Administrations and Acquisitions: The Mis(s)fortune of Missguided

The Story: Following its financial troubles, Missguided was rescued by the retail-focussed Alteri Investors last year who acquired a 50% stake in the business. After a failed restructure of the company (which included staff redundancies and Missguided founder, Nitin Passi, stepping down as CEO), Alteri struggled to sell the brand, recently appointing Teneo as administrators.... Continue Reading →

Your Data or Your Life: Ransomware in the Digital Age:

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malware which can lock companies or state bodies out of their data systems, steal sensitive data, and then ransom it back for an extortionate price. The bodies and organisations at the greatest risk of ransomware attacks are Government organisations, law firms, and companies operating in the health... Continue Reading →

A Chat with DLA Piper: Interview with Bella Chan

Bella Chan is an Associate in the Litigation and Regulatory team at DLA Piper. Bella has a broad range of experience across commercial litigation and regulatory and compliance matters, representing clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters, with experience in claim litigation and regulatory investigations. Personal Journey: How many application cycles did you complete before... Continue Reading →

Bristows IP Workshop Review:

*Please note that this article is not a sponsored post. All views presented are the writer's own. Bristows: A Fact File: Bristows in a nutshell: Bristows LLP is a full-service commercial firm, particularly known for its IP practice and work in the technology sector. Offices: London and Brussels. Vacation Scheme: While Bristows does not offer a formal... Continue Reading →

Auditors or Frauditors?

Accounting scandals surrounding the Big Four auditors are far from being a thing of the past. The UK Cabinet Office sent a letter to KPMG in early December 2021, saying that KPMG risked a ban on bidding for public contracts if it continued to be involved in accounting scandals. Around the same time, PwC partners in... Continue Reading →

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 →

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