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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 […]



Project Millennial: the famous five

For our first issue back this January, we gathered together five junior solicitors from different backgrounds and different firms. And in a first for The Lawyer, we plan to follow them for the rest of their working life to see how their careers develop and how their ambitions change. If we’re lucky, our five chosen juniors […]

barrister holds a wig, illustrates the successful QC appointments

QC appointment numbers hit five-year high with 107 new silks

A total of 107 new QCs have been appointed in this year’s silk appointments round, including 25 women. The number of appointments is at a five-year high, after four years of 100 or fewer new silks. However the proportion of women appointed has dropped compared to last year, when the same number of new female […]

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