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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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MIPIMUK – What is it good for? A lawyer’s view

Tempted as I am to finish the line of that song, it would not be entirely accurate. If the official website is to be believed, there was something for everyone. In the Why Attend? section, four groups were targeted. Investors, who could discover new investment opportunities and keep abreast of market trends; developers, to showcase […]

DLA Piper advises Dignity Group on exchange offer and secured note issue

DLA Piper has advised Dignity Group on its exchange offer and further issue of secured notes, which was completed on 17 October 2014. The bond issue will be followed by a return of circa £64m to shareholders, equating to £1.20 per ordinary share. Following the transaction, the group’s annual debt service costs are expected to […]

All change at Weil: managing partner Francies reflects on a turbulent 2014

The nights are drawing in, and it’s getting a bit chilly. But has it been a particularly tough week for the City’s law firm managers? This morning brought a management move frenzy, as it has emerged that the top dogs from Slaughter and May and Pinsent Masons are due to retire and step down. At […]

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Fried Frank continues to grow with Orrick’s London tax head Thornton

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has made its second major hire in a week, appointing Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s London tax chief Nick Thornton. The move marks a return to Fried Frank for Thornton, who was formerly a senior associate at the firm before quitting to join Orrick’s London base in 2010.  During his […]

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