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Ted Baker has recommended to its shareholders that they approve the final £211 million ($254 million) takeover offer by Authentic Brands Group, the owner of Brooks Brothers and Reebok. (Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Slaughter Leads Reebok Owner's £211M Ted Baker Takeover

U.K. fashion retailer Ted Baker said Tuesday that it has agreed to a £211 million ($254 million) takeover by the Authentic Brands Group, in a deal guided by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

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Crypto-Crash Ushers In Sunny Spell For UK Claims, Attys Say

The global collapse will likely trigger a raft of misselling claims similar to the 2008 financial crash, with the market meltdown likely to attract litigation funders and widen the array of such disputes in English courts, attorneys say.

AstraZeneca Sues To Block Senior Exec From Joining GSK

AstraZeneca has asked a London court to enforce and extend a non-compete agreement signed by one of its most senior employees after he left to join rival pharmaceutical giant GSK, claiming he has been "exposed" to significant amounts of confidential information.

Game Developer Sues Rival, Pinsent Over PR Campaign

Video game giant Saber Interactive is suing a U.K. competitor and its law firm Pinsent Masons LLP for trying to drum up press coverage accusing the Evil Dead: The Game developer of bullying the indie competitor out of the market.

Rio Tinto's $2.7B Bid For Canadian Mining Company Rebuffed

Turquoise Hill Resources said Monday that it had rejected a $2.7 billion bid by the Rio Tinto Group to buy the 49% of the Canadian mining company's shares it doesn't already own, saying the Anglo-Australian giant's offer didn't reflect fair value.

$1.3B Satellite Biz Merger Scrapped After Market Sours

Space logistics business D-Orbit's and blank-check company Breeze Holdings have said they have mutually agreed to abandon their three law firm-led $1.28 billion merger, blaming market conditions.

Monster Falls In TM Fight With Red Bull

Monster Energy failed to convince a London court Friday to let it register the trademark "Red Dawg" because it rides on the coattails of its main rival Red Bull.

Crown Court Backlog Rises For Third Month In A Row

The backlog of criminal court cases grew for a third consecutive month, according to the latest government figures, prompting the Criminal Bar Association to slam Whitehall for failing to stem "a massive exodus" of barristers from the profession.

Appeals Court To Tackle Bitcoin Developers' Legal Duties

A London appeals court has agreed to weigh whether developers working on bitcoin have a legal duty to protect consumers' assets, in a case brought by the self-styled inventor of the cryptocurrency.

Nygård Can't Appeal Contempt Ruling Over Hacked Evidence

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council won't hear a challenge from a fashion executive facing U.S. criminal charges to a contempt finding over his use of allegedly hacked privileged communications in separate New York litigation over a sprawling Bahamas property dispute.

Lawyers, Accountants Face Watchdog's Tighter AML Scrutiny

The Financial Conduct Authority has floated new guidance for the 25 supervisors of the legal and accountancy professional bodies it oversees in a move to improve the consistency and quality of compliance with anti-money laundering measures.

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