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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 […]

BVI to implement changes to rules governing SPCs registered under BCA

By Michael Killourhy The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will shortly implement some important changes to the rules governing segregated portfolio companies (SPCs) incorporated or registered under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (BCA). These changes, introduced by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the 2018 BCA Amendment Act) will come into force on 1 October […]

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Soccer to be major City player, predict lawyers

Lawyers are predicting all Premiership and many first division clubs will go public on the stock market as City interest in the business of football intensifies. Last week Southampton Football Club was admitted to the Stock Exchange’s Official List. Its shares had been suspended at 47p and went to 170p on the opening of trading […]

First judicial assistants arrive at Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal has appointed its first batch of pupil barristers and trainee assistants to fill its controversial new “judicial assistant” posts. Of the six that started work last week only two are solicitors and only one, Graeme Johnston, is from a City firm, Herbert Smith. The other four are appointed from the Bar. […]

Salary gap narrows for in-house lawyers

A report released earlier this month reveals that the earnings gap between lawyers working in-house in US corporations and private firms has continued to narrow. The findings are contained in US consultants Altman Weil Pensa’s Law Department Compensation Benchmarking Survey, which has been conducted annually since 1974. According to the report, almost one in 10 […]

Sinagapore's Chor Pee & Co divides

LEADING Singapore firm Chor Pee & Company has split up following a management dispute between the partners. The 28-fee-earner firm broke into two camps following the dispute and auditors from Deloitte & Touche have been called in to establish who owns what. Lim Chor Pee, one of the founders of the firm, has become managing […]

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