The resurgence of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) as an alternative to traditional IPOs was one of the major talking points of 2020. SPACs have become attractive propositions for investors, venture capital firms and private equity funds looking to efficiently deploy capital quickly and enhance their portfolios in an era of low interest rates and market volatility.
The 12 months since our last issue have been very different, to say the least, and something of a roller-coaster with second and third waves of Covid-19.
A quick reference guide to some of the most frequently asked questions arising out of financing transactions involving British Virgin Islands (BVI) companies.
The M&A market in 2020 was curiously active compared to 12 months ago. There were 399 M&A transactions in 2020 compared with 359 in 2019. The deal value in 2019 was higher at 9,331.56 compared with 5,946 in 2020.
The demand for Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) formations in the Cayman Islands increased through the first quarter of 2021 following robust performance in 2020.
Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.
Alex Barr, Managing Director of Third Bounce, talk about how law firms can increase their profitability.
The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.
Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?
Getting the design of retirement housing and care homes right is crucial to ensure a new development is equipped to meet the needs of the residents and becomes an integrated part of its local community.
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Inmarsat’s VP for legal affairs has taken on a new role at a business advisory company, six months after the departure of general counsel Trudy Cooke. Christian Fahey joins Washington-headquartered Ankura as executive director and associate GC for EMEA and APAC as its first international lawyer, after nearly five years at satellite company Inmarsat. In […]
Clifford Chance is postponing the implementation of its long-term UK remote working policy, in light of potential changes in the Government roadmap. The magic circle firm has communicated internally that its policy will kick off in September rather than June. The Lawyer revealed the new arrangements in late April, which were announced as the firm […]
Clyde & Co’s North American and Canadian chair has been elected as the firm’s new senior partner, after former leader Peter Hirst stepped down last year. Montréal-based Carolena Gordon has taken the top job, winning the election against UK partners James Cooper and Chris Murray. Gordon is the first partner from outside the UK to […]
Dentons has completed its business services consultation, resulting in over 60 voluntary redundancies. The consultation was launched at the beginning of the year and impacted up to 87 roles. Dentons confirmed that 67 employees (35 secretaries and 32 business services staff) opted for voluntary redundancy while two roles were cut. In addition, six secretaries and 14 […]
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is introducing a new development programme for senior associates as it seeks to refine leadership skills among the firm’s emerging talent. The Neuro Leadership Institute (NLI) has been drafted in to help with the programme’s redesign, which will be rolled out virtually across the firm’s global offices. The initiative, known as […]
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