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Webinar recording: Blockchain and smart contracts

Our Technology & Digital Team, and Partner Sally Mewies held a webinar discussion with Senior Associate Luke Jackson covering blockchain technologies and all the potential they have in the financial services sector and supply chain.

Podast: Proptech – an opportunity not a threat

By Mehar Patel If we take the traditional management of a block of flats as an example: you might have one person collecting rent, feeding that information into an accounts system, chasing unpaid rent, deciding whether to escalate unpaid rents, paying the money to the owner, paying money to the bank. You might then have […]

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Alliancing initiative will turn UK construction culture on its head, says Eversheds’ Pickens

Eversheds construction partner Chris Pickens has commented on the launch of an initiative to push down the costs of infrastructure delivery. Pickens said: ‘The report helpfully distils alliancing down to the key elements of behaviour, integration, leadership and the commercial model, all of which are vital to the successful delivery of large projects of national importance, […]

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Shepherd & Wedderburn buys Tods Murray in pre-pack deal

Scotland’s fourteenth largest firm by turnover, Tods Murray, has been bought out of pre-packed administration by Shepherd & Wedderburn after calling in FRP Advisory partners Thomas MacLennan and Iain Fraser to handle its administration. The firm, which turned over £12.4m in 2013/14, has struggled in recent years, seeing turnover drop by 28 per cent over […]

Tods Murray: death by real estate

When Tods Murray moved into shiny new offices in Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge development in 2005 things couldn’t have been going better for the firm. With trophy client Bank of Scotland, also a Fountainbridge tenant, providing a steady stream of work, 2005/06 was a standout year, with turnover soaring to £23.4m. Then the financial crash of 2007 […]

US derivatives rules proposal is noble but not without questions, says Eversheds

Andrew Henderson, partner and regulation expert at Eversheds, has commented on new derivatives rules proposed in the US. He said: ‘ISDA’s plans show that the bank resolution measures, which govern failing sell-side institutions, are relevant for the buy-side entities. ISDA’s desire to prolong by agreement the otherwise temporary statutory suspension of contractual termination rights, which […]

London
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Baker & McKenzie’s Leite: trust me, I’m a lawyer

It’s been a busy week for Baker & McKenzie. Around 800 of its partners began descending on London last weekend for the world’s largest law firm’s (11 August 2014) annual global partners’ conference, colonising three major hotels in the process. As you read this the week’s events are still trundling on. Back at the start […]

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