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Trends in transatlantic acquisition finance

Contents A transatlantic future The US influence on the European market The rise of the non-bank lenders The patchwork of Europe The political impact Case Study: Financing Bain’s Acquisition of Kantar from WPP Team structure Conclusion: what next? Key takeaways The convergence of documentary terms, investors and commercial approaches across the European and US loan […]

MLD5 update and new EU AML action plan

The European Commission has issued a recent update on the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5). We examine what the MLD5 entails and outline the next steps to be taken.

High Court analyses compensation order regime under the CDDA accounting

The compensation order regime Compensation orders aim to make directors financially accountable for the consequences of their unfit conduct. They were introduced in October 2015 by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which amended the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA). Under the new regime, the Insolvency Service can apply to court (on […]

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HSF launches first office in Italy with Simmons hire

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has expanded in Europe, opening its first office in Italy with a hire from Simmons & Simmons. The new Milan office, which has been described by the firm as an “IP boutique”, will launch through Laura Orlando, Simmons’ former leading IP partner in the Italian city.

Gareth Price

Energy head wins A&O managing partner mandate

Allen & Overy’s projects and energy head Gareth Price will take over as its next managing partner, after winning the firm’s election against three other contenders. The news follows that of Wim Dejonghe’s re-appointment as senior partner this week. Together, Dejonghe and Price will be the driving force of A&O’s strategy for the next four years. […]

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