Selfridges — Going, Going…. Still Going?

The legal owners of Selfridges have begun an auction for the department stores, just weeks after the death of Galen Weston, the head of the family. The Weston family has hired advisers from Credit Suisse, and plan to send out details to a set of potential buyers. But, in the immediate aftermath of the lockdowns caused by... Continue Reading →

Making the Grass Greener on the (Court)Side: The Move Towards Green Litigation:

Suits fans ought to be well-acquainted with Harvey Specter's dramatic performances in court. Whether it is a last-minute trial or a class action, Mr Specter always seems ready to engage in a battle of the words and wits. But in reality, litigation is not this straightforward. It also comes at a price...a very, very heavy... Continue Reading →

Alibaba vs The Chinese Regulators. First Warning…

Chinese tech giant Alibaba has been served with a $2.8 billion (£2billion) fine imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) enforced the measure after it was claimed that Alibaba had been abusing its dominant market position for years.                      The penalty is the latest in a chain of events targeting... Continue Reading →

John Lewis: Searching For Closure

In July 2020, John Lewis announced they were closing 8 stores, affecting 1300 employees. Fast-forward to March 2021, and history appears to be repeating itself, as John Lewis has confirmed it intends to permanently close another 8 stores, affecting a further 1500 jobs. How does John Lewis compare with the High Street as a whole? In lieu... Continue Reading →

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