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Balance on the board: Eight things UK PLCs need to know about the FCA's diversity targets

Published on 27 September 2021. By Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate and Connor Cahalane, Partner

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The Financial Conduct Authority's proposals will mean UK listed companies need to disclose whether their boards and senior management teams meet new gender and ethnic diversity targets.

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The Turnover Rent Condurum: Tips For Retailers

Published on 31 March 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate

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Protections provided to commercial tenants under CIGA and the Coronavirus Act 2020 are due to end on 31 March 2021 and now, more than ever, landlords are having to explore the possibility of entering into non-standard leasing arrangements.

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Asia: How staying-at-home has driven retail F&D collaborations

Published on 25 March 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate

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Recent social unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated the emergence of a new “stay-at-home economy” for groceries and fresh produce in Hong Kong.

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Coming to America: United States market entry tips

Published on 18 March 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate

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Most global retailers have contemplated entering the United States market – possibly just because of the sheer scale of the market. American retailers rang up almost $5.5 trillion (£4.1 trillion) in sales in 2019. Plus, for luxury sellers, the US market makes up a huge portion of overall global sales. Additionally, the impact that American consumers have on worldwide traditional and social media is tremendous, which amplifies the value of their purchases of your products.

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Time for action on abusive card charges

Published on 11 March 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate

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Eyes will be on the British government in 2021 to start paving a new and substantially different pathway for the UK which holds enough merit to justify the upheaval, bitterness and loss caused by its advocacy and delivery of Brexit. One relatively uncontroversial area is the reform of regulation governing retail payments in the UK.

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UK Listing Review wants companies to stay at home

Published on 04 March 2021. By Connor Cahalane, Partner and Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate

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Recommendations will make it easier to list and fundraise on the London Stock Exchange

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Data and the trust barometer – the new frontline of retail

Published on 30 November 2020. By Oliver Bray, Senior Partner and Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate

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The inventor of the world wide web has a startup. Sir Tim Berners Lee's company Inrupt has launched Solid, a platform for giving consumers control over their data. Solid keeps user data in a secure locker, or pod, and access can be granted or revoked as needed.

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Retail Compass: Navigating future change

Published on 10 January 2019. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate

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We are pleased to present our Retail Compass New Year edition 2019.

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RPC Retail Compass: Navigating future change

Published on 04 July 2018. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate

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We are delighted to present the 2018 Summer edition of RPC Retail Compass.

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Considerations for future GCs

Published on 21 March 2018. By Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate and Jon Bartley, Partner

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Partner Jon Bartley and Head of Corporate Karen Hendy recap key points from the Enterprise GC conference including key considerations for the future.

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Main themes from the Enterprise GC Conference

Published on 21 March 2018. By Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate and Jon Bartley, Partner and Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT

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Jon Bartley, Karen Hendy and Jeremy Drew discuss the main themes from the Enterprise GC Conference.

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Instant Retail Therapy

Published on 16 October 2017. By Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate and Nadia Tymkiw, Associate

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ASOS Instant, the same-day delivery service launched by ASOS last week, reflects the growing momentum of "fast shopping", where the ultimate consumer experience is effortless and almost instantaneous.

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Election results a mixed bag for retailers

Published on 14 June 2017. By Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate and Charlotte Thompson, Associate

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The immediate impact of last week’s election was a mixed bag for retailers in the UK, with some share prices falling whilst others were on the up following the result.

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MAR: enhancing investor protection, market integrity and harmonising the market abuse regime across the EU

Published on 02 August 2016. By Karen Hendy, Head of Corporate

Karen Hendy, Corporate Partner, explains the benefits and implications of the all new Market Abuse Regulation and highlights the grey areas to be aware of.

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