Blockchain: How do open source licences affect your intellectual property rights?

Open source software is seemingly everywhere and can help businesses generate value and operate more efficiently – if used properly. This on-demand webinar discusses the practicalities and pitfalls of open source software.

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Ground rent reform: fixing one problem and creating another?

The draft bill to implement the government’s ground rent changes finally reached the House of Lords in May 2021. This legislation had been long awaited and, largely, the provisions were as expected following the earlier consultations and government announcements and discussions.

RIP RPI

Rumours of the Retail Price Index’s (RPI) death have been vastly exaggerated in the past. We were told back in 2013 that the Office for National Statistics was going to stop formally recognising the index as a national statistic, but it took a while for the industry to take note. We have all carried on using it in our indexed linked rent reviews since then.

ESG and the private investor

This recording of a recent virtual debate discusses the extent to which the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials of a company or investment are considered when making investment decisions.

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A number of US firms have secured roles on the sale of fintech company Itiviti to Broadridge Financial Solutions for €2.14bn. Dechert led for Itiviti’s owners Nordic Capital, with a team steered by London corporate partners Ross Allardice and Mark Evans, along with senior associate Tony Brown. Itiviti, a capital markets product used by banks […]

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Long-serving Heathrow general counsel Carol Hui has left after over a decade at the airport, as the aviation industry feels the tremors of Covid travel restrictions. GC Carol Hui is among three members of the executive committee to leave Heathrow; she joined the business, formerly known as British Airport Authority (BAA) in 2009, and revamped […]

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Linklaters has won a mandate to advise the Government on its five-year review of Pool Re, Britain’s leading terrorism reinsurer. The magic circle firm will rack up £395,000 to provide insurance and commercial expertise around the negotiating and drafting of commercial agreements and contracts. The review, run by HM Treasury, is aimed at ensuring that […]

In court this week: Forex rigging and RAKIA

The most decisive hearing in the forex rigging dispute starts today, with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) set to hear the claimants’ application for a collective proceedings order (CPO). Barclays, Citigroup, JP Morgan, RBS, and UBS are all listed as defendants in this long-standing £1bn claim, with US boutique Scott+Scott and litigation specialists Hausfeld both […]

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