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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.


DLA Piper represents Pacific DataVision in 144A offering of shares of common stock

DLA Piper has represented Pacific DataVision, a provider of mobile workforce management solutions, in a 144A offering of shares of its common stock worth $218m (£134m). The law firm also represented Pacific DataVision in its $100m acquisition of FCC spectrum licences from Sprint Corporation, as well as its licensing transaction of $17.5m by Motorola Solutions. […]

Tim Jones acts as counsel for Herefordshire Council in CPO and SRO inquiry

Barrister Tim Jones from No5 Chambers has acted as counsel for Herefordshire Council in a wholly successful compulsory purchase order (CPO) and side roads order (SRO) inquiry that will enable the council to build a road that opens up brownfield sites in the north of central Hereford to 800 new homes, a new transport hub […]


A&O exploits opportunity to break into South Africa

Allen & Overy has become the latest firm to move into South Africa, hiring a finance team from Bowman Gilfillan – but just how significant is the move? Allen & Overy (A&O) has a tendency to be a little coy when rumours start circulating that it is opening a new office, with a standard line […]

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Freshfields scores a US touchdown

The self-belief of Freshfields managing partner David Aitman and corporate head Ed Braham is remarkable. The magic circle is irrelevant, say these magic circle partners; long live the international elite. Other firms, particularly Allen & Overy, often bang on about there being a premier division of global practices. Indeed, in The Lawyer’s futurology issue (September […]

Conyers advises on $332m privatisation of iSoftStone Holdings from NYSE

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman law advice to the buying consortium on the privatisation and delisting of iSoftStone from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  iSoftStone provides IT solutions and business process outsourcing services to companies in China, North America, Europe and Japan, including 89 members of the Fortune 500. iSoftStone chairman and […]

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