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People who do not wish their data to be mined by Google Analytics seem to have been under the impression that choosing Google’s “Incognito” mode would prevent their personal data being mined by Analytics. Not so, says Google.

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.

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Former Davis Polk partner joins Facebook as new GC

Facebook has found a new general counsel to helm its in-house legal functions after its top lawyer Colin Stretch left the company at the end of last summer. The role has been filled by Jennifer Newstead, whose career has spanned both law firm stints and government duties. She was the first woman to head the […]

Third GC leaves Zaha Hadid Architects in just three years

Zaha Hadid Architects has seen its third general counsel leave the company in just three years with Previtha Kunjuraman stepping down from her role. The firm has had difficulty holding onto its general counsels since creating the role in 2016 when it hired Tamsyn McLean, herself departing ZHA after less than a year to join […]

Claire Canning

Sky appoints former Olswang partner as new UK GC

Sky has named a new general counsel for UK and Ireland, promoting its former director of legal in content and commercial Claire Canning to the role. Canning started her career at Clifford Chance as a trainee, moving to Olswang after a year in the media team. There, she worked her way up to partner in […]

Brian Perrott

HFW appoints innovation leader after board shake-up

HFW has tasked a partner with the management of innovation projects alongside a new committee, as it seeks to foster technology developments from the highest ranks of its structure. The firm has made litigation lawyer Brian Perrott its new innovation partner, tasked with working with the similarly-named innovation committee to identify promising ideas and oversee […]

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