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Future of public procurement in UK in the event of ‘no-deal’ 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 […]

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 under CPR 71 – Court of Appeal

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 […]

BVI to implement changes to rules governing SPCs registered under BCA

By Michael Killourhy The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will shortly implement some important changes to the rules governing segregated portfolio companies (SPCs) incorporated or registered under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (BCA). These changes, introduced by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the 2018 BCA Amendment Act) will come into force on 1 October […]

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Brobeck Phleger opens North Virginia IP office

San Francisco firm Brobeck Phleger & Harrison is taking on five intellectual property partners to boost its Washington DC office and launch a new outpost in Northern Virginia. The technology firm opened the Washington office last year and these are the first IP lawyers to join the practice. The new office will be just 15 […]

Bristol barristers beat the Woolf from their door

With its successful insurance litgation practices and the popularity of the Mercantile Court, Bristol is one of the few regions where barristers are actually benefiting from the introduction of the Woolf Reforms. Bal Khela reports Unlike many other barristers, those currently practising in Bristol actually claim to have witnessed an increase in litigation as a […]

The South West & Wales: CHOSEN COUNSEL

Counsel used recently by the Welsh National Assembly: Jonathan Crowe, 4 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London. Advised on contract and procurement of IT services. Michael Farmer QC, Sedan House Chambers, Chester. Nominated to conduct investigation regarding disciplinary proceedings for the chief executive of Vale of Glamorgan council. Kenneth Howells, 9 Stone Buildings, London. Advised on […]

DLA adds Italy to D&P international alliance

DLA is about to sign up Italian firm De Berti Jacchia Perno & Associati to its D&P alliance. If De Berti Jacchia agrees, as is expected by the end of the month, then the alliance will be recognised from January 2001. The international alliance of DLA has members in France, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands. […]

The South West & Wales: the quiet life?

Those who have made the move from the City are overwhelmingly positive about their experience in the regions. Perhaps you would expect as much, but their evidence is convincing nonetheless. Michelle Thomas left Freshfields in London for Eversheds‘ Cardiff office in October. Besides returning home, she had made a conscious decision to change her lifestyle. […]

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