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Private Equity and Privilege: Why Recent Legal Developments Matter to Buyout Firms

By Stuart Alford QC, Daniel Smith and Kem Ihenacho Legal professional privilege allows clients to share information with lawyers, knowing it need not be revealed in court. Privilege extends to legal advice generally, and to documents prepared in contemplation of litigation. Privilege has important implications for private equity beyond litigation, and can affect how firms … Continue Reading

Corporate Criminal Liability: the UK is Now Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

By Daniel Smith, Clare Nida and Yasmina Borhani The UK’s growing focus on corporate criminal liability was seen in two recent pieces of news. Last Friday the government announced a consultation on extending the reach of corporate criminal liability to additional economic crimes, in order to avoid the current English law requirement to identify a … Continue Reading
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