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New Faces

We would like to update you on some new faces at MBM:

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Mediation

In the last year, the Dispute Resolution Team has resolved 5 major on-going pieces of litigation at mediation, resulting in successful, confidential resolution of claims totalling many millions of pounds. Whilst mediation has always been a cornerstone of MBM’s approach to litigation, and MBM has always striven to mediate disputes where we can, we have seen a significant rise in the uptake in mediation in the past 12 months. So what is mediation, and how does it work? Mediation is often confused with processes such as adjudication and arbitration. Unlike both of these dispute resolution mechanisms, however, mediation is an extremely...
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MBM's US Team

MBM’s US Team is growing! Led by US and UK Corporate Partner, Tracey Ginn , the US Team includes five US attorneys with expertise in US M+A, investments, intellectual property, commercial contracts and immigration advice. In this increasingly global and mobile society, our US Team is uniquely suited to advise businesses on US expansion – from contracts with US customers to putting “boots on the ground” to sale to a US buyer. MBM’s US Team is: Tracey Ginn - Having spent 14 years living and working in California before return to the UK, Tracey has substantial US deal experience. In addition...
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The view from London: In Spite of Brexit? Or just Strong and Stable?

MBM’s head office is in Edinburgh, but our London office is flourishing at a time when the whole applecart feels like it could be upset at any minute.  Michael Arnott who heads up the London office asks why:   We have been expecting a ‘Brexit slowdown’ for some time, in fact for more than three years, ever since the outcome of the referendum became clear.  In that time we have had the usual ups and downs, but we still await a material detrimental effect on the size or the number of transactions we are seeing.  That applies equally to our corporate...
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Options

Over recent years it has become more common place and, particularly in tech sectors, almost expected, to grant employees options over shares in the company.   The purpose of this is to incentivise employees, most often by giving them an opportunity to take part in an exit should one come about.  This article seeks to set out in basic terms what an option is and shed some light on some of the intricacies you might want to think about for your company and employees. An option is a right that entitles the option holder to acquire shares at a certain price at...
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