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RPC enhances Terralex footprint into Hong Kong

Published on 09 April 2024

International law firm, RPC, has entered an exclusive membership with Nixon Peabody CWL to serve as TerraLex representatives in Hong Kong. This collaboration not only marks a significant milestone but underscores the role of TerraLex within the firm's international strategy.

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RPC advises H.W. International B.V on the disposal of its North American operations

Published on 21 March 2024

International law firm RPC has supported H.W. International B.V. on its disposal of Hugh Wood Inc. (U.S.) and Hugh Wood Canada Limited to Risk Strategies. RPC advised on U.K. aspects of the transaction.

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RPC Wins 'Responsible Business of the Year' at Women & Diversity in Law Awards

Published on 15 March 2024

International law firm, RPC, has been recognised as 'Responsible Business of the Year' at the Women & Diversity in Law Awards.

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RPCCyber_ app provides 24/7 cyber breach support

Published on 15 March 2024

International law firm RPC has launched RPCCyber_ an app that provides vital breach response information and guidance and specialist lawyers around the clock, at the touch of a button.

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Clients Nominate Four RPC Lawyers to Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers List for 2024

Published on 08 March 2024

Clients of international law firm RPC, have nominated four lawyers to the Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers list.

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RPC advises Aviva on its acquisition of Probitas and return to Lloyd's

Published on 07 March 2024

International law firm RPC has advised Aviva on its acquisition of Probitas, marking Aviva's return to Lloyd's of London after 24 years.

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Car charger hacking risk shows 'everyday items can be vulnerable to attack'

Published on 22 February 2024

New legislation for connected devices will provide better protection for consumers and national security, says international law firm RPC

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Financial Lists decline as litigators opt for Commercial Courts

Published on 14 February 2024

The number of banking and financial markets related cases being listed in the specialist Financial Lists of the Chancery and King's Bench Divisions fell 50% between 2020 and 2023 reflecting a testament to the robustness and stellar reputation of the Commercial Court for such disputes outside of the Financial Lists.

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RPC advises TMT Acquisition plc in its all share sale to Belluscura plc

Published on 12 February 2024

International law firm RPC has advised TMT Acquisition plc (TMT) in its sale to Belluscura plc in an all-share deal.

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RPC features multiple times in the Solomonic 2023 High Court Disputes Year in Review

Published on 07 February 2024

International law firm RPC has earned significant recognition for its leading disputes practice, in the highly-regarded Solomonic 2023 Year in Review of High Court Disputes.

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RPC advises the shareholders of Wireless Social on its acquisition by The Access Group

Published on 06 February 2024

International law firm RPC has advised the shareholders of Wireless Social Holdings Limited (Wireless Social) as it becomes part of Access Hospitality, a division of The Access Group.

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RPC advises the Castel management sellers on their sale to Ryan Speciality

Published on 17 January 2024

International law firm RPC has advised the management sellers of Castel Underwriting Agencies Limited (Castel) on its sale to Ryan Speciality (Ryan) which was announced December 21, 2023. A definitive agreement was signed, and completion is subject to customary conditions.

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'All is not lost' as IMF predicts impact of AI on jobs

Published on 15 January 2024

AI technology will create new roles and opportunities, with higher value placed on human emotional intelligence in the workplace, says international law firm RPC

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Leading media litigator Lindsay Warwick joins RPC as Partner

Published on 15 January 2024

International law firm RPC announced today that Lindsay Warwick, a leading media litigator, joins as Partner. An already powerful bench of over ten media litigators, the appointment cements the firm's reputation as having the UK's leading media defence practice.

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What 6 key challenges will insurers face in 2024?

Published on 11 January 2024

Climate change, Artificial Intelligence and ESG top this year's predictions in latest edition of Annual insurance review from international law firm RPC

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Thaler v Comptroller [2023] UKSC 49: the UKSC rules that AI cannot be an 'inventor'

Published on 10 January 2024

To the surprise of no one, the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) has finally ruled that an artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be an inventor for the purposes of UK patent law. This judgment accords with the decisions of the lower courts in the UK and the initial ruling of the UKIPO. It also reflects similar findings from most of courts around the world where the claimant, Dr Thaler, brought similar actions.

