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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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Lovells gets Iceland brief in banking row

The Icelandic government has appointed Lovells as it ­considers legal action against the British Government over its reaction to the country’s ­banking crisis. Iceland has ­criticised chancellor Alistair ­Darling’s decision to put the UK subsidiaries of Kaupthing and Landsbanki into administration and freeze their assets, and has turned to Lovells corporate partner Richard Brown for […]

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The cost of bringing ­litigation is under greater scrutiny than ever after the Master of the Rolls Sir Anthony Clarke appointed Lord Justice Rupert Jackson to conduct a year-long review. The cost of bringing ­litigation in England and Wales is under greater scrutiny than ever before after the Master of the Rolls Sir Anthony Clarke […]

McDermott launches new bonus scheme

McDermott Will & Emery has announced associate bonuses for the first time since overhauling its bonus structure in February. The US firm amended its associate bonus structure earlier this year to be in line with partner bonuses. The scheme is now set on a calendar year instead of the traditional October time table. McDermott associates […]

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As London and New York lose their status as leading financial centres, Peter Bubenzer asks: should offshore firms look to pastures new? With the evident rise of the Brazil, Russia, India and China (Bric) economies, it is apparent that there are ­significant opportunities for international law firms in non-traditional markets. The question is how to […]

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