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The Bermuda Private Trust Company Guide

Private trust companies (‘PTCs’) may be described as companies established to act as trustees for one or more trusts that are related in some way e.g. made in connection with the same family group, philanthropic or charitable organisations, business or investment funds. Bermuda has a stellar international reputation and is a popular jurisdiction in which […]

Where will it end? A different perspective

The reach of the Supreme Court’s decision in the goods and services discrimination complaint of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd [2018] IRLR 1116 is starting to reveal itself. In the recent EAT decision in Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd v Groen UKEAT/0059/18/OO the Tribunal’s finding of direct discrimination on grounds of religion or belief was overturned on the basis […]

Neota Roundtable Roundup: How can AI Automation transform legal departments?

Neota launched their first in a series of roundtable events in New York this week. The event was designed for in house legal departments to discuss how they can leverage AI automation to transform their legal department and overcome the challenge of achieving ‘more with less’. We were joined by professionals from KPMG, JP Morgan, […]

2019 Gender Pay Gap Reporting

By David Smedley, Andrew Raymen The 4 April 2019 deadline for private sector employers with more than 250 staff to publish their second round of gender pay gap reports (based on a ‘snapshot date’ of 5 April 2018) is fast approaching. What trends and observations can be drawn from the 2018 reports and how can […]

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ECB backs harmonisation of EU securitisation law

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Real Estate and Projects Summary

Nabarro Nathanson (Paul McDermott, Helen Randall) advised West Berkshire District Council on a £100m public-private strategic partnership, involving the outsourcing of support services to Amey BPO. Addleshaw Booth & Co advised Amey BPO. Beachcroft Wansbroughs (Alan Wood, Chris Ward) advised Norwich City Council on the £85m Norwich Connect PFI deal to update, refresh and re-engineer […]

Buchanan partner snapped up by Weil Gotshal

Weil Gotshal & Manges has recruited one of the dwindling band of Buchanan Ingersoll partners. Rupert Jones, Buchanan’s former head of real estate, has joined Weil Gotshal as senior European counsel. He will head up the firm’s real estate team. Jones is the latest Buchanan partner to leave the firm following its decision to refocus […]

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Times of economic depression test the market and precipitate emerging trends. With this in mind, now is a good time to take a look at the European market. While the deal flow may not be as robust as it was this time last year, the consolidation process among law firms is still underway and there […]

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