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What 7 key regulatory changes lie ahead in 2024?

Published on 09 January 2024

AI impacts, green claims and product safety among issues explored in Regulatory radar

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Jonathan Crompton recognised as one of Asian Legal Business' Litigators of Asia 2023

Published on 30 December 2023

Jonathan Crompton, a Hong Kong-based Partner at international law firm, RPC, has been named by Asian Legal Business (ALB) as one of its Litigators of Asia 2023.

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RPC advises Assured Partners UK&I on its acquisitions of Romero Group and CIA Insurance

Published on 22 December 2023

International law firm RPC has advised AssuredPartners UK & Ireland (AssuredPartners), the leading international insurance broker, on its acquisitions of Romero Group and CIA Insurance.

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RPC advises EnergyPathways Ltd on its admission to AIM

Published on 20 December 2023

International law firm RPC has advised EnergyPathways Ltd (EnergyPathways) on the reverse takeover (RTO) by Dial Square Investments Plc (to be renamed Energy Pathways Plc), a special purpose acquisition vehicle, and the admission of the enlarged group's issued and to be issued share capital to the AIM market.

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As EU's new sustainability directive is agreed, UK companies warned 'not to rest on their laurels'

Published on 15 December 2023

Following the news that agreement has been reached on the EU's new Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, Environment and Climate Change Practice Lead Sophie Tuson, a Senior Associate who specialises in climate and environmental sustainability at international law firm RPC

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Chambers Asia Pacific recommends RPC Premier Law in three categories

Published on 15 December 2023

Chambers Asia Pacific recommends RPC Premier Law in three categories, with a new ranking for Corporate/M&A: Domestic in its recently published 2024 edition.

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ASA rulings warn airlines against making 'broad and absolute' environmental claims

Published on 06 December 2023

Regulator uses AI system to proactively search and identify online adverts that might break the rules on greenwashing

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RPC earns top ranking for Crypto-Asset Disputes in the UK

Published on 05 December 2023

International law firm RPC has been ranked for the first time in Chambers and Partners 2024 FinTech Guide, achieving Band 1 for Crypto-Asset Disputes in the UK.

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Football club investment deals up more than a quarter in last year

Published on 04 December 2023

Investors seeking to make immediate impact with capital for stadia, training facilities and infrastructure key Highly-anticipated Manchester Utd deal latest move in multi-sport structures

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RPC insurance partner named as Winner in Lexology Client Choice Awards 2024

Published on 29 November 2023

Carmel Green sole recipient of Insurance & Reinsurance, Hong Kong category

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RPC advises Shepherd Neame in respect of its long-term logistics and distribution operations

Published on 29 November 2023

International law firm RPC has advised Shepherd Neame in respect of one of its most significant contracts to date as it enhances its warehousing and logistics partnership with GXO Logistics (GXO), and substantially invests in its Faversham warehouse and improves its secondary distribution operations.

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Whistleblower fraud reports to HMRC surge 47% in the past year

Published on 13 November 2023

HMRC clamping down on COVID fraudsters Public anger at fraudsters fuels rise in whistleblowing

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Number of retail sector CVAs jumps 150% in the last year

Published on 31 October 2023

CVAs help avoid a Wilko-style collapse CVAs gaining ground on Restructuring Plans which are seen as more expensive

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The Times recognises RPC among Best Law Firms 2024

Published on 30 October 2023

International law firm, RPC, has been recognised by The Times in its Best Law Firms 2024 report, an annual ranking of the top 250 law firms in England and Wales.

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12 top tips for using AI in retail, from a lawyer

Published on 23 October 2023

AI is redefining the retail industry. It can improve consumer engagement, aid decision-making, curate tailored promotions, improve efficiencies, and reduce costs. So what do retailers need to be mindful of when deploying AI? The team of AI experts at international law firm, RPC, has identified its top tips for the safe and effective use of AI in retail.

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Chambers UK recommends RPC in nine categories

Published on 20 October 2023

Chambers UK recommends RPC in nine categories, with a new Band 1 ranking for Professional Negligence: Technology and Construction.

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What 7 challenges can retailers expect in 2024?

