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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.

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Linder Myers avoids administration with Assure Law rescue deal

Manchester-based Linder Myers has avoided administration through a debt restructuring deal including investment from Assure Law director Tony Stockdale, who has become chief executive. As a result of the deal, the firm’s managing partner Bernard Seymour has instead taken on the role of senior partner. It is thought to be the first time a deal […]

Wilmer’s Hale storm of interns

Here’s news for anyone out there hunting for an intern position. The Park Lane office of Wilmer Hale is packed to the rafters with those on placement. Of its 80-odd lawyers based in London, 30 are on Wilmer’s international arbitration programme. Could London possibly need that many cups of tea? We’ll never know, partly because this […]

Allen & Overy advises banks on Russian-related F1 loans worth $850m

Allen & Overy’s Moscow team has advised two syndicates of lenders on new loan facilities for Sberbank Europe AG (an Austrian bank owned by the state-owned Sberbank of Russia) and Credit Bank of Moscow (a privately owned Russian bank).  The Sberbank Europe facility was led by Barclays Bank as documentation agent and Commerzbank AG as […]

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European M&A dominated by US firms in Q1 2014 as market bounces back

The European M&A market has ballooned by more than a third in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year, with US firms dominating the rankings. According to Thomson Reuters’ preliminary rankings for Q1 2014, the European market increased in value by more than 37 per cent on the first quarter […]

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Local authority chiefs press watchdog over ABS delay

The SRA has attended a meeting with local authority legal heads over the processing of their ABS applications, with public sector chiefs complaining that the process is slow and bureaucratic. The watchdog is under fire over ABS delays with sources arguing that the process is only suited to private companies. “We’re effectively being judged like […]

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