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LVMH and Tiffany & Co: a match made in corporate heaven?

Niki Saberi-Oskoui analyses the latest updates in the LVMH and Tiffany & Co acquisition.  Last year, LVMH announced it would be acquiring Tiffany & Co: a […]

The Wirecard scandal: what does this mean for the fintech sector?

Zara Yusuf analyses the key moments and implications of the Wirecard scandal. The spectacular collapse of the German payments firm Wirecard came about in June, after […]

V Unprecedented 

Joe Zietman analyses the possible shapes of the UK’s economic recovery. These are unprecedented times, or so the now clichéd phrase goes. Unfortunately, there is more […]

Automation of the Fashion Industry?

Camilla Uppal analyses the impact of Coronavirus and innovation on the fashion industry.

Behind the wheel of the automobile industry’s biggest merger 

Julian Greenaway analyses the key implications of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA merger. Anyone who has been following the news in mergers and acquisitions will be […]

The Facebook Ad Boycott: an analysis of brands ‘hitting pause on hate’

Niki Saberi-Oskoui analyses the impact of the recent Facebook advertising boycott. The month of July began with the announcement of the #StopHateForProfit campaign which consisted of […]

The harmful ways in which COVID-19 and international relations are affecting shipping and international trade

Keisha Green analyses current issues in shipping, trade and international relations. The shipping industry plays an integral part of globalisation, facilitating trade worldwide. In the UK, […]

Warranty and Indemnity Insurance in M&A

Dimitrios Galatas explains what is meant by W&I insurance, why it has emerged as a popular insurance policy and the legal issues that could potentially constrain its effectiveness.

“Build, Build, Build” for Britain’s Economic Recovery

Sidney Marie Chin assesses the UK Government’s plans for infrastructure development  Prime Minister, Boris Johnson in his keynote “build, build, build” speech mapped out a plan […]

LVMH and Tiffany Merger: the reality of Covid-19 deals

Niki Saberi-Oskoui analyses the acquisition of Tiffany & Co and the impact of Covid-19.  In November 2019 LVMH, run by France’s richest man Bernard Arnault, agreed […]

EasyJet, not so easy times

Julian Greenaway analyses the various troubles being faced by easyJet.   After years of consistent traffic growth and unprecedented levels of profits in the airline industry, the […]

Big Tech and Governmental Regulation: is the Demand Over?  

Niki Saberi-Oskoui assesses the need to regulate the Big Tech sector.

Aldi Partners with Deliveroo to Launch Home Delivery Service

Sidney Marie Chin analyses the recent partnership between Aldi and Deliveroo. Aldi has partnered with Deliveroo to launch rapid home deliveries for the first time in […]

Cyber-Crime and Covid-19

Zara Yusuf assesses the risk of cyber-crime during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Domestic Abuse Bill 2020

Catherine Allen analyses the key provisions of the current Domestic Abuse Bill.

The Sexual Offences Act 2003: the issue of ‘consent’

Catherine Allen analyses the law on consent in relation to sexual offences.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Kushni Ulapane analyses the benefits and risks of mergers and acquisitions.

The Decline of Coal and the Rise of Renewables

Vincent Guereca-Adair compares the use of coal and renewable sources in energy generation.

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Financial Markets

Kushni Ulapane looks at the effects COVID-19 is having in key financial markets. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused many economies to enter economic turmoil. As the […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Sports Industry

Keisha Green analyses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global sports industry.

COVID-19 Policy Differences

Stella Anne Teoh Ming Hui assesses the different national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. In following the global response to COVID-19, it bears worth noting the […]

Is Tesla’s Recent Increase in Share Price Sustainable?

Lucy Priestman discusses the sustainability of Tesla’s share price and what this could mean for the future.

Winds of Change – Onshore Wind Farms Now Eligible for Government Subsidies

Mayank Tripathi discusses some of the most recent developments in wind energy and what this could mean for the energy sector

The UK’s new Point-based Immigration Policy 

Catherine Allen discusses the UK’s post-Brexit point-based immigration policy.

Recent developments in UK banking

Vincent Guereca-Adair discusses some of the most recent developments in UK banking and what this could mean for the sector. 

Uber joins growing number of automobile companies testing self-driving cars

Mayank Tripathi reports on the recent news that Uber’s licence to test self-driving cars has been reinstated and explores the commercial and legal issues at stake.

Victoria’s Secret sold to US private equity firm

Camilla Uppal reports on the recent sale of Victoria’s Secret to a US private equity firm

Aston Martin’s Rescue Deal

Sidney Chin reports on the £500 million bailout of luxury carmaker Aston Martin.

