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The future of Sheffield

Like many UK cities, Sheffield is going through a period of major transformation, offering modern new office space, repurposed buildings and making headway on its net zero ambitions.

A foundation for FinTech

Cayman Islands foundation companies (Cayman Foundations) are increasingly being utilised as popular structuring vehicles in the sector.

Practical Law: Environmental Law and Practice in Portugal: Overview

This Q&A provides a high-level overview of environmental law and practice, and looks at key practical issues including emissions to air and water; environmental impact assessments; waste; contaminated land and environmental issues in transactions.


Jurisdiction Update — Issue 4

Conyers Dill & Pearman has released the fourth issue of its Jurisdiction Update, covering Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius. It provides an AIFMD update, as well as the latest news and developments in legislation. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to […]

Allen & Overy advises HC Starck on joint venture with Nui Phao Mining Company

Allen & Overy is advising HC Starck, one of the largest companies in the global tungsten industry, on its joint venture (JV) with Nui Phao Mining Company, a subsidiary of Masan Group Corporation. Subject to regulatory approval, Nui Phao and HC Starck will own 51 per cent and 49 per cent respectively of the JV, […]


Rihanna crops Topshop

Mayer Brown partner Sarah Byrt discusses Rihanna’s passing off case against Topshop… This is the first time that a celebrity has won a passing off case relating to their image on clothing (see judgment). Back in the 70s, ABBA failed to get an injunction because at that time, fans would not necessarily think that merchandise with […]

Apple found per se liable in a hub-and-spoke conspiracy with e-book publishers

Last week, Apple was found by a court in the Southern District of New York to have engaged in a per se illegal horizontal price-fixing conspiracy with five of the six top national book publishers to raise the price of e-books. The court found that Apple effectively engaged in a ‘hub-and-spoke conspiracy’, i.e., Apple (acting […]

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