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Future of public procurement in UK in the event of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Sunset of £500K, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information under CPR 71 – Court of Appeal

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

BVI to implement changes to rules governing SPCs registered under BCA

By Michael Killourhy The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will shortly implement some important changes to the rules governing segregated portfolio companies (SPCs) incorporated or registered under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (BCA). These changes, introduced by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the 2018 BCA Amendment Act) will come into force on 1 October […]

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Taylor Wessing anoints Hamburg IP partner Meissner as new Germany chief

Taylor Wessing has elected Hamburg IP partner Andreas Meissner as its new German managing partner, following the sudden decision of Florian Ranft to step down after just one year in the job. Meissner will also take up a place on Taylor Wessing’s international management board. He takes up his new role with immediate effect. The […]

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General counsel at Shell – “the best job in law” according to Peter Rees QC. So what prompted the silk to stand down two years ahead of schedule in November 2013?  “It was the best job in law, but only for a fixed period of time,” claims the lawyer. He also proffers the ‘seeking new […]

Allen & Overy advises on financing of power unit upgrades at Pątnów Power Plant I

Allen & Overy has advised on the financing of upgrades to power units 1–4 at the Pątnów Power Plant I and the refinancing of Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin SA’s existing indebtedness. Allen & Overy advised mBank SA, PKO Bank Polski SA, Bank Pekao SA, Bank Millennium SA and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego on the financing of the upgrades. […]

Allen & Overy advises Old Mutual on the sale of Skandia Germany and Skandia Austria

Allen & Overy has advised Old Mutual on the sale of Skandia Germany and Skandia Austria, part of Old Mutual Wealth, to a Cinven and Hannover Re acquisition vehicle (shortly to be renamed Heidelberger Leben Group). The transaction volume is €220m (£180m) in cash, plus interest to completion. The transaction is still subject to regulatory approvals and other […]

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