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Blog archive: November, 2016

Global Round Table Highlights Uncertainty in M&A Environment but Provides Reasons to be Optimistic

A recent international round table discussion focused on mergers and acquisitions involved members of Alliott Group’s Corporate Finance / M&A Group and explored reasons for the decline in overall deal volume in 2016, trends in the market and the impact of reforms and regulations implemented at national and international levels.  23 November 2016, London, Participants …

Global Round Table Highlights Uncertainty in M&A Environment but Provides Reasons to be Optimistic

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Breaking Bad Leases – the latest pitfalls in exercising break clauses

With the dust having firmly settled and break clauses tweaked following last year’s landmark case of Marks & Spencer plc v BNP Paribas, where it was deemed that rent paid in advance before a break date would not have to be refunded for the post break period unless the lease expressly stated this, a new …

Breaking Bad Leases – the latest pitfalls in exercising break clauses

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Head of Sherrards’ China Desk shares platforms with Berkeley Homes across China

Sherrards’ Head of China Desk, Laurel Zhang, has recently completed a whirlwind tour of China, alongside leading British homebuilder Berkeley Homes, and one of the foremost UK/Chinese estate agencies, City Wharf, speaking at various symposia on what is required to enter the British property market, and what is attractive about Chinese investment into the UK. …

Head of Sherrards’ China Desk shares platforms with Berkeley Homes across China

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Disrupt or Be Disrupted

Geraldine Fabre, Partner and Head of French Group at Sherrards, considers how start-ups have become regulatory reformers in the disruption economy. Since the last global financial crisis, start-ups which solely focus on sharing services have been on the rise. The ever-growing use of smartphones means that people are now able to rent out their apartments, …

Disrupt or Be Disrupted

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“I think I’d better leave right now”: Brexit and the prerogative power 

R (MILLER) V SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION In this briefing, Tom Leary considers the Divisional Court’s recent Brexit judgment on the government’s power to give notice under Article 50 of the TEU for the United Kingdom to cease membership of the EU The prerogative powers The prerogative powers are the residual …

“I think I’d better leave right now”: Brexit and the prerogative power 

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Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) for business interests

A business owner may have had the foresight to purchase Key Person Insurance, but this will not assist with the practicalities of running the business if that key person is ill or injured and unable to work or take decisions. For that reason, LPAs are frequently being used by prudent business owners to protect their …

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) for business interests

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Sherrards Employment department is ranked in prestigious legal directories

We are delighted to announce that Sherrards Employment department has been ranked in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, the two most prestigious legal directories in the UK. The department has been recognised with a full ranking in Chambers & Partners, and the Department has also increased their ranking in the Legal 500 …

Sherrards Employment department is ranked in prestigious legal directories

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Sherrards’ Private Client department awarded Tier 1 Ranking in Legal 500

Industry-recognised Legal 500 has ranked Sherrards Solicitors’ Private Client department in Tier 1 for the South East in their latest guide, referring to the department as a ‘first-rate’ team. Led by Nicole Marmor, Head of Private Client, the department is ranked for their work across personal tax, trusts and probate services, particularly recognised for having a strong following among non-domiciled …

Sherrards’ Private Client department awarded Tier 1 Ranking in Legal 500

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