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Loading NIS directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union.


Mixed partnerships: new rules from HMRC

By Niall Murphy HMRC published draft legislation on 10 December 2013 to deal with perceived tax avoidance by partnerships. This article explores profit and loss allocations by partnerships, the special rules for alternative investment fund managers and the disposal of assets through partnerships that lead to a tax advantage. Typically, these new rules are aimed […]

How to deal with settlement approaches in the early stages of a dispute

We recently highlighted the Court of Appeal decision in PGF II SA v OMFS Company 1 Ltd, in which a costs sanction was imposed on a defendant because of its failure to respond to the claimant’s request to mediate. Ignoring the other party’s request amounted to an unreasonable refusal to mediate for which the defendant […]


Darrois and Orrick are worth it as L’Oréal buys back shares from Nestlé

French firms Bredin Prat and Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, alongside Switzerland’s Homburger and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, have taken lead roles on L’Oréal’s buyback of €6.5bn in shares from Nestlé. Darrois and Homburger advised Swiss-owned Nestlé on the deal, with Orrick leading for L’Oréal. Bredin Prat acted for the Bettencourt-Meyers family, a longstanding client which is […]

No5 and White & Case sponsor UK Jessup Moot Competition 2014

No5 Chambers has announced that it is the joint sponsor, with White & Case, of the UK Jessup Moot Competition 2014, which is set to take place at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in London from 27 February to 2 March. This will be the third consecutive year that No5 and White & Case […]

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