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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 […]


The Bakers bread-making machine rolls on

Next week The Lawyer will unveil its predictions issue, a wide-ranging punt on what the market will look like in five and 10 years time. The consensus that is emerging is that in a decade the top end of the market will feature an identifiable band of global firms with clear strategic positioning and a […]


2018: Firms have quotas for female partners

Prediction: Women will still represent less than 20 per cent of partners in the UK Top 20 law firms, and there will be no female global managing partners or CEOs.  In the past five years there has been no meaningful change in the representation of women at partner level in the UK legal market. In […]


BLP partner exits continue as IT chief moves to Mishcon

The longstanding head of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)’s information law unit, Adam Rose, has left the firm for Mishcon de Reya. Rose leaves BLP after 23 years with the firm, having joined in 1990 and become a partner seven years later. As well as heading the information law arm Rose also led BLP’s work with Iberian […]

Prolexicis SSL Key Sharing Tools Keep Customers in Control

HOLLYWOOD, FL – Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, announced today that its  secure socket layer (SSL) key sharing tools allow customers to maintain control of their SSL keys at all times, while making it easier for Prolexic to detect and stop encrypted Layer 7 (application layer) DDoS attacks. […]

Hong Kong

Job Watch: Hong Kong

Addleshaw Goddard, US leviathan Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and top Korean firm Kim & Chang are among the many international practices to have set up shop in Hong Kong over the past year. At first glance, the influx of firms suggests that business is booming in the region. However, according to recruiters, job seekers […]

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