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New Court of Appeal case a game-changer for arbitration in family law

By Sarah Green A recent Court of Appeal case has the potential to change the landscape of arbitration in family law. With the court backlog worse than ever as a result of Covid-19, out-of-court settlement options, such as Early Neutral Evaluations, Private FDRs and Arbitration are seen as increasingly attractive prospects for separating couples, who […]

Decade-long Saad litigation settled between AHAB and Grant Thornton Defendants

By Rupert Bell, Shelley White, Colette Wilkins, Andrew Gibson, Arikka Farley After over 11 years of litigation, Walkers Cayman is pleased to announce that Walkers’ clients, the Grant Thornton Defendants, have reached a confidential settlement with AHAB which results in their release from the AHAB v. Saad Investments and Others proceedings in the Cayman Islands. The proceedings […]

The remote trustee: Getting your house in order after the Covid-19 pandemic

By David Pytches, Monique Bhullar, Philip Paschalides, David Pytches, Clive Thomas To say 2020 has been a challenging year for many would be an understatement. The onset of COVID-19 saw significant hardships for millions of people globally and the economic impacts continue to ripple across the world’s economy, with many expecting these negative consequences to […]

How to manage virtual cross-cultural teams – Interculturality

How to manage virtual teams In our last blog, we explored why it’s important to capitalise on internal resources by designing inclusive workplaces. Inclusion often encounters resistance among those who consider it a passing HR trend and feel the voice of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocates is too paternalistic. But often this resistance exists because […]

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Heller revisits WilmerHale for second raid in the City

Heller Ehrman has made a second raid on WilmerHale to augment the hires of three corporate partners two weeks ago. The West Coast firm has returned for tax partner Christopher Prout and senior corporate associate Scott Leonard-Morgan, who both join Heller as partners, together with three more corporate associates, as first revealed on www.thelawyer. com […]

Where’s your tax at?

Cross-border insurance transactions are likely to throw up tax problems. Greg Sinfield and John Young look at how Zurich in particular is addressing the issue

Lovells says yes to LLP conversion

Lovells has voted to convert to an English limited liability partnership (LLP) from 1 May 2007. Lovells partners last night (5 March) voted overwhelmingly in favour of the conversion, despite lingering concerns over the tax status of a UK LLP in France. Lovells, along with other City firms with German operations, received assurance in November […]

DLA Piper advises on £715m Crest Nicholson bid

DLA Piper client Castle Bidco has agreed a £715m offer for property developer Crest Nicholson after the Takeover Panel extended its offer deadline to today. Crest Nicholson, advised by longstanding counsel Linklaters, has confirmed that it will accept an offer at 629.7 pence per share, unanimously accepted by Crest Nicholson’s board. It had previously rejected […]

Hammonds falls prey to DWF swoop for real estate team

DWF has taken on a real estate team from Hammonds as the firm continues to implement its aggressive growth strategy. Hammonds real estate litigation partner Andrew Todd and associate Sophie Lawton are set to join DWF’s Leeds office. DWF managing partner Andrew Leaitherland told The Lawyer: “These hires show our commitment to Leeds and also […]

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