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Snapshot Update: Moncler acquires Stone Island for €1.15bn

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Moncler cements itself as a forerunner in the luxury fashion industry by acquiring keynote designer brand and recognised competitor, Stone Island. The acquisition, financed partly by cash and partly by shares, is expected to happen in two phases. Moncler will acquire 70% of the stock from Stone Island owner, Carlo Rivetti and family, while the …

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Jetting into the future with SkyDriver

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The domestic use of flying cars is a fast growing sector, one likely to be a trillion-dollar industry by 2040. Currently, multiple well-known companies are in the midst of developing and testing the futuristic vehicles. Uber being amongst them, is looking to expand its company to UberAir by 2023.   In recent weeks, a Japanese start-up company, SkyDriver – which …

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#NoCongoNoPhone: Tech’s reliance on cobalt

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In a progressively health conscious society, we are more inclined to scrutinise the ingredients in our food than the components that make up our tech products. Probably because your phone won’t cause you to suffer an allergic reaction – but, what if I told you someone may have suffered to get you your phone? The …

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Could Airport testing save Airlines?

The Government continue to implement a two week quarantine rule for travellers entering the UK as the second wave maintains momentum across the nation. However, Heathrow, one of the main airports in the UK, have begun testing passengers for coronavirus on some flight routes. Some countries such as Ireland offer a choice of a two …

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Snapshot Update: Caesars Entertainment to acquire William Hill

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On Monday 28 September, Caesars Entertainment announced its plan to acquire the British gambling company William Hill. The deal comes in an attempt by William Hill to conquer the expanding U.S. sports betting market. Caesars intends to combine its land-based casinos with William Hill’s online franchise and has offered to buy the company at a …

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Political Unrest and a Pandemic: What’s the future for international law firms in Hong Kong?

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A rundown of what’s going on in Hong Kong On 1 July 1997, there was an official handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China as Hong Kong was a former British colony. There was an agreement in 1984 to be in place until 2047 between Britain and China to introduce “One country, Two systems.” …

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Snapshot: Brexit: Is farming going to be another victim?

From 2021, Farmers will no longer benefit from the Common Agricultural Policy which funds UK agriculture at £3.5 billion annually. The Agriculture Bill provides the legislative framework for the replacement agricultural support schemes. The Government have described it as ‘landmark legislation to boost productivity and reward environmental improvements for decades to come.’ An amendment tabled …

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