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FCA test case ruling – welcome news for businesses

The High Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Whilst the judgment may be appealed by the insurers, it is a very positive outcome for most businesses.

Can SECR fill the void where ESOS failed?

Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.

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Latham and Skadden act on $7.1bn fintech acquisition

Latham & Watkins, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have led on the latest deal in the fintech sector, this time in the consumer finance space. Latham took the lead role for Intuit, a business and finance software company which develops accounting and tax preparation services for small business […]

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Skadden fills restructuring gap with Milbank recruit

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has made its third lateral hire in five months in London, bringing on board a restructuring partner from Milbank. The US firm has hired Peter Newman, a partner from Milbank’s financial restructuring group who was with the firm for over 15 years. He fills a void left by retired restructuring […]

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Clifford Chance and Skadden drafted in on £3.2bn Swiss Re subsidiary sale

An eight-strong partner team from Clifford Chance and a five-partner one from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have taken the lead on the £3.2bn sale of ReAssure, a subsidiary of Zurich-based insurance company Swiss Re, to UK insurer Phoenix Group Holdings. As part of the deal, which will be completed in mid-2020 and is currently […]

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Latham and Skadden lead on PayPal’s £4bn acquisition of online shopping tool

Latham & Watkins and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom have acted on PayPal’s $4bn (£3.1bn) acquisition of online shopping tool Honey. Skadden advised PayPal, led by corporate partner Michael Mies in Palo Alto, with antitrust/competition partner Ingrid Vandenborre in Brussels. Latham acted for Honey Science Corporation, led in Los Angeles by corporate partners Alex […]

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For some firms WFH policies were a tick-box thing. Not any more.

Within the space of five days from Monday 16 March, working from home (WFH) became the new normal for the vast majority of the population. Lives and habits changed instantly. You’ve probably already enjoyed at least one Zoom cocktail party, reacquainted yourself with your children and perhaps joined an online choir? From a legal market […]

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