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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 […]


Deals summary

Rowe & Maw (Archana Hogarth) advised England Football Enterprises, a subsidiary company of the Football Association, on the successful planning application for its development of the National Football Centre, a state-of-the-art facility at a 350-acre site near Burton-Upon-Trent. East Staffordshire Borough Council advised in-house (David Duckitt). Staffordshire County Council also advised in-house (Colin Davis). Freshfields […]

Breaking news: Withers to marry American firm

Private client firm Withers has announced that it is to merge with a US firm. Its chosen partner is New York specialist private client law firm Bergman Horowitz & Reynolds and the deal will go through on 1 January 2002.In addition the merged firm will take on Joe Field, currently partner and head of international […]

Taking Cover

One act or four? War or terrorism? These are the questions insurers are asking after 11 September. Sheila Simison and Denis Whelan ask whether the industry will ever be the same again The attack on the World Trade Center was the worst terrorist assault on US soil, producing the biggest insurance losses in history, and […]

Mayer Brown ups litigation prior to Rowe & Maw deal

Mayer Brown & Platt has added a litigation capability to its London office with the hire of two Denton Wilde Sapte lawyers, just as merger negotiations with Rowe & Maw are reaching their final stages. Former Dentons litigation partner John Miles and senior assistant Marie Kidwell will both join Mayer Brown as equity partners today […]

New tribunal puts FSA under scrutiny

Under the new Financial Services and Markets Act, companies will be able to challenge Financial Service Association's (FSA) regulatory and disciplinary decisions at an independent tribunal.

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