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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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Welsh Assembly selects legal counsel

The Welsh National Assembly has selected external counsel for public law and announced its intention to create similar panels for damages claims and commercial and employment disputes. Administrative and public law specialist Clive Lewis, at the chambers of Eldred Tabachnik QC and James Goudie QC, 11 King’s Bench Walk, and a door-tenant at Cardiff chambers […]

Oil giant's legal chief joins Linnells

The legal and risk director at oil giant Burmah Castrol is leaving to join Oxford firm Linnells. Peter Elliott, who joined the company in the middle of last year, was responsible for all corporate transactional work including corporate aspects of the recent merger with BP. BP offered Elliott a post in its legal department but […]

Magic circle firms split in assistant salary war

Allen & Overy and Linklaters raise remuneration packages accross the board in recruitment battle Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters & Alliance are reigniting the salary war by giving unexpected across-the–board increases to assistants. The two firms, which conduct their main salary reviews in May, are upping wages for all legal staff at a rate […]

Paisners hires Ladbrokes legal chief

Paisner & Co has hired Ladbrokes’ Betting and Gaming Worldwide head of legal and two partners from Ernst & Young and Greenwoods. Hilary Stewart-Jones leaves her post as Betting and Gaming Worldwide’s head of legal and legal director to join Paisners’ computer, media and intellectual property team (CMIP) as a partner. The Hilton Group member […]

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