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RPC announces association with Giltspur focused on German banking sector

Published on 15 May 2017

City-headquartered law firm RPC will work with well-known corporate finance and advisory firm Giltspur Capital to offer advisory, investigatory and legal solutions to clients in the German banking sector.

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RPC promotes four UK Partners and two Directors in Singapore

Published on 04 May 2017

Promotions split evenly between Insurance and Commercial sides of the business

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RPC to finalise combination with Hong Kong associated firm Smyth & Co

Published on 02 May 2017

The change comes following the successful completion of the required period of association in Hong Kong

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Number of e-retail M&A deals starts to climb

Published on 24 April 2017

The increase in M&A deals involving e-retail companies has started to gain momentum, and is currently at a five-year high.

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RPC named as market leader in client service to insurance sector

Published on 30 March 2017

High profile research shows insurers operating in the London Market place RPC ahead of competitors for quality of service; 24 lawyers named as leaders

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Litigation against top 50 global banks up 37% in a year

Published on 28 March 2017

UK banks accounted for two thirds of High Court cases involving the world’s largest banks over the last five years.

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Centre for Legal Leadership launches offering support services for in-house lawyers

Published on 22 March 2017

Headed by Bruce Macmillan, former senior in-house lawyer. Combines knowledge, education, people and community/networking services.

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RPC adds partner to Hong Kong corporate finance team

Published on 02 March 2017

Corporate specialist Janney Chong joins from Sidley Austin; has advised on more than 30 Hong Kong IPOs

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Senior barrister at BBC Nicola Cain joins RPC’s Media team

Published on 28 February 2017

Senior barrister at the BBC, Nicola Cain has joined RPC, the City law firm as a Legal Director.

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RPC advises Zebra in their acquisition of Danish retailer Tiger’s UK stores

Published on 27 February 2017

RPC, the City-headquartered law firm, has advised Zebra A/S, the Copenhagen based parent company of Danish homewares retailer Flying Tiger Copenhagen, formerly known as Tiger, on its acquisition of certain of the retailer’s UK stores.

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RPC appoints Simon Laird as Head of Insurance

Published on 14 February 2017

City-headquartered law firm RPC has named Simon Laird as Head of Insurance.

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Number of M&A deals in retail sector drops by 23% in a year

Published on 01 February 2017

Retail sector deals now at a three year low: Private Equity steps back hoping for lower prices

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Head of Insurance James Miller takes up Managing Partner role at RPC

Published on 30 January 2017

Starts with immediate effect, inheriting leadership of RPC following five year organic 11.5% compound profit and revenue growth.

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RPC advises Besso Insurance Group on its acquisition by global brokerage company BGC Group

Published on 17 January 2017

RPC has advised Besso Insurance Group, the leading Lloyd’s of London broker, on its acquisition (subject to completion) by BGC Group.

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RPC launches Managing Partner election process

Published on 12 December 2016

RPC – the City-headquartered law firm – has launched an election process following news that Jonathan Watmough, the firm's Managing Partner, has retired from the firm.

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RPC Consulting expands with two senior hires

Published on 08 December 2016

RPC Consulting – the insurance consultancy arm of City-headquartered professional services firm RPC – has hired two highly recognised leaders from the insurance industry to boost the business in London.

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RPC named Best Legal Adviser for eighth straight year

Published on 29 November 2016

City-headquartered law firm RPC has been named a Best Legal Adviser by industry publication Legal Week, following research of almost 800 buyers of legal services.

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Cyber-attack on Tesco Bank runs against the trend for hackers to focus on non-bank financial services businesses

Published on 10 November 2016

Reported data breaches at UK banks halve in a year...but fraud is just shifting to other parts of the market

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RPC continues to build Asia transactional capability with major Corporate partner hire

Published on 07 November 2016

M&A and private equity specialist Jeremy Cunningham joins RPC from Mayer Brown in Hong Kong.

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RPC advises on major cross-border technology acquisition

Published on 13 October 2016

Firm's Corporate team handles European deal for acquisitive US-based Park Place Technologies

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FCA orders banning individuals from financial services recover from their lows

Published on 03 October 2016

FCA had prioritised actions against directors and other senior individuals.

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Take note: HMRC 'nudge' tactics now include sticking handwritten Post-Its on correspondence

Published on 03 September 2016

Another controversial step by HMRC to pressure taxpayers into settlement. HMRC does not record these additional communications with taxpayers.

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Number of forced interviews at the SFO jumps 37%

Published on 15 August 2016

Significant ramp up in activity at the agency.

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Number of FCA dawn raids at its lowest level since the financial crisis

Published on 19 July 2016

60% fall in the number of raids in a year Concern that smaller scale financial crimes are slipping through the net

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Growth of App economy sees Telecoms trade marks up by a third

Published on 11 July 2016

Traditional telecoms companies innovate to remain competitive.

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Sharp rise in solicitor-on-solicitor misconduct complaints to regulator as litigation tactics get tougher

Published on 17 June 2016

There has been a jump in the number of misconduct complaints against solicitors of more than one-third over five years, where the person making the complaint is another professional, says RPC, the City-headquartered professional services firm.

