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Rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction

Terra Firma has successfully obtained rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction completed in 2012, concerning the Four Seasons care homes business [FSHC Group Holdings Limited v Barclays Bank Plc]. The transaction required the Parent company to provide security over a particular shareholder loan which was part of the overall funding package. […]

New opportunity for permanent residency in Alberta

By Krista Schofer The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently announced highly anticipated changes to its permanent residency program. Effective June 14, 2018, the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is available as a potential path to permanent residency in the province. The AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream under the AINP. The AOS […]

Global skills strategy update GTS occupations list

By Lesley A Love The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot project launched by IRCC in June 2017. The program is designed to give Canadian employers quicker access to highly qualified global talent. Changes were recently announced to one part of the GSS, as outlined below. Employers using the program should be aware of these changes…

All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

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Kennedys gains Dublin office via merger with Irish associate firm

Kennedys has formally merged with its Dublin associate office O’Hare O’Connor Walshe (OHOCW) to create Kennedys Ireland. It is Kennedys’ ninth international office and gives the firm seven additional partners in the Irish capital. Senior partner Nick Thomas commented: “The decision to take our relationship with OHOCW forward by establishing Kennedys Ireland at this time […]

Camerons partner drops action and walks out

CMS Cameron ­McKenna real estate disputes head Caroline DeLaney has quit after withdrawing a sexual discrimination claim against the firm. DeLaney, who joined the firm in 1993, left last month, more than a year after she instructed Dawsons to advise her on a sex discrimination claim brought in the Employment Tribunal.According to a source close to the firm, […]

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HSBC legal chief dragged into ‘informal internships’ row

HSBC’s legal department is at the centre of the ongoing controversy surrounding ’informal’ work experience. The situation has arisen after group general counsel Richard Bennett sent a rejection letter to a student who had sought unpaid work experience in the banking giant’s legal department. According to today’s Financial Times, Bennett wrote in the letter that […]

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With litigation arising from team moves on the rise, Paul Goulding QC and Diya Sen Gupta look at how cases in this area are not providing a definitive path to judgment  Team move litigation appears to be on the rise. The current economic climate may be part of the reason for this. On one […]

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