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Rosenblatt co-hosts successful conference on Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

24/04/2018
Rosenblatt recently co-hosted the Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrencies Conference at The Law Society on Thursday 19th April at 9.15am. The event was fully subscribed and run in conjunction wi

Rosenblatt recently co-hosted the Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrencies Conference at The Law Society on Thursday 19th April at 9.15am. The event was fully subscribed and run in conjunction with TechUK, Cork Gully LLP and Fisher Broyles LLP.

Rosenblatt Founder Ian Rosenblatt OBE addressed attendees to deliver the opening welcome keynote in The Common Room at the Law Society, after which the conference commenced with The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport providing his commentary on Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Several other notable speakers were present to deliver their insight and expertise on the subject matter, a full list can be found below:

  • The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
  • Michael Pierson (Co-Chair, FinTech & Blockchain Practice Group, FisherBroyles LLP)
  • Peter Ferry (Honorary Consul of Estonia, Founder of Wallet.Services)
  • Stephen Birdsong (Baroda Ventures)
  • Helen Disney (CEO Unblocked Events)
  • Paul Ferris (Founder and CEO ObjectTech Group, CEO Objective Group, Global Chair TC307)
  • Rodger Oates (Consulting Partner, BFSI Tata Consulting Services, Chair TechUK, DLT Working Group)
  • Genevieve Leveille (CEO 0TenTic8, Vice-Chair TechUK DLT Working Group)
  • Toby Lewis (CEO Novum Insights)
  • Veronica Mihai (Managing Director Cuboid Consulting)

This popular event created a platform for discussion and understanding of the accelerated growth of cryptocurrency technology from firms across the full economic spectrum including real estate, fintech, banking & finance, IT and digital identity infrastructure. The topics covered by the speakers included blockchain innovation and the opportunities it creates, a blockchain ecosystem overview of ICOs and cryptocurrencies, the transformative potential of blockchain and global regulation of token offerings.

                                 

Rosenblatt act for Northern & Shell in the £127m sale of its newspaper business to Trinity Mirror Plc

06/03/2018
Rosenblatt has acted for Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell group on the sale of its newspaper and magazine publishing business for £127 million to rival, Trinity Mirror Plc.  The deal means

Rosenblatt has acted for Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell group on the sale of its newspaper and magazine publishing business for £127 million to rival, Trinity Mirror Plc.  The deal means that the publisher of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror will now add a string of national publications to its portfolio, including the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star and OK! Magazine.

Touted as one of the most significant consolidations of British national newspapers in the last decade, the acquisition marks the end of Mr Desmond’s 43 year long publishing career.

Rosenblatt also acted for Mr Desmond’s group on various other media deals in the last decade, including the purchase of Channel 5 in 2010 and subsequent sale to Viacom in 2014, the sale of Portland TV in 2016 and the acquisition of The Health Lottery in 2010.

The Rosenblatt team was led by Jon Lovitt (Corporate Partner) who was assisted by Sandra Rodriguez (Corporate Solicitor) and Amanpreet Bhandal (Corporate Solicitor).  The corporate team were also supported by Chris Pulham (Media Partner), Philip Alfandary (Tax Partner), David Sachs (Banking Partner), Martin Buckeldee (Real Estate Solicitor) and Tom Driscoll (Banking Solicitor).

Rosenblatt Partner Ajit Mishra speaking on Law Society BRICs panel

05/03/2018
Rosenblatt Partner and Head of India Desk, Ajit Mishra will be a panel speaker at the Law Society’s annual BRIC seminar on Wednesday 7 March 2018. This seminar relating to the countries of Brazil,

Rosenblatt Partner and Head of India Desk, Ajit Mishra will be a panel speaker at the Law Society’s annual BRIC seminar on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

This seminar relating to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs) will explore the key elements of UK-BRICs trade in legal services and opportunities for law firms, hot topics in UK-BRICS legal business, best practice and how experienced practitioners can be used in cross-border work.

The BRIC countries are considered to be at similar stages of new economic development and deemed to become among the four most dominant economies by 2050.

Please see the below link to the Law Society webpage for more information on the event:

http://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/international/events/a-tonne-of-brics-opportunities-and-challenges-of-doing-legal-business/5063801.article

 

Rosenblatt tests the bounds of Litigation Privilege

19/02/2018
For the claimant, Bilta (UK) Ltd One Essex Court’s Orlando Gledhill QC and South Square’s Matthew Abraham, instructed by Rosenblatt Solicitors. Please click the following link to see an origi

For the claimant, Bilta (UK) Ltd
One Essex Court’s Orlando Gledhill QC and South Square’s Matthew Abraham, instructed by Rosenblatt Solicitors.

Please click the following link to see an original article written by The Lawyer on 13 February 2018 by Alexandra Rogers (subscriber content).

RBS interviews protected by privilege in £140m VAT fraud trial

Rosenblatt Partner, Ajit Mishra launches The Indian CEO’s Forum (ICF)

06/02/2018
On 31 January 2018, Rosenblatt Corporate Partner and Head of India Group, Ajit Mishra launched the Indian CEO's Forum The launch event took place at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London

On 31 January 2018, Rosenblatt Corporate Partner and Head of India Group, Ajit Mishra launched the Indian CEO’s Forum

The launch event took place at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London and the host of the evening was Lord Sheikh.

Key speakers present included: Lord Karan Bilimoria, Chairman of the Cobra Beer partnership, Ajit Mishra, Founder of The Indian CEO’s Forum, Sunil Chopra, former Mayor of Southwark Council and Tarun Sawhney from Times Now.

The Indian CEO’s Forum (ICF) is a networking platform for Indian and British Indian businesses which operate in the UK promoting bilateral trade and business opportunities between both countries.

Link to Press release ICF

Please also click here to read an article on this subject on The Asian Voice and here to read an article on Asian Lite International.

 

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