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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 […]

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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 […]

Data protection: 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 – CoA

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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Linklaters got the nod on a key acquisition by FTSE100 mining client Kazakhmys, Kazakhstan’s biggest copper producer. Corporate partner and head of mining Charlie Jacobs said the magic circle firm got to know the client after working on its 2005 flotation. Norton Rose advised Kazakhmys on its London IPO, while Linklaters advised the underwriters. Although […]

JAC appoints its first High Court judges

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Bird & Bird captures Linklaters’ head of IP

Bird & Bird has boosted its Brussels IP team with the hire of Linklaters Brussels IP head Jean-Christophe Troussel. Troussel’s practice focuses on the life sciences and fast-moving consumer goods sectors. Troussel said: “Linklaters is a great firm but it does have a strong focus on M&A and finance. The strategy is very successful, but […]

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