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By Bridget Dolan QC R (Allman) v HM Senior Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral The short and desperately tragic life of Alfie Evans, and his parents’ heart-rending fight to have him transferred to Rome for continuation of his life sustaining treatment, has recently been fully played out in the public arena. The public hearings in the […]

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Global Law Summit: Susskind & Co on the future of the law

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Indian conglomerate takes over Malawian companies, with Khaitan & Co advising

Khaitan & Co has advised Gillanders Arbuthnot in relation to the acquisition of Group Developments, Group Holdings, Mafisi Tea Estates and Naming’omba Tea Estates (all  in Malawi) by Gillanders Holdings (Mauritius) Ltd, a wholly owned special purpose vehicle of Gillanders Arbuthnot Co Ltd, set up in Mauritius. The Malawian companies were bought from NBS Bank, a bank with whom the shares were pledged. Gillanders […]

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