To support our clients and contacts in the retail and hospitality sectors, Shoosmiths hosted a webinar on 30 July 2020 focusing on the role of technology in making retail and hospitality safe and savvy in a post-Covid world.
Shoosmiths’ Head of Real Estate North, Andrew Pattinson, discusses what a post-Covid Manchester might look like at Estates Gazette’s ‘Future of Manchester – A City Reborn’ virtual conference on 25th June 2020, alongside fellow panellists James Evans, Director at Savills and D’mitri Zaprzala, Head of Residential at Octopus Real Estate.
UK and EU competition law provides that retailers must be free to determine their own resale prices. Actions by suppliers to restrict this freedom by dictating a fixed or minimum resale price are prohibited.
With many of the UK’s once thriving town centres facing economic demise and a sharp decline in retail tenants, exacerbated by the global pandemic, we hosted a webinar where we summarised the recently published guidance from the government in relation to the £3.6bn Towns Fund which is intended to drive sustainable economic regeneration of towns across the UK.
The idea of networking can be daunting for aspiring solicitors, yet it is an important skill which will help you to succeed in any professional career – particularly one in law. This post shares tips on how to make the most of networking opportunities.
By Zarina Lawley The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) recently published a useful Q&A article on their website which we recommend all law firms take the time to read. It summarises some of the most common queries the SRA has received from solicitors about their rules and the potential impact of Coronavirus. The article discusses professional […]
1. Background Despite the constant update of the public procurement legal framework, the Romanian authorities have signalled several issues related to the public procurement contracts granted to certain companies, in circumstances which are not able to comply, in all cases, with the general principles of transparency and equal treatment. Thus, in order to ensure the […]
The new Montenegrin Companies Act which entered into force on 11 July 2020, is an innovative and thoroughgoing codification of Montenegrin Corporate Law. The legislator opted for a comprehensive legal instrument which, compared to the previous law, contains more detailed and exhaustive rules determining the establishment, management, restructuring, termination and functioning of business entities.
Second volume of the Digest prepared by PLMJ and Inventa International on the crossover between the area of intellectual property and the challenges of COVID-19, especially regarding patents and utility models, as well as all the information on the path to obtaining a vaccine.
The British Virgin Islands recently introduced new regulations relating to products and services in the innovative fintech space, reaffirming its commitment to remaining a jurisdiction of choice for new financial products and services. These new regulations represent an exciting development in the approach taken by the BVI to the regulation of novel financial technology, representing a good balance between oversight and accountability on the one hand, and freedom to innovate on the other.
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Clifford Chance, Ashurst, DLA Piper and Dentons are among the firms that have secured a place on The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s latest £8.6m legal panel. The new, expanded panel is made up of 15 firms, with new appointments including Clyde & Co, Pinsent Masons and Mills & Reeve. Whereas previously the FCA had separate […]
Macfarlanes has posted double digit growth for profit per equity partner (PEP) over 2019/20, with revenue also rising by 9.5 per cent. The City firm’s PEP grew 10 per cent to £1.91m, the highest PEP figure of any UK firm to report this year so far. The double-digit increase puts Macfarlanes’ PEP above all the […]
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has poached private equity partner James Howe from Gibson Dunn. Howe, who focuses on cross-border leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions, joins Simpson Thacher’s London M&A practice after four years as a partner at Gibson Dunn. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn he was a partner at Proskauer Rose. […]
Revenue at Ince Group shot up by 87 per cent to just under £98.5m during the last financial year, with the listed outfit reporting significant double-digit growth for the second year running. Following last year’s 69 per cent increase in turnover, the merged outfit today informed investors of further financial progress, while also confirming a […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is in the process of planning its first move into 100 Bishopsgate, which is edging closer after the pandemic disrupted the initial timetable. The Lawyer has learned that the magic circle firm will organise two different waves of arrivals. The first one will occur in September, and a second one will follow […]
This week saw private equity house BC Partners make a nearly €3bn investment in Italian machinery business IMA, with firms including Kirkland & Ellis, NCTM and White & Case all bagging roles. IMA’s largest shareholder is Società Finanziaria Macchine Automatiche, which will be selling a 20 per cent shareholding to BC Partners. At a later […]