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RPC's growing Hong Kong Commercial Disputes team adds strength with new Partner

Published on 09 October 2017

Banking and finance litigator Jonathan Crompton joins the Asian office as a Partner

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Hong Kong financial disputes Partner relocates to London

Published on 27 September 2017

After three years Jonathan Cary returns to RPC's London office to strengthen team

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Simon Laird takes seat on instech advisory board

Published on 21 September 2017

RPC's Head of Insurance joins conversation at the heart of InsurTech

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RPC named as Rising Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong

Published on 18 September 2017

Professional services firm RPC has won a top award after being handed the title of Rising Law Firm of the Year at the 2017 Asian Legal Business Awards.

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RPC hires former Hedge Fund COO and General Counsel to expand growing Funds team

Published on 04 September 2017

City-headquartered professional services firm RPC has hired James Kaufmann as a Legal Director in its Funds team.

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Beer trade marks rise by 19% in a year as more capitalise on the craft beer revolution

Published on 04 September 2017

Trade mark registrations for beer brands rise by 104% to highest level since 2007

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Ransomware now 25% of cyber-attacks as hackers target UK businesses

Published on 04 September 2017

Ransomware is now the most likely cyber-threat to UK businesses, with a quarter of all major cyber-attacks involving an attempt to make businesses pay a ransom to get their data back

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RPC advises Park Place Technologies on third major UK acquisition in a year

Published on 15 August 2017

City-headquartered law firm RPC has advised US-based data centre maintenance provider Park Place Technologies on its third major UK acquisition in a year, as it completes the purchase of competitor NCE Group.

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Hackers target retail industry as cyber-attacks double in just one year

Published on 14 August 2017

The number of retail businesses reporting data breaches to the Information Commissioner's Office has doubled in just one year, jumping from 19 in 2015/16 to 38 in 2016/17*, says City-headquartered law firm, RPC.

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Cyber crime prosecutions fall as under-resourced police struggle with increasingly complex threat

Published on 27 July 2017

Only 57 prosecutions under Computer Misuse Act last year despite 1.9 million crimes. Cyber insurance ‘critical’ for businesses.

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RPC secures High Court win for Hammerson in £15m dispute

Published on 20 July 2017

Result brings to an end the eight-year high profile dispute; first reported case on Nickle Sulphide (NiS) inclusions

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Latest intake sees RPC retain 82% of Trainees

Published on 19 July 2017

Latest intake sees RPC retain 82% of Trainees

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RPC names Karen Hendy as Head of Corporate

Published on 11 July 2017

Appointment of new head comes set against global expansion

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23% jump in data breaches at financial services businesses

Published on 10 July 2017

Financial advisers increasingly targeted: more reports expected as new General Data Protection Regulations comes in

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RPC boosts Tech and Data offering with new Partner

Published on 05 July 2017

Jon Bartley joins the firm with over 20 years' experience advising on digital, technology and data protection

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HMRC facing record-high number of judicial reviews

Published on 26 June 2017

‘Ordinary taxpayers’ forced to High Court; HMRC acting unlawfully

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UK product recalls reach new high - up 48% in a year

Published on 19 June 2017

The number of UK product recalls has hit a new high, increasing 48% in a year, to 575* in 2015/16 up from 388 in 2014/15, says City law firm RPC.

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Number of FCA dawn raids remains subdued as crisis-era investigations wind down

Published on 05 June 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has executed just seven dawn raids* in the last year as the regulator's crackdown against financial crisis era crime slowly winds down, says City headquartered law firm RPC.

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RPC steps in for Park Place Technologies on acquisition of Prestige

Published on 23 May 2017

Deal is the second RPC has advised Park Place Technologies on in last 12 months

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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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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 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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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 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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