Manchester City and UEFA Financial Fair Play – What Happened? Why? And What’s Next?

Mark O’Neill reports on Manchester City’s two year ban from European football.

FIFA Third-Party Ownership Regulations – Definition of a Third-Party

Mark O’Neill reports on the recent change in the definition of ‘third party’ which will enable football clubs to negotiate lower weekly salaries with a player, in exchange for a lump sum upon transfer.

How will the Bank of England’s Bank Rate impact the economy?

Lucy Priestman explores the impact of the Bank of England’s Base Rate on the economy.

CJEU rules that Airbnb does not need an estate agent’s licence to operate

Camilla Uppal reports on the recent decision by the CJEU confirming that Airbnb is an “information society service” rather than an estate agent.

The role of artificial intelligence in the legal sector

Mayank Tripathi explains the impact of AI on the legal sector and explores the different ways that firms are adopting new technology.

EU to launch its own version of Bitcoin

Lucy Priestman discusses the recent announcement by the EU to create its own virtual currency.

Smart contracts and Cryptoassets now recognised in law

Camilla Uppal reports on the landmark report published by the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce that, for the first time, provides legal clarity on cryptoassets and smart contracts.

Libra Update: The biggest hurdles to-date

Vincent Guereca-Adair reports on the latest news from Facebook’s new currency Libra, and discusses all you need to know about the biggest challenges it has faced to-date.

WHSmith’s $400m deal to buy Marshall Retail Group

Lucy Priestman reports on WHSmith’s $400m deal to buy Marshall Retail Group.

The Art of the Deal – Corporate Update Summer 2019

As we approach training contract interview season, commercial firms will want to see that applicants know what is going on in the city. Here is an […]

Legal and Commercial Consequences of the Boeing 737 Max Groundings

The Boeing 737 Max is an American manufactured airliner. Some airlines have lost seats due to the groundings of the 737 Max following two separate fatal […]

Ocado and Waitrose to split after 19 year partnership

The long-standing commercial arrangement between Waitrose and Ocado will come to an end in September 2020, after 19 years of partnership. What’s next for Waitrose? Waitrose’s […]

Jaguar Land Rover losses take its toll

JLR is the biggest car maker in the UK, employing 40,000 people in Britain as part of its supply chain. In January 2019 they reported cutting […]

UK Signs Free Trade Agreement with South Korea

The Department for International Trade announced on 10 June that the UK had signed a joint statement for trade continuity with South Korea, allowing the UK […]

Is the Internet killing traditional advertising?

Advancement in technology and the internet has brought us countless wonders. From the creation of a new, low-cost platform for publication (which you are probably reading […]

UK Manufacturing Recovery: Highest Output in 10 Years

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported that manufacturing in the UK is at its highest since 2008 which is aided by The Financial Times […]

Lights, Camera, Action: M&A to form the world’s second-biggest cinema operator.

Britain’s renowned cinema operator, Cineworld, has agreed to a buy-out of America’s Regal Entertainment for a sum of $5.8 billion. As it stands currently, Regal Entertainment […]

Government Policy Paper on Benefit and Pension Rates: Will We See Any Improvement in the Workplace?

On the 27th November, the government released a new policy paper named “Proposed benefit and pension rates 2018 to 2019”. It includes new statutory rates for […]

Thousands Stranded as Monarch Airlines Enter into Administration

Monarch Airlines, the UK’s fifth largest airline, has gone into administration, leaving 110,000 customers stranded overseas.

Insurers Warn Brexit No Deal Is Unacceptable

The head of the UK’s insurance trade body warned that a Brexit with no deal would be “unacceptable” for the industry. Huw Evans, the director general […]

Southern Rail Overloaded with Unreliable Infrastructure

A report, commissioned by the Government and delayed for six months, has indicated that Southern Rail has been trying to run too many trains on infrastructure […]

Investment in UK Car Industry Falls Due to Brexit Uncertainty

Investment in the UK car industry has fallen to £322 million in the first half of 2017, signalling that companies are either delaying or cancelling investment […]

Ashurst Relocate London Home After 30 Years

Silver circle firm Ashurst is moving its London office after 30 years of work under its Appold Street roof. Ashurst currently occupies a little over 200,000 […]

Current and Future Issues City Firms Face

This question, or versions of it, are notoriously popular on vacation scheme and training contract applications. A full answer requires an in depth understanding of the […]

An overview of Apple’s acquisition of Beats

Outline One recent commercial deal to be aware of is Apple’s acquisition of Beats. The acquisition has cost Apple around $3 billion which makes it Apple’s […]

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