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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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Love departs 2 Paper Buildings for RSPCA

Barrister Mark Love, head of 2 Paper Buildings, is to quit the bar and move in-house as director of legal services at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Love succeeds outgoing head Frank Widdowson who retires this week. Love is to hand over his head of chambers mantle to Robin […]

Weightmans takes on Reynolds Porter lawyer

Weightman Vizards has recruited its first lateral hire since the merged firm took effect on 1 May Reynolds Porter Chamberlain professional indemnity lawyer John Bennett will join insurance rival Weightmans in London.

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Imagine a world in which an English solicitor is suddenly informed that there is now an international rule that decrees that English solicitors are no longer able to handle client money. A world in which every foreign law firm that obtains a licence to open a new office in China is German or American. A […]

Slaughters' Italian best friend opens new practice in Treviso

Slaughter and May best friend Macchi di Cellere e Gangemi has opened a new office in Treviso, one of the most dynamic areas in northern Italy The M&A and project finance boutique adds Treviso to its offices in Milan, Rome and its associated offices in Vincenza and Verona.The firm sees Treviso as its next key […]

DLA in double Belgian thrust

DLA is strengthening its Brussels office just months after completing its first full European merger as it takes on the lawyers from Arthur Andersen’s Belgian firm Caestecker & Partners Following the Enron debacle, lawyers at Caestecker have voted to dissolve the partnership and join DLA, creating a 95-lawyer Belgian practice. This includes an office in […]

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