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Heathrow Expansion – what next?

The construction of a third runway to the north-west of Heathrow Airport has long been the subject of controversy and has attracted its fair share of political debate. The Department for Transport claims the privately funded £14 billion runway could create an additional 16 million long-haul seats by 2040 along with £61 billion of economic […]

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 impact for Landlords

Introduction The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the “Act”) was given royal assent on 25 June 2020 and has introduced a number of measures which will need to be considered by Landlords in situations where tenants are in arrears regarding sums due under a lease. The relevant provisions of the Act for Landlords are […]

ESG investing in Bermuda

Carey Olsen Bermuda counsel Sheba Raza highlights Bermuda’s role within the sustainable economy.

Supervision of costs in UCITS and AIFs

On 4 June 2020, ESMA published a supervisory briefing aimed at promoting convergence on the supervision of costs in UCITS and AIFs across the EU. The briefing provides details for managers of UCITS and AIFs on what constitutes compliant implementation of UCITS and AIFMD cost provisions including ESMA’s expectations regarding the manager’s pricing process and its content. This article provides a summary of the key issues set out in the briefing.


Legal Widow

Deminimus came in on Sunday complaining that he wanted to go and play football with Thomas down the road, but that Thomas was spending hours cleaning his father’s car. “I mean, it only takes half an hour, doesn’t it? If he was washing it with his tongue he couldn’t take longer,” Deminimus despaired. The Lawyer, […]

Gide Loyrette opens in London with Sidley hires

French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel is launching in London after taking four partners from US best friend Sidley Austin Brown & Wood. UK-qualified partners Michael Doran and Colin Mercer and US-qualified partners Scott Cameron and Christopher Mead will launch the office with Gide Loyrette partner Arnaud Duhamel, who will relocate from Paris. The haul comes […]

Simmons loses partner from Brussels practice

Simmons & Simmons Brussels partner Conor Maguire has quit the firm. A Simmons spokesperson said he had “left by mutual consent”. Maguire was one of just two partners in Simmons’ small Brussels EU competition practice, although the firm has a further three partners in its domestic Belgian practice. Marco Slotboom replaces Maguire as head of […]

FCO puts prospective UK ECJ judges on trial

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) last week interviewed candidates to replace the UK’s retiring European Court of Justice (ECJ) judge David Edwards. An FCO nomination will be made in the next few weeks, which must then be ratified by the European Council of Ministers, although this is just a formality. Edwards, who leaves at […]

BLP grows private equity with Osborne Clarke hire

Osborne Clarke has suffered another blow in London with the loss of private equity partner Geraint Lloyd to Berwin Leighton Paisner.Lloyd counts among his clients the Close Brothers Group, for whom he works across several divisions on private equity-backed M&A transactions, development and venture capital and real estate funds, and Matrix Securities.Commenting on the recruitment, […]

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