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To thrive in the new era of the empowered client, law firms must make investments designed to modernise the way they run their firms and service their clients. This requires changing culture, developing new competencies, and operationalising new ways of working. Innovative technologies are key enablers to accelerating rms’ transformations in these areas. New research […]

Procurement and state aid update: preparing for Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third-party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Data protection: sunset of £500k, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information – CoA

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

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Revealed: Lloyds Banking Group unveils group legal general counsel

Lloyds Banking Group has unveiled the name of its general counsel for group legal, parachuting corporate and M&A head Hugh Pugsley into the role in the latest in a series of senior legal management moves. Pugsley succeeds former group legal GC Kate Cheetham, who was promoted to deputy general counsel earlier this year. As deputy to […]

Second medical use patents

Patent cliffs remain one of the biggest issues facing the pharmaceutical industry. In 2012 and 2013, a number of high-value branded drugs have lost or will lose their patent protection (for example Sanofi and Bristol-Myers’ Plavix, Novartis’ Diovan, Eli Lilly’s Cymbalta, Novartis’ Reclast and Merck’s Propacae). The resultant erosionof earnings is vast. In the light of […]

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Funding fair?

CMS insurance head Stephen Netherway says litigation funders can lawfully withdraw funding from cases thanks to a recent ruling Litigation funding has become a large and rather lucrative, market in England and Wales. Alongside the Jackson Reforms and the tightening of Legal Aid, litigation funders are at the forefront of options for those pursuing a claim […]

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