Published on 17 October 2023

RPC's Retail Compass explores what lies ahead for the retail and consumer sector

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Fast-growing IP and tech practice at RPC welcomes Caroline Tuck as Partner

Published on 16 October 2023

International law firm RPC is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Tuck as a Partner in its Intellectual Property and Technology (IP & Tech) team. Caroline Tuck joins RPC from Deloitte, where she was a Director in the Disputes team.

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UK authorities seize £179m from suspected criminals – up 16% in a year

Published on 16 October 2023

UK authorities, including the SFO, HMRC and police, seized £179m last year[1] from criminals using draconian Confiscation Orders – an increase of 16% on £154m a year earlier, according to analysis of new data by international law firm RPC.

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Law firms failing to pay clients 'fair' interest on monies held may come under regulatory scrutiny

Published on 09 October 2023

SRA requires firms to pay clients ‘fair’ interest on money held on client account Rising interest rates means client accounts are earning substantial sums that law firms may be tempted to keep

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FCA rules could trigger 'marked drop' in finfluencers marketing crypto

Published on 09 October 2023

Regulator clamping down over concerns consumers are being 'influenced into high risk investments without understanding consequences'

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RPC recognised as top-tier firm across seven areas in The Legal 500 UK 2024

Published on 04 October 2023

The Legal 500 UK ranks RPC in seven categories. In total, 135 RPC lawyers were recognised, some in multiple categories.

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Single-use plastic ban is 'only the beginning in the war against plastic'

Published on 02 October 2023

Retailers and brands warned today's 'conscious consumer' will expect them to get behind ban's sentiment or risk harming brand loyalty

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Cybersecurity breaches at financial services firms more than trebles

Published on 25 September 2023

Cybersecurity breaches reported by financial service providers rose from 187 in 2021/22 to 640 in 2022/23 UK pension schemes report the biggest increase, 4,000%, in data breach reports to the ICO

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Whistle-blowing on illegal cartels drops 70% in 5 years

Published on 18 September 2023

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recently increased award to £250,000 Calls to the CMA hotline have plummeted from 1,442 in 2017 to 427 in 2022

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RPC adds Partner to its General Liability practice

Published on 18 September 2023

International law firm RPC announced today that Thom Lumley as Partner in its General Liability practice.

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Evolving Corporate practice at RPC welcomes James Channo as Partner

Published on 11 September 2023

International law firm RPC announced today that James Channo joins as Partner in its London Corporate practice.

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Authorities and insurers 'must grapple crumbling concrete crisis to prevent new wave of asbestos-related claims'

Published on 07 September 2023

Degraded condition of RAAC has highlighted continued presence of asbestos in schools and public buildings

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RPC bolsters Hong Kong bench of litigators with the appointment of Ivan Chang as Partner

Published on 04 September 2023

International law firm RPC announced today that Ivan Chang joins as Partner in its Hong Kong Commercial Disputes practice. Already a disputes powerhouse, Ivan's appointment adds to its general dispute resolution and contentious regulatory work.

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Ofcom faces 30,000 cyber attacks a week, new data reveals

Published on 29 August 2023

NCSC warn that UK infrastructure and businesses face heightened threat of cyber attacks

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HMRC paid over £500,000 to whistleblowers in the past year

Published on 21 August 2023

Figure has increased, but is just 1.7% of that paid to informants by the IRS in the US HMRC needs to make reporting system more accessible and payments more transparent to encourage more informants against tax fraudsters

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Value of NFT fraud plummets 82% in UK

Published on 18 August 2023

The value of Non-Fungible Token (NFT) fraud in the UK has dropped 82% over the last year as the collapse in prices and lower trading volumes make these digital assets less attractive to fraudsters, reveals new data from international law firm RPC.

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Wilko becomes 'yet another casualty' of tough economic conditions facing UK retailers

Published on 10 August 2023

'Perfect storm' of rising interest rates, increased energy bills, supply chain issues and squeezed customer spending is hitting retailers hard

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Local authorities install 8,000 new EV chargers in past year – up just 7%

Published on 31 July 2023

Poor investment at a local and governmental level will require private investment to achieve government targets 300,000 new public chargers needed before the end of the decade

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