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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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Melissa van der Meer advises clients on a broad range of corporate-law-related matters. She has in-depth experience with mergers and acquisitions.  Before joining Rutgers & Posch, van der Meer practised law at Houthoff Buruma for more than seven years. Before that, she worked as legal counsel at NS Stations. Click here for more information. This information […]

Mayer Brown links up with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng

Mayer Brown has become the latest international firm to court a leading Chinese firm. The US firm is soon to enter into an association with Beijing-headquartered Jingtian & Gongcheng in Hong Kong. The move coincides with the elite Chinese capital markets firm’s imminent launch of its first international office in the city. The move is […]

Jones Day and Skadden lead on $12.5bn beauty merger between P&G and Coty

Jones Day and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have won top roles advising on the $12.5bn (£8.13bn) merger of Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) beauty business into Coty. Jones Day acted as P&G’s advisers, whileCadwalader Wickersham & Taft advised on the tax aspects of the merger. Skadden provided legal representation to Coty, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and McDermott […]

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Pernod Ricard legal team to launch contracts compliance app for drinks sellers

French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard is set to launch a contracts compliance app devised by its legal team to cut time spent managing commercial paperwork. Pernod Ricard in-house senior legal adviser Ingrid Cope conceived the idea for the app, which has customisable contracts based on a standardised contractual model. Cope said that the […]

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