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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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Jones Day partner wins US government role

Jones Day’s Washington partner Deborah Platt Majoras has been sworn in as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission. The antitrust specialist was nominated for the post by President George W Bush in May and appointed last month. Majoras served as deputy assistant attorney general and principal deputy at the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. […]

Careers: in brief

Reed Smith is to launch a professional development and leadership initiative for its staff this autumn. Reed Smith University will be run in conjunction with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and its executive education division. The project will include five specific disciplines: business development, technology, professional support, leadership and law. Legal training […]

Masons wins NHS EDS work after A&O and DLA conflicted

Masons has helped settle the NHS’s dispute with IT provider EDS, setting it up to retender the contract to Cable & Wireless. The director general of the national programme for IT in the NHS Richard Granger turned to Masons IT partner Clive Seddon because his regular advisers – Allen & Overy (A&O) and DLA – […]

Clarkson Wright & Jakes

Some of the highest achievers start late in life. Some of those people end up at the very top of their professions. It’s the benefit of life experience, they say. Claire Singleton, managing partner at Kent firm Clarkson Wright & Jakes, fits neatly into that mould. At 48, she is heading a 12-partner regional practice […]

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