From Maltesers® to Whiskas® to Uncle Ben’s® to Dolmio®, Mars’ foods and pet foods are worldwide best-sellers. Our London lawyers advise Mars’ UK divisions on a host of different aspects of the business – such as regulatory matters, commercial activities, advertising and marketing, and employment and pensions.
Recent highlights include:
More than 350 million customers. Operations in around 30 countries. Partnerships with networks in 40 more. No wonder Vodafone is one of the world’s most recognisable brands.
We’ve worked with Vodafone for over 10 years. We’ve advised them on litigation, arbitration, employment, pensions, mergers and acquisitions, competition, corporate tax, communications regulation, intellectual property and records management.
Lately we’ve been involved in:
In the months before MezhpromBank's collapse in 2010, Sergei Pugachev – a former Russian senator and the bank's ultimate beneficial owner who was previously known as 'Putin's banker' – extracted around US$1bn from the bank and left Russia for London. We're helping the Russian State Deposit Insurance Agency (MezhpromBank's liquidator) to freeze and trace Pugachev's assets, and to enforce a judgment against Pugachev's disclosed assets all over the world. This has involved obtaining over 170 orders and judgments from the High Court and Court of Appeal, setting important precedents in the process.
Highlights of the case so far include:
The financial services industry is undergoing continuous change as FinTechs and other new entrants bring new ideas and products to the market, new technologies disrupt the established ways of doing things and consumer demands and behaviour change.
Government legislation needs to react to these factors as well as the Government's own policies and changes needed to respond for Brexit. While politicians may set the agenda, much of the detail needs to be considered by policy advisers and lawyers within HM Treasury (HMT).
Following a rigorous selection process, HMT have appointed us as legal advisors, to help them identify and deal with issues around financial services legislation on an ongoing basis.