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Blog: Application for an inquest into Alfie Evans’ death is without merit

By Bridget Dolan QC R (Allman) v HM Senior Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral The short and desperately tragic life of Alfie Evans, and his parents’ heart-rending fight to have him transferred to Rome for continuation of his life sustaining treatment, has recently been fully played out in the public arena. The public hearings in the […]

Implications of a ‘no Brexit deal’ on business structuring, accounting and audit

By Alison Johnson As 29 March 2019 draws ever closer and Brexit withdrawal negotiations continue, the UK government has started to release a series of technical notices outlining the implications of a “no Brexit deal” on certain key topics and industries. Noting that changes in business structuring, accounting and audit will be of interest to […]

Mortgage portfolio transfers – How a stitch in time saves nine

By Abigail Hadfield Inadvertently failing to transfer the legal title to even a handful of mortgages following a portfolio acquisition can be a costly mistake. The secondary market in residential mortgage books is thriving, and purchasers are increasingly being caught out by this apparently simple issue. In the majority of cases, a suitably-worded power of […]

Governing law and jurisdiction clause in contracts

By Gordon Bell, Tom Price, David Lowe Governing law and jurisdiction or dispute clauses are two distinct things. Governing law is the substantive law of the contract and dispute resolution clauses are the clauses that tell you where and how your dispute is going to be resolved. They are very different. One does not imply the other and […]

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Arnold & Porter hires IP chief

Washington DC firm Arnold & Porter is taking on a new global intellectual property (IP) and technology litigation head. Joel Freed is joining from local rival Howrey Simon Arnold & White, which boasts the world’s largest IP practice. Freed will head a team of 80 lawyers based in the firm’s US and London offices. His […]

EUROSeA/PARK PLAZA

Eurosea and Park Plaza are proving dream clients for Tarlo Lyons, providing a steady stream of work across the board as they develop and invest in the UK hotel industry. The firm acts on a substantial part of Eurosea/Park Plaza work. Last year it worked with them on their rapid growth in the UK, with […]

Sidleys cleans up on synthetics

The London office of Sidley & Austin has completed the first known synthetic securitisation in Europe on a portfolio of credit default swaps. The firm advised Banca Commerciale Italiana as arranger on the deal, where it bought credit protection from an Irish vehicle called Scala Synthetic 2 through credit default swaps on a euro750m (£472.6m) […]

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RiverSoft makes initial public offering on techMARK and Rule 144A placing. Issuer advised by Linklaters & Alliance (Derek McMenamin). Sponsor and sole bookrunner Morgan Stanley Dean Witter advised by Allen & Overy (Mark Dighero).

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