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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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Kromann Reumert and Reed Smith advise on exclusive licence for Ebola vaccine

Reed Smith and Danish firm Kromann Reumert advised Bavarian Nordic on a licence and supply agreement for approximately $187m to grant its Ebola vaccine exclusively to Johnson & Johnson company Crucell Holland. The agreement between Danish life sciences company Bavarian Nordic and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Crucell Holland will see the latter granted an exclusive […]


Raft of UK firms jump aboard Monarch’s bumper restructuring deal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Macfarlanes and Forsters are among the firms to advise on the rescue of the Monarch Group by investment firm Greybull Capital. The struggling travel business, which has been owned by the Mantegazza family for 46 years, has been acquired by turnaround specialist Greybull Capital for a nominal sum.  Greybull will pump £125m […]


Pulling the plug: are failing deals set to impact long-term M&A?

M&A is a high-risk business where there are many motivations to drop a deal beyond crunching the figures. In this last week alone, three major international deals have pulled the plug – but how is this instability affecting the legal market?  In the space of a week, three major deals were shut down. US pharmaceutical […]

No5 barrister set to appear on behalf of Mr Mandalia in Supreme Court appeal

In Mandalia v Secretary of State for the Home Department UKSC 2014/0059, the Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal to the appellant. Abid Mahmood from No5 Chambers has been instructed to appear on behalf of the appellant at the Supreme Court. There are many other cases that rely on the result of this case and there have […]

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41-50 segments: extracts

We examine the UK’s top 50 law firms in groups of 10 – here are some extracts from the full report Revenue trends The firms in this group – with revenues mostly in the £72m-£87m range – are spread fairly evenly, with the exception of Keoghs and TLT, which prop up the table on £58m. […]

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