Nabarro and Olswang to disappear as merger with CMS confirmed

CMS, Nabarro and Olswang partners have voted through the firms’ three-way merger, which is expected to complete next May.

30 Sep 2016: CMS confirms three-way merger talks to create “differentiated, modern” firm


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Ground rent reform: fixing one problem and creating another?

The draft bill to implement the government’s ground rent changes finally reached the House of Lords in May 2021. This legislation had been long awaited and, largely, the provisions were as expected following the earlier consultations and government announcements and discussions.


Rumours of the Retail Price Index’s (RPI) death have been vastly exaggerated in the past. We were told back in 2013 that the Office for National Statistics was going to stop formally recognising the index as a national statistic, but it took a while for the industry to take note. We have all carried on using it in our indexed linked rent reviews since then.

ESG and the private investor

This recording of a recent virtual debate discusses the extent to which the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials of a company or investment are considered when making investment decisions.



Gibson Dunn and Slaughters advise on £4.6bn William Hill merger

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is advising William Hill on its most recent merger discussions with gaming rival Amaya, with Ashurst and Slaughter and May also winning roles. The news follows the breakdown of negotiations between William Hill and a consortium last year, which included Rank Group and 888 Holdings. Gibson Dunn and Slaughters are understood […]

Test claims against RCI Europe dismissed

David and Barbara Abbott & Ors v. RCI Europe [2016] EWHC 2602 (Ch) On 20 October 2016, Mrs Justice Proudman gave judgment dismissing all claims brought by four test Claimants against RCI Europe. The test Claimants (who are part of a group of 487 claimants) are all former or current members of RCI, which is […]

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