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European public procurement: Commentary on Directive 2014/24/EU

The detailed commentary on European public procurement provides an authoritative interpretation of each provision in the main EU Directive on public procurement – Directive 2014/24/EU. It also highlights the application problems and interpretative issues being raised in EU Member States, which in due time will make their way up to the CJEU or even require further legislative interventions.

There is no normal: rapid change requires resilience

Phil Muller, director of legal services at Williams Lea, explains why law firms need to make better use of data, technology and distributed working to future-proof their business models.

Offshore Litigation: Rule in Gibbs applied – Recognition of Singapore moratoria denied in Scotland

In the recent Scottish case of Chang Chin Fen v Cosco Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Ltd, the Outer House of the Court of Session refused petitions brought by debtor companies under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations, 2006 to, amongst other things, recognise moratoria obtained in the Singapore High Court on the basis that to do so would prejudice the rights of a creditor to claim under its English-law governed debt, which stood outside the proposed Singapore schemes.


Magic circle and US firms seal London Stock Exchange’s $27bn Refinitiv deal

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are just some of the firms advising on the London Stock Exchange Group’s proposed acquisition of data provider Refinitiv for $27bn. As part of the deal, the London Stock Exchange will buy Refinitiv from current owners Blackstone and Thomson Reuters. Freshfields advised LSE on […]

Ogier acts for lenders in £1bn refinancing deal

Ogier in Jersey has acted for the lenders (including RBS) in connection with the refinancing of £1.16bn of debt of the Angel Trains Group. The refinancing included just over £1bn of senior debt and £125m of junior debt of the group. The senior debt, which is split into five facilities with maturities up to 15 years, and the junior […]

Value of Thomson Reuters’ HighQ purchase revealed

Thomson Reuters’ recent acquisition of HighQ will boost the listed company’s revenues by £20m, The Lawyer understands, after several years of considerable growth for the collaboration platform. Deal value was not disclosed publically but The Lawyer has learnt that the transaction was also worth £200m. A team from Kemp Little that involved corporate partner Andy Moseby […]

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