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Navigating a new reality in the client-empowered era

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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As Morley triumphs in managing partner election, who will take on one of the biggest jobs in the City? The champagne corks have barely been popped in celebration of David Morley’s election as Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) next managing partner (as revealed last week on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews). But already banking lawyers across the City are asking […]

Ex-Radclifffes consultant pleads guilty in fraud case

Former RadcliffesLe Brasseur property consultant Jeremy Franks has pleaded guilty in a Southern Ohio district court on one count of conspiracy to defraud, and is on bail awaiting sentencing The consultancy contract that Franks held with the firm was terminated at the end of September, when he told Radcliffes’ management of his situation. However, he […]

Ashursts German finance partner lasts six months

Ashurst Morris Crisp has lost German finance partner Rainer Eichholz after only six months at the firm Eichholz, a lateral hire from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, was expected to spearhead Ashursts’ drive into German structured finance. However, he unexpectedly quit Ashursts’ Frankfurt office last week. The loss of Eichholz, an investment banker and lawyer, throws into […]

Law Society vetoes £48m Midlands site

Treasurer breaks rank from management over proposed OSS development The Law Society has voted against spending an estimated £48m on a new complaints handling site in the Midlands. The vote, at a 2:1 majority, follows a letter seen by many council members from the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine to Law Society chief executive Janet Paraskeva, […]

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