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Commercial drone industry opens up new market for insurers

Published on 13 June 2016

The growth of the commercial drone market is increasing demand for specialist drone insurance, according to leading City-headquartered law firm, RPC.

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RPC recruits international trade disputes specialist Stuart Shepherd

Published on 08 June 2016

RPC recruits international trade disputes specialist Stuart Shepherd

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RPC advises Lonmar on MBO backed by Global Risk Partners Limited

Published on 12 May 2016

RPC has advised on the agreed management buy-out of specialist Lloyd's broker, Lonmar Global Risks Limited, backed by Global Risk Partners Limited. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval.

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HMRC makes over 1,400 demands to lawyers and accountants for information on clients suspected of crimes

Published on 09 May 2016

Firms which fail to meet demands can face criminal liability

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Communiqué de Presse: Création de la filiale française de RPC Consulting avec l’ouverture des premiers bureaux à Paris.

Published on 06 May 2016

Spécialisée dans le conseil en management et actuariat pour les assureurs, RPC Consulting propose une offre innovante basée sur le transfert de connaissance.

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Hiscox selects RPC Consulting to provide new Capital Modelling platform

Published on 04 May 2016

RPC Consulting, the insurance consulting arm of RPC, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Hiscox, a leading specialist insurer, to implement Tyche, RPC Consulting’s proprietary software, in order to facilitate the consolidation of Hiscox’s capital modelling requirements onto one platform.

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RPC's Singapore JLV with Premier Law goes live

Published on 03 May 2016

Officially launched on 1 May, the JLV doubles RPC's size in Singapore, and significantly expands the firm's corporate, dispute resolution, and insurance capability in Asia.

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City law firm RPC advises ANV Holding B.V. on its announced takeover by AmTrust

Published on 03 May 2016

RPC is advising on the acquisition of ANV Holding B.V. by Nasdaq listed AmTrust Financial Services, for $218.7m.

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RPC Consulting opens Paris office

Published on 03 May 2016

Independent insurance management consulting and actuarial services business opens in France.

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RPC continues story of strong growth, breaking £100m turnover barrier

Published on 02 May 2016

FY16 top line growth at 6%. Firm grows organic revenue by 67% since 2011

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RPC advises Chaucer on establishment of Africa-focussed Lloyd's special purpose syndicate

Published on 28 April 2016

Leading City-headquartered law firm, RPC, has advised Lloyd’s insurer Chaucer on establishing a special purpose syndicate with AXA, focussed on African specialty business, including political risk, energy and infrastructure.

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RPC welcomes trio of new Partners in annual promotions round

Published on 28 April 2016

City-headquartered law firm RPC is pleased to announce that it has promoted three lawyers into the partnership, with effect from 1 May.

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UK product recalls jump by 26% to a new high

Published on 14 March 2016

The number of product recalls in the UK jumped by 26% to a new high of 310 in 2014/15 from 245 in 2013/14 * according to RPC, the City law firm.

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RPC Consulting bolsters capability with senior actuarial team hire

Published on 14 March 2016

RPC Consulting – the insurance consultancy arm of RPC – has appointed four senior insurance actuarial professionals to bolster its growing team in London and Cambridge.

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Supreme Court ruling in landmark “Trunki” design rights copycat case paves way for more imitations

Published on 09 March 2016

Comments on implications of Supreme Court’s registered design rights decision

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RPC expands corporate, dispute resolution, and insurance capability in Asia with Singapore JLV

Published on 28 January 2016

Leading law firm RPC today announced that it is entering into a joint law venture (JLV) with established Singapore-based practice Premier Law.

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High Court cases against solicitors drop 47% in a year

Published on 25 January 2016

There was a 47% fall in the number of High Court cases brought against law firms in the last year to 221, down from 418 in 2014, but much of the pain from last year’s spike in cases is yet to be fully felt, says RPC, the City-headquartered law firm.

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FCA receiving record number of assistance requests from foreign enforcement agencies

Published on 18 January 2016

Regulator now dealing with over 1,000 requests per year US based requests falling, rest of the world increasing

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RPC advises on establishment of Lloyd's Special Purpose Syndicate

Published on 04 January 2016

City law firm RPC has advised on the creation of a Lloyd's Special Purpose Syndicate (SPS) to be managed by Pembroke (the Lloyd's operation of Ironshore, the global speciality property and casualty insurance division of the Fosun Group).

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HMRC targeting high street accountants with threatening letters

Published on 14 December 2015

HMRC broadening its focus to ordinary high street accountants

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17% increase in attempts by businesses to block trade mark applications by rivals

Published on 14 December 2015

Businesses have stepped up attempts to block rivals registering conflicting trade marks in the last year, with the number of attempts to block trade marks increasing by 17% to 2,070 up from 1,775 in the previous 12 months*, says City law firm RPC.

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RPC advises Daily Mail and General Trust on £29m sale of Wowcher

Published on 04 December 2015

Leading City-headquartered law firm RPC has advised the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) on the sale of Wowcher to a newly formed online voucher business, to be controlled by private equity group, Exponent. Exponent was advised by Allen & Overy.

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Financial crime due diligence failures will now be punished more harshly than ever

Published on 26 November 2015

Bankers need to get over the embarrassment factor of asking where money has come from FCA now far stricter on who banks can deal with

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