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An asset tracer’s alphabet

In this short piece, the first in a series of articles shining light on the topic, Schillings’ specialist investigator picks some of the key, basic definitions that an asset tracer should be all too familiar with.

Keeping track of positive covenants

If they can be enforced, positive covenants can be troublesome for buyers and developers alike. But due care can bring any obligations to light during a transaction and help manage them.

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Mishcon strikes £150m litigation funding deal with Harbour

Mishcon de Reya is partnering with Harbour to launch a £150m litigation fund, The Lawyer can reveal, which will be used to finance disputes for the firm’s clients. The fund is the result of lengthy preparations and a well-established partnership with Harbour, which has already invested $200m in recent Mishcon cases, such as Hiscox, RBS […]

Jones Day partner moves over to Addleshaws

Addleshaw Goddard has brought in a Jones Day partner to boost its leveraged finance team, as the UK firm continues to add more lawyers in London. Ewen Scott joins the firm’s City practice after three years at Jones Day. Prior to this he spent seven years at Ashurst, making partner in 2016, having begun his […]

On-demand webinar: The lawyer of the future: Working habits to leave in the past

Artificial intelligence is changing the way people access, capture and share data. The popularity of voice-activated assistants such as Siri, Alexa and Google, is just an example of how the understanding of language by intelligent tech has become an essential element in people’s daily production and management of information. New tech is not only affecting […]

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie to make redundancies in business services

Baker McKenzie is making redundancies across its business services functions, The Lawyer understands. It is understood that the firm is in the process of parting ways with a number of senior regional heads across functions such as business support, operations and marketing. On the loss of the London comms roles, a Bakers spokesperson said: “In […]

Kyiv, Ukraine

DLA Piper’s 40-strong Ukraine office snapped up by Kinstellar

DLA Piper is closing its third European base in four years, with its Kyiv office moving across to Kinstellar to create a 60-lawyer operation. Headed up by corporate M&A partner Margarita Karpenko, DLA’s entire Ukraine office has been acquired by CEE firm Kinstellar. Karpenko and senior counsel Daniel Bilak will form the management committee of […]

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