Pinsents and Shearman advise on $1.24bn Delek Group acquisition

Shearman & Sterling and Pinsent Masons picked up lead roles on the $1.24bn (£994m) takeover of North Sea oil and gas operator Ithaca Energy by Israeli-listed Delek Group.

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Recent changes to planning: an overview

There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.

‘No DSS’ no longer

The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]

Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.


Hot 100 2017 – Corporate

Ian Bagshaw Private equity co-head, White & Case In 2016, White & Case took over Latham & ­Watkins as the largest US firm in London by revenue, after an 18 per cent rise in fee income to $283m. Much of the growth was thanks to the private equity drive led by global practice co-heads Ian […]

The Hot 100 effect

Read what last year’s Hot 100 have achieved over the last 12 months in our series of interviews below…

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