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Fund finance market: How can lenders protect themselves?

By Alistair Russell, Richard Munden, Ardil Salem Although the fund finance market has historically been, and continues to be, a particularly low-risk one for lenders, recent events have led some to consider a rather rare and unlikely scenario: what if a fund simply releases or waives the commitments of its investors without lender consent? A credit agreement will […]

Five key employment cases: 2018

By Antonia Blackwell As we enter the festive period and the start of a new year, we take a look back on some of the most notable cases of 2018. Employer’s liability A managing director’s assault on an employee was held to be “in the course of employment” by the Court of Appeal, and therefore […]

Fraudsters are entitled to make use of the law of adverse possession

By Nick Shepherd, Lucy Shepherd The Court of Appeal has held that the law of adverse possession can be used to obtain ownership of a property even if the possession came about due to previous fraudulent activity. Background The case of Rashid v Nasrullah involved two people named Mohammed Rashid, whom the court for convenience termed MR1 […]

Ontario postpones retail cannabis licence applications at the eleventh hour

By Lewis Retik, William Bjornsson At 7:30 p.m. on the evening of December 13, effectively one business day before the application portal for Ontario retail cannabis licences was scheduled to open, the Ontario government announced that it will postpone its acceptance of cannabis retail licence applications. The move was announced as a response to continued […]

Brexit and the protection of geographical indications for food and drink

By Ravi Randhawa In this article we review the potentially complex and disruptive implications of both a ‘deal’ and ‘no deal’ Brexit for UK and EU producers of GI-protected products given the current huge economic benefit (and cultural value) for the UK with over £5 billion gained in annual exports of GI-protected products. INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHICAL […]

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It is essential for law firms to maintain high standards of e-security in a fragmented, remote-working environment What are the main issues raised by lawyers working in an increasingly fragmented market?  Richard Kemp, founder, Kemp IT Law: It’s about balancing flexibility and security. It is increasingly mainstream for lawyers to expect: flexibility – to choose the devices […]

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Law Society chief bags 20 per cent pay rise despite Chancery Lane woes

Law Society chief executive Des Hudson – who six months ago suffered a humiliating formal vote of no confidence – was awarded a 25 per cent pay rise last year, according to figures from the body’s annual report. The figures, released in the last few days, shows Hudson’s pay-package rose to £355,000 – but owing […]

Khaitan & Co advises Hitachi Systems on Micro Clinic India acquisition

Khaitan & Co has advised Hitachi Systems in relation to its acquisition of a 76 per cent stake in Micro Clinic India. Hitachi Systems is an IT services company specialising in system operation, monitoring and maintenance by using a variety of IT infrastructure such as data centres, contact centres and networks. Partner Rajat Mukherjee represented […]

DLA Piper represents Measurement Specialities in Wema System purchase

DLA Piper has represented Measurement Specialties, a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, in its agreement to purchase Wema System AS for approximately $114.5m (£67m).  Wema System AS is a specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of fuel and AdBlue/DEF level and quality sensors for on-road and off-road commercial vehicles. The acquisition […]

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