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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 […]

Future of public procurement in UK in the event of ‘no-deal’ 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 […]

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 under CPR 71 – Court of Appeal

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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White & Case to stake all on global shake-up

Management demands profit hike; Citibank deal off as Docklands move White & Case is forging ahead with a huge global shake-up that will see a number of partners facing de-equitisation as the firm attempts to more than triple top clients’ revenues to $160m (£99.8m).The management team is due to reveal its ambitious plans to partners […]

Court clamps down on Claims Direct payments

A court has found that payments by solicitors to claims management companies are unlawful – a ruling which undermines the structure on which those companies operate However, it stopped short of deciding whether this rule applies to barristers because of an ongoing Bar Council investigation into the matter.Most claims management companies charge solicitors, who in […]

Tarlos starts new year with management rejig

Following a shake-up of its management team, Tarlo Lyons has appointed two new managing partners, with current managing partner Nigel McEwan to take on the role of chairman Employment partner Warren Foot and corporate partner Kevin Barrow will take over as co-heads of the firm in the spring, following a decision taken by the firm […]

Baker & McKenzie ramps up in Indonesia

New partner hire signals capital markets push Baker & McKenzie’s Indonesian office Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (HHP) has poached capital market specialist Rambun Tjajo, the managing partner of local firm Bahar, Tjajo & Partners. Tjajo, who had been a name partner at Bahar, Tjajo & Partners since 1998 and also headed up the capital markets […]

Simmons recruits former Clifford Chance partner for corporate push

Simmons & Simmons has taken on former Clifford Chance corporate and projects partner David Shasha in a bid to boost its newly reshuffled corporate practice Shasha, a partner at Cliff-ord Chance for 15 years, left in mid-2001 to spend more time with his family. At Clifford Chance he handled corporate and international projects work with […]

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