This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 6 April 2014

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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 […]

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 […]

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Serious money: SFO tots up £18.5m legal bill as Tchenguiz claims escalate

The SFO is still nursing its scars after a bruising Dahdaleh trial last month, but the £18.5m price tag on its battle with the Tchenguiz brothers will only serve to pour salt into those already gaping wounds. The agency has already spent £8.13m defending the mammoth £300m case, which goes back to the arrest of […]

Freshfields

Freshfields hires former Cleary US capital markets partner Qureshi

Freshfields has made a landmark lateral hire in the form of former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton capital markets and US corporate partner Ash Qureshi. Qureshi quit Cleary’s London office in February 2010 after a decade at the firm, to become executive vice chairman of longstanding firm client Renaissance Group and CEO of Renaissance Asset […]

Peter German

German, Peter

Peter German’s practice is corporate and banking, including local and international banking with a particular focus on real-estate finance and restructuring. German specialises in providing partner-led, practical commercial legal advice within the context of the multi-jurisdictional transactions in which Jersey vehicles tend to operate; and in melding the Jersey law solutions with the commercial imperatives of […]

SFR

A&O, Ropes and Latham advise on Altice’s €17bn acquisition of SFR

Allen & Overy, Ropes & Gray and Latham & Watkins have scored instructions on Altice’s acquisition of France’s second-biggest telecom operator SFR. Having been engaged in a month-long bidding war with rival Bouygues, cable and mobile services provider Altice finally received the nod from Vivendi to acquire SFR, marking the biggest leveraged finance deal since […]

Marcus Pallot

Pallot, Marcus

Marcus Pallot’s practice area includes breach of trust and contractual disputes. He also has a focus on banking and regulatory work for clients located within the island comprising Jersey regulated banks, financial institutions and other regulated entities. Pallot has a particular reputation for his ability to act practically and pragmatically, whether that is by way […]

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