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The challenge of on-going innovation for FinTechs

A roundtable discussion between General Counsel from a range of fintech companies highlighted some common ground when it comes to the challenge of on-going innovation. A virtual roundtable hosted by sector head for financial services at Shoosmiths, Stephen Dawson, and partner Luke Stubbs, in conjunction with The Lawyer, brought together a group of senior lawyers […]


Pinsents Aims for gold

It seems that every bunch of deals figures to emerge so far in 2014 shows the market moving determinedly in one direction: up. Just check out last week’s UK public M&A fees feature. Even if average payouts to lawyers in the second half of 2013 were no higher than in the first half, deal volume […]


Raft of US giants advise on Comcast’s £27bn Time Warner Cable acquisition

A group of firms including Davis Polk and Willkie Farr & Gallagher advised on a £27bn ($45bn) all-stock deal to combine the two biggest cable providers in the US. Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison and Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom were also involved in the merger, which will create a pay TV and broadband […]

Exigent and Planet Data announce strategic e-disclosure and managed review partnership

Exigent, a leading global document review and e-Disclosure project management firm proudly announces a strategic partnership with Planet Data, a global innovator in the creation and development of e-Disclosure technologies, services and solutions. This alliance brings the utmost in service, technology, project management and review solutions to clients by joining experienced teams of industry professionals. […]

Europe’s climate and energy targets for 2030 announced

On 22 January 2014, the European Commission published the European Union’s ‘2030 Framework for Climate and Energy’, setting out targets for greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. The proposals will now be discussed by member states, the European Parliament and the European Council. On 5 February 2014, the European Parliament voted for stronger targets than […]

Eversheds comments on news that EU antitrust chief is looking into tax loopholes

Eversheds has commented on the news that the European Union’s (EU’s) antitrust chief is looking into corporate taxation loopholes. Ben Jones, tax expert at Eversheds, said that state aid rules will be an attractive route to tackling certain tax structures. He said: ‘The EU state aid rules have previously been applied with some success to […]

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