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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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Firm is playing catch-up in the international arena Addleshaw Goddard’s international expansion has come later than most, with the firm’s first overseas office (in Singapore) opening in May last year. Since then there have been openings in Dubai, one in Oman through an association with Nasser al Habsi and, last week, one in Qatar. The […]

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Linklaters transfers Hong Kong quartet for Seoul launch

Linklaters has confirmed the make-up of its Seoul office following its regulatory go-ahead earlier this month, with the firm transferring four Hong Kong lawyers to staff the newly-launched base. Capital markets partner Hyung Jung Ahn will lead the outpost as head of the Korea practice, joined by banking and projects partner Stephen Le Vesconte, corporate […]

Seoul march continues

With Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters becoming the latest international firms to arrive in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea now plays host to over 20 foreign firms. Like many of its US rivals, Linklaters already has a Korea practice team in its existing network. The magic circle firm today announced the relocation of […]

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