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Navigating a new reality in the client-empowered era

To thrive in the new era of the empowered client, law firms must make investments designed to modernise the way they run their firms and service their clients. This requires changing culture, developing new competencies, and operationalising new ways of working. Innovative technologies are key enablers to accelerating rms’ transformations in these areas. New research […]

Procurement and state aid update: preparing for Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third-party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Data protection: sunset of £500k, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information – CoA

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

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The Victoria Government has called for firms to tender for a role on its new legal panel. Nicole Maley discovers why the places are so coveted and reveals what the client is looking for When the Victorian government announced at the end of last year that its law firm providers would be put to the […]

The Leader Column

Good God. The-odore Goddard in radical move shocker. As re-vealed in this issue, the firm has elected a non-lawyer to take charge. Instead of having a managing partner, Theodore Goddard will have a chief operating officer.Well, yes, it does sound a bit 1990s. Non-lawyer managers were more in fashion five years ago, but for a […]

Andersen member lifts spirits with Malaysian govt instruction

Andersen Legal’s Malaysian practice has provided the accountancy-tied network with a welcome boost as the Andersen accounting arm battles against the fallout from the Enron scandal Andersen member Zaid Ibrahim & Co has completed work for the Malaysian government’s asset management company Danaharta on its first asset-backed securitisation.The appointment of Zaid Ibrahim consolidates the firm’s […]

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Orb Estates plumps for Fladgate on £600m acquisition of Thistle Hotels

Fladgate Fielder advised Euro & UK Property and the Orb Estates group on the £600m acquisition of 37 Thistle Hotels and the companies that own them, effectively giving the West End firm a new client.Thistle Hotels, advised by David Pudge at Clifford Chance, sold a 37 hotel-package that it will continue to operate under a […]

Raslan Loong creates first Malaysian office in Europe

Raslan Loong has become the first Malaysian law firm to open offices in Europe A second-tier corporate outfit, Raslan Loong has entered into a joint venture with boutique German firm Reeg.Raslan Loong will take space in Reeg’s Mannheim offices. Name partner Caesar Loong is in Germany to establish the office and Raslan Loong plans to […]

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