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African M&A: can the downturn in fortunes be re-energised?

Following a period of recent change for the worse in M&A (and PE exits) activity, due to political uncertainty and governance issues, can local strategy – combined with Africanising operations – and positive business sentiment improve the current state of affairs?

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Walkers’ Bermuda Top 10 FinTech AML Tips

Their FinTech and regulatory specialists share the 10 most important tips for businesses in the digital assets space to consider when complying with anti-money laundering laws in Bermuda.

Ground rent reform: fixing one problem and creating another?

The draft bill to implement the government’s ground rent changes finally reached the House of Lords in May 2021. This legislation had been long awaited and, largely, the provisions were as expected following the earlier consultations and government announcements and discussions.


Rumours of the Retail Price Index’s (RPI) death have been vastly exaggerated in the past. We were told back in 2013 that the Office for National Statistics was going to stop formally recognising the index as a national statistic, but it took a while for the industry to take note. We have all carried on using it in our indexed linked rent reviews since then.

ESG and the private investor

This recording of a recent virtual debate discusses the extent to which the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials of a company or investment are considered when making investment decisions.


Schoenherr recognised as leading law firm in South East Europe by Chambers

Schoenherr has been named as as the South East Europe Law Firm of the Year 2015 by legal publisher Chambers and Partners. Schoenherr lawyers Monica Cojocaru, Miloš Laković and Marko Prušnik accepted the award on behalf of the firm at the Chambers Europe Awards event held this past Friday evening at Amsterdam’s Hotel Okura. Headline deals and […]


Axiom UK doubles number of legal professionals in Belfast with £9m expansion

Axiom UK will double the number of people it employs in Belfast over the next five years following a £9m investment in the business. The 97 new jobs will include lawyers, project managers and technologists, with an average salary of £40,000. Invest Northern Ireland is supporting the investment with a grant of £727,500. The investment […]

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Independent firms can still be global

When the alliance between Herbert Smith, Gleiss Lutz and Stibbe fell apart three years ago, it was the start of a new era for all three firms and their partners. While Herbert Smith went global, Gleiss opted for a non-exclusive European alliance and Stibbe has remained stubbornly independent. Meanwhile, the former director-general of the alliance, […]

Baker & McKenzie affiliate advises on IPO of Saudi hardware retail giant SACO

Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie has advised Saudi Company for Hardware (SACO) on its initial public offering (IPO). Approved by the Saudi Capital Market Authority on 31 March 2015, the IPO involved the sale of 7.2 million shares representing 30 per cent of SACO’s share capital. Operating across 12 cities in Saudi Arabia, […]

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