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Need for a regulatory framework to be established as renewables take off.
Following a period of recent change for the worse in M&A (and PE exits) activity, due to political uncertainty and governance issues, can local strategy – combined with Africanising operations – and positive business sentiment improve the current state of affairs?
Transformation and operational excellence opportunities are significant across the legal sector, with much to be learnt from the successes and failures of others
Environmental and sustainability claims have been high on the agenda for many businesses for some time now, and with the Competition and Markets Authority’s recent introduction of its Green Claims Code, it’s even more important that businesses get it right and avoid exaggerating their environmental credentials.
The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has recently delivered helpful guidance on the principles to be applied when dealing with attribution of knowledge between a company and its wrongdoing directors; particularly in the context of breaches of duty by directors in exploiting corporate opportunities belonging to the company to receive secret profits.
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has announced a public consultation on Draft Guideline B‑13: Technology and Cyber Risk Management.
In July 2021, the European Union (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2021 (the 2021 Regulations) were published, followed swiftly by government guidance on how to apply the 2021 Regulations (the Technical Guidance). The publication of the 2021 Regulations and accompanying Technical Guidance underscores the continued focus on improving the energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings performance (other than dwellings) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by boosting renovation obligations.
The Russian Federation’s Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, has approved new measures to prevent the illicit trafficking of counterfeit goods, which will be effective until 2025.
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A heightened period of consolidation is anticipated: firms must be bold and act now to achieve the growth they are after
The furore over Geoffrey Cox MP’s second job at Withers has concentrated political minds almost as much as duckponds and moats.
The Ince Group has warned the City that admission to the trading of its shares will be cancelled if it does not find a new nominated adviser soon. The listed firm’s shares were suspended from trading on the London Stock Exchange at the end of October, when it announced it was about to acquire its […]
Magic circle firms are acting alongside the likes of Hogan Lovells and Watson Farley & Williams on the aftermath of Bulb Energy’s collapse. Bulb, the largest UK energy supplier that has wavered in the spectre of this year’s surging gas prices, is also the first to receive the “special administration” procedure. The company serves a […]
Clyde & Co and BLM are in early-stage talks to merge, in a fusion that could create an insurance specialist with a combined revenue of around £735m. It is understood that conversations began recently, with details of the talks being kept tight by the pair’s senior leadership teams. A spokesperson from Clyde & Co commented: “We […]
Osborne Clarke has rolled out an interactive pasta voting system that allows its Bristol-based lawyers to choose new sustainable furniture ahead of the firm’s planned office move. Staff members, who were each given a paper bag filled with 15 or so pieces of tricolore fusilli pasta, could try out selections of standing desks, meeting tables, […]
McDermott Will & Emery is setting its sights on an ambitious growth plan in Singapore as the firm reconsiders its Asia-Pacific strategy away from mainland China. McDermott’s Singapore managing partner Ignatius Hwang is seeking to make the Singapore site a full-service offering as swiftly as possible with a particular priority on increasing the firm’s capital […]
One of the three private equity lawyers moving from Dechert to White & Case has decided to stay put. Partner Mark Evans has opted to stay at Dechert, while his colleagues Ross Allardice and Tony Brown have now landed at their new firm. This marks the first parting of ways for Evans and Allardice since […]
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