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Guernsey focusing on family offices

Guernsey’s recently published Financial Services Policy Framework sets out an approach to capitalise upon a range of global specialisms to ensure that Guernsey remains a strong, and stable financial centre servicing sophisticated clients from around the world. Financial services and the associated professional services that support them account for more than half of the jurisdiction’s […]

Real estate business fined under consumer protection legislation

By Louise Power What do real estate businesses need to know? We have reported recently on the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into potential breaches of consumer protection law within the leasehold housing market.  We have also published various earlier briefings [1] in which we have: flagged to housebuilders/developers and other businesses operating within the real estate industry, the […]

MHCLG call for evidence on tenancy deposit reform

By Karl Anders, Deborah Brown Walker Morris’ Housing Management & Litigation specialists Karl Anders and Deborah Brown explain the UK Government’s call for evidence on potential tenancy deposit reform in the private rented sector. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a call for evidence which seeks to inform the UK […]

Duty of care to protect customers? Legal and practical considerations for lenders

Social and commercial context Reports of violence on the high street are on the rise. Unfortunately, even the briefest of internet research reveals a worrying number of incidences of violence in the UK.  Within just the last year there have been: a stabbing in a supermarket; armed robberies at Barclays on Vauxhall Bridge Road, at […]

Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement 2019

Ana Marta Castro and Raul Mota Cerveira, partners, contribute for the international publication Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement, a comparative guide that analyses Public Procurement legislation on 34 jurisdictions from all over the world. The lawyers are responsible for the Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe chapters, where they explain relevant […]

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Stephenson Harwood advises Govia on clearance for tripartite rail franchise

Stephenson Harwood has advised transport company Govia on a phase one merger clearance from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) rail franchise. Stephenson Harwood is advising Govia in its bid to form a railway franchise joining Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern railways, which was approved and launched […]

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Hovis appoints Helen Selby as GC and sets up first legal team

Bread brand Hovis has established its own legal team headed by former Premier Foods counsel Helen Selby.  The creation of the new legal team follows the acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in the business by Gore Group in April. She joined Hovis in May from Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy where she was […]

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Ashurst sends finance partner Lancaster to boost Glasgow office

Ashurst’s Michael Lancaster will be the first finance partner to be based in the firm’s Glasgow office as part of a plan to expand its low cost support base in Scotland. Lancaster will relocate from Ashurst’s Paris office in November to be the firm’s first finance partner based in Scotland. Lancaster specialises in general banking and […]

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China Elite 2014

The Lawyer’s exclusive investigation into the Chinese legal market gives the inside track on the top firms and the pressures they operate under This year’s Fortune Global 500 reveals that 95 Chinese companies have made it into the world’s largest 500 companies by revenue, up by six from last year. Together, these companies posted $5.8trn […]

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Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights In recent years, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has focused its US efforts on litigation and is now turning its attention to its transactional team in a big way. This month the firm created two corporate leadership roles, taking on former Wachtell Lipton […]

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