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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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Sale of part — sharing the burden of positive covenants

By Richard Willcox The Court of Appeal has held that a purchaser who obtains part of a property that has the benefit of a right of way must assume the burden of contribution to that right of way, appropriate to the part of the property that he has acquired. Dobson Park Properties Ltd (DPPL) owned […]

Compliance and white-collar crime

In all areas of business, companies are facing mounting levels of compliance risk. Consequently, effective corporate compliance measures, corporate criminal proceedings and investigations have markedly gained in importance. In response to this, and to better service the needs of our clients, Schoenherr has established a dedicated criminal compliance and white-collar crime team. The team’s substantive […]

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Hill Dickinson has become the latest firm to moot plans to create a new centralised billing system in order to reduce lock-up and increase efficiency. The defining feature of the new system is likely to be a move away from lawyer-led billing to a dedicated centralised billing team taking responsibility for generating bills. The firm […]

The pari passu clause and the Argentine case

The case of NML Capital Ltd v Argentina decided by a US federal court of appeals in New York in October 2012 held that Argentina violated a standard pari passu clause in its old unrestructured bonds and therefore Argentina was ordered not to make any payments on new bonds unless it made a rateable payment […]

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