By Craig Walker The recent case of Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz (2018) has held that landlords cannot obtain possession of residential premises from a tenant held under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (“AST”) in reliance on a section 21 Notice if they did not serve a valid gas safety certificate before the start of […]
By Fiona Wilson It is not that often that the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court, deals with matters of private Family Law but in the past few months, it has heard not one but 3 such cases. Owens – examined the grounds for divorce and asked if it is possible to grant a […]
By Clive Ince In the early years of the new millennium the Luminar Group was a major player within the UK nightclub and leisure sector operating, at its peak, over 300 venues across the country. Between 2005 and 2007 a fundamental restructuring took place largely to address market challenges including the liberalisation of pub opening […]
By Nicholas d’Adhemar Technology is dramatically changing the practice of law. Big data, machine learning, smart contracts and Artificial Intelligence are all making the assimilation and interpretation of large amounts of unstructured data much easier. Some doom-mongers see this as the end of the traditional practice of law. We believe, rather, that the trend will be […]
By Georgiana Badescu, Mona Banu, Volker Weiss This is how it all starts: with a ring at the door We can only imagine how big the surprise must be when you find out that your Belgium-based office is being raided in an investigation by the Romanian Competition Authority. But it is a fact that the […]
By Manuel Santos Vitor, Catarina Cortez Gamito Historical and legal background One of the main national priorities in what concerns the Portuguese electricity sector is the development and full implementation of a strong electric mobility (‘e-mobility’) market. This priority largely results from the government concerns associated not only with the environment (ie, reduction of greenhouse gas (GhG) […]
By Matthew Shaxson Jersey’s new LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers to build on the £169 billion of US assets and funds already administered here, says Ogier partner Matthew Shaxson. The Island’s legislature gave final approval to the new LLC structure, which largely mirrors the existing Delaware model, last week. With a significant […]
By Giorgio Subiotto, Tim Cone The Cayman Grand Court has handed down a decision that has significance for Cayman master-feeder fund structures. Funds and their advisers should review the redemption provisions in master fund articles of association and partnership agreements to ensure that, operationally, redemptions are being effected in accordance with such documents. Background In the matter […]
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Clifford Chance has announced a refreshed leadership lineup in its Luxembourg office. The firm has revealed its new managing partner in the European principality and created a senior partner role for the office with Brexit firmly in mind. Partner Steve Jacoby will take up his role as managing partner in May next year – just […]
The law firm model may be under more pressure than ever before but for many, the all-important average profit per equity partner (PEP) metric remains as reliably high as ever. Nine firms in this year’s UK 200: the Top 100 report posted a PEP of £1m or above with 37 registering average profits of £500,000 […]
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is closing down its operation in Seoul after six years, making it the first global law firm to pull out of South Korea. South Korea opened up its legal market to international firms in 2012, resulting in an influx of international law firms setting up shop. The firm relocated its Korea […]
Slaughter and May corporate partner David Watkins has returned to London after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong, having overseen a period of growth for its Asian offering, with six new partners and practice expansion into North Asia. Watkins, who has been a partner at Slaughter and May since 2005, relocated to Hong Kong in […]
Mothercare has scrapped its general counsel position following the departure of Alice Darwall, who was acting as group general counsel and company secretary. The Mothercare in-house legal team has been in flux for the past few years; Darwall left the business in June 2018 after eight months. She replaced Andrew Eames, who was acting as […]
Our latest 60 second interview in the “Law firm of the Year” series features senior partner Richard Foley, who talks to The Lawyer about Pinsent Masons‘ vision for the future and the importance of understanding the DNA of your business in times of unprecedented change.