visiting Sefton magistrates courts witnessed defendants drinking alcohol, a scuffle to which police were called and heard a litany of complaints from staff about having to deal with people on drugs. The Magistrates Courts Service inspectors have called for a security review at the two courts in Sefton, at Bootle and Southport. Their […]

Pending cases

Cases pending in the Queens Bench Division jury list include: Kundi v Chief Constable of Police for Kent (not before 29 September 1996); Aitken v Preston (not before 1 October 1996); Mattistone & anr v Time Out Magazine (not before 9 September 1996); Penny v Drake (not before 1 September 1996); Western Provident Association v […]

Firms retain trainees as market picks up

A Healthy number of trainees qualifying in September will be kept on by the top UK firms. Of the 14 London and regional firms contacted by The Lawyer, an average of only three trainees per firm were yet to be offered places. The firms reported increasing workloads as well as better trainee selection procedures. But […]

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