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Future of public procurement in UK in the event of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Sunset of £500K, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information under CPR 71 – Court of Appeal

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

BVI to implement changes to rules governing SPCs registered under BCA

By Michael Killourhy The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will shortly implement some important changes to the rules governing segregated portfolio companies (SPCs) incorporated or registered under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (BCA). These changes, introduced by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the 2018 BCA Amendment Act) will come into force on 1 October […]

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Conyers advises HM MOS International on acquisition of Millennium Offshore Services

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised on the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands (BVI) legal aspects of the acquisition by HM MOS International of Millennium Offshore Services Superholdings (MOS). MOS is a provider of global offshore jack-up accommodation service vessels to oil and gas as well as engineering, procurement, installation and commission companies. Conyers also advised on […]

Chambers Global recognises Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman has once again been recognised as a Band 1 offshore firm in Chambers Global, one of the world’s foremost guides to the legal profession. Chambers Global also noted the firm’s distinction and international capability. Other highlights of Conyers’ performance include the recommendation of 35 of its professionals across six practice areas […]

Wragge & Co set to advise Birmingham City Council on NEC Group sale

Wragge & Co has been appointed to advise Birmingham City Council (BCC) on the sale of the NEC Group, which owns venues including the NEC, the ICC and the NIA. Sale preparations are currently being finalised and interested parties are invited to participate in a pre-qualification process. BCC instructed Wragge & Co following a competitive […]

Arendt & Medernach exhibits art by three young artists

Arendt & Medernach has announced a new exhibition of works by two young Luxembourg artists and one young international artist, called ‘The world is blue like an orange’. The artists are Sophie Jung from Luxembourg, who won the 2013 Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg; Justine Blau; and Spanish-American artist Irene O‘Callaghan. The exhibition can be seen at Arendt & […]

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