Regulation of pre-pack administrations – the new rules

In light of transparency issues and the limited uptake of the voluntary measures recommended by the 2014 Graham Review, the Government has introduced regulations that will impose conditions on certain disposals by administrators.

Related briefings

Expedited trademark examination now available in Canada

On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that it will begin accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications along with other new measures to reduce delays in examination.

Pensions schemes and climate change – member engagement

With guest speakers Rona Train and William Chan from Hymans Robertson this free-to-view webinar helps trustees understand their obligations under the PSA 2021 to assess and manage the risks and opportunities associated with climate change, and how ESG could be a real opportunity to increase member engagement.

Terms and limitation clauses: will they be effective when you need them?

In the recent case of Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Ltd (BB) v Van Elle Ltd, the question before the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) was whether the sub-contract superseded any prior contractual relationship between the parties, or whether the sub-contract was subject to Van Elle’s standard terms and conditions.

Latest Briefings

Recommended

1

Rosenblatt parent company snaps up Memery Crystal in £30m deal

RBG Holdings has purchased independent London outfit Memery Crystal in a £30m acquisition. As a result of the transaction, which was announced on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning, the parent group of litigation-focused Rosenblatt Limited confirmed that the two firms will retain their own brands and offices in the deal, while also stating […]

Lara Oyesanya

Hot 100 career quiz: Contis GC Lara Oyesanya

Name: Lara Oyesanya Organisation: Contis Group Role: Group General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer Trained at: British Rail Year qualified: 1993 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee/pupil? In October 1990, the Government gave the go-ahead to British Rail and London Transport to develop the east-west Crossrail scheme. […]

Freshfields nabs Linklaters trade expert in Government work drive

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired a Government trade adviser as part of the firm’s plans to scale up its London capabilities post-Brexit. The magic circle firm has attracted Linklaters senior consultant Lorand Bartels, who is also a specialist adviser to the UK House of Commons Select Committee on International Trade. The hire was pursued by […]

Money dollars

Reed Smith joins raft of firms handing out Covid bonuses

Reed Smith has approved a Covid bonus to its associates. The firm has notified associates across its global platform that it will award special 2021 bonuses across the spring and autumn. These bonuses are based on seniority, ranging from $12,000 to $64,000 in the US; the amounts elsewhere will be based on jurisdictions and currencies. […]

O2 Virgin Media merger

New GC revealed ahead of £31bn O2 and Virgin merger

Virgin Media and O2 have appointed a new general counsel, as the two companies prepare to finalise their bumper merger deal. Telefónica’s chief policy officer Enrique Medina Malo is set to become GC of the £31bn business, after the tie-up was agreed last year between O2’s owner Telefónica and Virgin Media’s parent company Liberty Global. […]

Find legal roles

Make your next move with The Lawyer Careers. Search and apply for thousands of vacancies, or receive email alerts for new roles when they go live. Whether you're looking at private practice, in-house legal or an exciting business support role, you'll find your future here.

Search vacancies