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Snapshot Update: Latham & Watkins leads on Airbnb $3.5bn IPO

Airbnb’s initial public offering was the largest US IPO of 2020, with stock values doubling their predicted $68. Despite facing disappointing figures in the first two quarters of 2020, Airbnb made a surprising recovery as lockdowns began to ease and tourists opted to stay in houses instead of hotels. Partly due to 2021 optimism, Airbnb’s …

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Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak’s Reputation On The Line

When Rishi Sunak sets out his Budget on Wednesday, his credentials as Chancellor will undergo their first real public examination. He is faced with the unenviable task of overseeing the UK economy’s recovery from the third national lockdown, with the economy having been in various stages of closure for almost a year. The country’s finances …

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The Rocky Relationship of LVMH and Tiffany & Co.

Background Divorce rates amongst couples around the world have spiked during the pandemic and now it seems the trend is spilling over into corporate marriages. In November 2019, an announcement detailing the proposed acquisition of Tiffany & Co. by luxury goods giant LVMH for $16 billion was released, in what would be the largest deal the industry had ever …

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The 2020 Housing Market Boom – Who’s Driving It And Who’s Benefitting?

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Government support has been keeping the economy afloat as the pandemic and its repercussions continue to take a toll on different sectors.   For the housing market, this support took the form of a temporary stamp duty tax holiday. This measure was announced on the 8th of July 2020 and is set to expire on the …

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The Legal Woes Facing Citizen Trump: Civil lawsuits and Criminal investigations

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On Saturday 7 November 2020, America chose Democrat Joe Biden as it’s 46th president. With Donald Trump having left the White House, what could become of the legal wrangling’s that have been hanging over his head since he took office in January 2017? Trump has been surrounded by lawsuits and controversy throughout his time in office and his legal …

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