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Navigating a new reality in the client-empowered era

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 […]

Procurement and state aid update: preparing for Brexit

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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Spanish telecoms group Telefónica buys 97.4 per cent of the share capital of Dutch television production company Endemol Entertainment Holding, in a euro5bn (£3.2bn) deal. Endemol advised by Stibbe (Joost van Lanschot, Heleen Kiersten). Telefónica advised by De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Jan Willem de Boer, Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh, Iman Stratenus and Enrique Boerboom). […]

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As property lawyers gear themselves up for the sun, sea and seminar fest that is Mipim, Tulkinghorn was reminded of one lawyer who will be a bit more cautious when handing out his business cards this year. As Tulkinghorn has always been of the firm belief that what goes on tour, stays on tour, he […]

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Jones Day Reavis & Pogue’s Peter Faber is well versed in advising his long-time client Peter Dyer in the etiquette of buyouts. Faber has acted for Dyer since the early 1980s, after Crystal Holidays was set up in 1981. Dyer then decided to sell the company to US-based Viad 10 years later, only for the […]

Mostyn-Williams set to join Landwell London

Landwell is taking on Stephen Mostyn-Williams, the former head of acquisition finance at Shearman & Sterling’s London office. Mostyn-Williams will join as business development director and will work at least three days a week at the firm, which is linked to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He will continue with his new job as managing director at debt […]

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