This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 31 May 2015

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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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Former Akin Gump Geneva head confirmed as US Ambassador to Finland

The former head of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Geneva office, Charles Adams, has been confirmed as the next US Ambassador to Finland. Adams’ nomination by president Barack Obama was confirmed by the US Senate on Wednesday (24 June) and he will take up his new duties at the end of July. Arbitration partner […]

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A&O helps investors beat Lloyds in High Court £3.3bn ECN bond battle

Allen & Overy (A&O) and South Square Chambers have won a High Court case for investors who own high-yield bonds worth £3.3bn in Lloyds Banking Group, who claimed that they were entitled to enhanced capital notes (ECN) in advance of their respective maturity dates. A&O partner Jonathan Hitchin instructed South Square’s Jeremy Goldring QC and […]

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Exclusive: Linklaters cuts three spots from international management board

Linklaters will cut three spots including two in London from its international board (IB), following a partnership consultation to cut down time spent on management after complaints the former set up was excessive.  The board, to be reduced from 14 to 11 voting members, will also be renamed the partnership board (PB) as a result […]

TGS successfully represents client in litigation regarding trademarks

Lawyers from Tark Grunte Sutkiene’s Riga office have successfully represented a client in a litigation regarding trademarks.  The firm ensured that the respondent changes its company name that was in breach with the trademark of the client of the law firm. The interests of the client were represented by  Nauris Grigals and Matiss Rostoks. 

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Pérez-Llorca to launch office in New York as US hub and gateway to Latin America

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has confirmed plans to open a foreign office in New York in the fourth quarter of this year, in a bid to gain more US related work and expand its presence in Latin America. This will be Pérez-Llorca’s second foreign office following the launch of its office in London led by corporate […]

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