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04 December 2019
Apologies for the terrible pun, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” didn’t sound appropriate for the soon-to-be owner. It has been announced last week that LVMH has agreed a deal to acquire Tiffany & Co. at a valuation of $16.6bn. And just before the Christmas rush of “acquisitions” of perfectly wrapped turquoise boxes!
13 March 2019
The Supreme Court recently handed down its judgment in the case of S Frances Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited. The decision marks a dramatic departure from the previously settled position regarding the proper test to be applied when establishing whether a landlord has the necessary intention to redevelop under ground (f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Introducing a new element to the test, a landlord must now be able to demonstrate, in addition to it having a settled intention to carry out the works, that it would do those same works even if the tenant left voluntarily.
03 July 2017
From the beginning of 2017, French law has required the inclusion of the words “Photographie retouchée” on any photos used in a commercial context (such as advertising) in which the body shape or silhouette of a model has been adjusted using image processing software.
19 December 2016
A very interesting report has been published by The Business of Fashion (BoF) and McKinsey & Company: The State of Fashion 2017.