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Are Google’s cookies crumbling?

People who do not wish their data to be mined by Google Analytics seem to have been under the impression that choosing Google’s “Incognito” mode would prevent their personal data being mined by Analytics. Not so, says Google.

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.

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Paul Hastings grows Tokyo with Goldman Sachs hire

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has bolstered its Tokyo real estate finance practice with the appointment of Naosuke Fujita, the managing director of Goldman Sachs’ legal department in Japan. Paul Hastings hopes that Fujita’s move to its joint venture firm Taiyo Law Office as a partner will strengthen relations with the US investment bank. “I […]

Scary canaries

If you go down to the park next week, you could be in for a big surprise – and you’ll certainly see some well-known property figures in a whole new light. Canary Wharf general counsel and highly-rated songstress Michael Ashley- Brown will be performing in drag at the Party Near the Park charity event for […]

Heller Ehrman grows in Asia with Hong Kong boost

Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe’s Hong Kong office has scooped a team of lawyers from Siao Wen and Leung in order to bolster its local law capability. The San Francisco-based firm has taken the bulk of Siao Wen’s corporate securities, commercial and China practice. The 19-strong group comprises four partners –founding partner Carson Wen, Michael […]

A&O Hong Kong founder quits for Jardine Matheson inhouse job

Allen & Overy partner Jonathan Gould is leaving the firm to take up the role of general counsel to the Jardine Matheson Group, based in Hong Kong.The Asian-based conglomerate comprises Jardine Pacific, Jardine Motors Group, Hongkong Land, Dairy Farm, Mandarin Oriental, Cycle & Carriage and Jardine Lloyd Thompson. A senior corporate partner, Gould will have […]

Addleshaw Goddard wins first corporate work for J Sainsbury

Addleshaw Goddard has strengthened its relationship with J Sainsbury, scooping major corporate instructions from the supermarket giant for the first time. The firm is advising on a joint venture with Shell UK and also on the disposal of J Sainsbury Developments (JSD). Sainsbury’s has a longstanding relationship with legacy firm Addleshaw Booth & Co on […]

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