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Budget 2021: Making sense of the UK infrastructure bank

With the publication of the ‘Policy Design’ for the UK Infrastructure Bank (“UKIB”), the UK Government has put “flesh on the bones” of its commitment to establish a national infrastructure bank. We look at some of the key issues for UKIB, and what its role might be in delivering government pledges to “level-up” the UK, reach Net Zero carbon by 2050 and meet the challenges of Brexit and COVID-19 recovery.

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Privy Council emphasizes primary role of trial judge as decision-maker in shareholder disputes

In the context of an unfair prejudice claim, the Privy Council recently overturned the decision of the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal and restored the decision of Leon J. of the Commercial Court of the British Virgin Islands, in effect ordering a mandatory buy-out, at a price to be determined by the court, of minority shareholdings by the majority shareholder whose acts were found to be oppressive, unfairly discriminatory and unfairly prejudicial to the minority, pursuant to section 184I of the BVI Business Companies Act.

BVI Company Law Series – Continuations In

In this first of two notes relating to continuations (sometimes referred to as migrations or redomiciliations), we look at the requirements and processes for companies which want to continue from one jurisdiction to the BVI.

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Two former Linklaters and Simmons & Simmons lawyers, who recently launched their second venture after the $10m sale of their first business, are looking to bolster their headcount with a new programme aimed at turning lawyers into startup gurus. The Lawyer reported last September that Stephen Scanlan, formerly a supervising associate at Simmons & Simmons, and Travis […]

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White & Case’s City figures rebound to hit nearly $400m

After reporting an uncharacteristic dip in London revenue for 2019, White & Case’s financials soared in the last financial year to reach nearly $400m. Turnover at the firm’s City office over 2020 was $397m, up 18 per cent from $337m. Global turnover also increased by 9.3 per cent to $2.4bn, while average profit per equity […]

Luton Airport GC moves to Skanska

London Luton Airport’s general counsel is moving to Skanska UK to head up the construction services company’s legal team. GC and company secretary Swati Paul is set to join Skanska UK as executive vice president (EVP) and a member of its executive management team. Her new role sees her take on the legal function of […]

Magic circle scrap conference plans as lockdown drags on

Linklaters and Clifford Chance have reached decisions on their upcoming partnership conferences, as the protracted disruption brought by new lockdowns forced them to once again alter plans. Linklaters has scrapped plans to hold its partnership conference in person. The magic circle firm was meant to host an event in a Berlin hotel, benefitting from the […]

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