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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 […]


Holland & Knight axes 60 lawyers

170 support staff to go as firm undergoes structural review Holland & Knight has cut 60 fee-earning positions and laid off 170 support staff in its most dramatic cost-saving attempt to date. Partners, counsel and associates are among the 60 to be made redundant.The Florida-based firm has been forced to cull staff due to overcapacity […]

Five-minute smiling

Tulkinghorn has bought himself a treadmill (which he still cannot stand up on while it’s in motion) after his bravado got the better of him. You see, Tulkinghorn’s friend, Taylor Joynson Garrett partner Martin Winter, was telling him the other day how he ran the Flora London Marathon in under four hours. And, momentarily forgetting […]

Latham makes CSFB lawyer New York partner

Latham & Watkins has hired Credit Suisse First Boston lawyer David Brodsky as a partner in its New York office Securities litigator Brodsky has swapped his role as managing director and general counsel for the Americas at the investment bank for a return to private practice. Kenneth Conboy, co-chair of Latham’s global securities practice, commented: […]

A&O’s Tokyo office gains US law capability

Allen & Overy (A&O) has launched a US law practice in its Toyko office The firm has taken on Fenwick & West lawyer Piyasena Perera to head up the new practice. Perera will join A&O as senior counsel. The firm is also moving capital markets partner David Shearer from London to Toyko to bolster its […]

Covington’s SEC hire boosts securities

Covington & Burling has recruited the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) director of corporate finance to head up its securities practice David Martin has joined the US firm as a partner and will split his time between New York and Washington DC.Despite being in the US top 100 law firms, DC-based Covington is not renowned […]

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