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Overseas companies and UK property – all change in 2021

By Maria Connolly At the end of July, the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill was published. The intention is that, from 2021, overseas entities wanting  to deal in certain UK property will have to register in the overseas entities register (OER). Why will overseas entities have to register?

Hackitt review: Response suggests further extension of the regime

By Adrian Mansbridge As outlined in our previous articles covering what lies ahead for high rise regulation and the proposed ban on flammable cladding the legislative programme to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review and to address broader concerns is already underway. However, as anticipated, political concerns have already led to these proposals being “beefed up”…

Use of behavioural biometrics brings privacy issues under GDPR

By Alex Towers With cybertheft and data breaches becoming an increasingly common occurrence, the need to rapidly and accurately identify fraud has driven the development of behavioural biometrics as a means to target automated attacks and suspicious transactions. However, for the technology to function, companies must amass libraries of biometric personal data to construct profiles…

Supreme Court rules a ‘right to litigate’ cannot be assigned to a third party

By Rebecca MacCann What happens if you assign your right to litigate to a person or company that is unconnected to the event that creates the right to litigate? In the recent Supreme Court case of SPV Osus Ltd v­ HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited & Ors [2018] IESC 44, the Supreme Court held […]

Portugal: Fund management 2018

By Pedro Simões Coelho, Ricardo Seabra Moura and Carlos Filipe Couto How is fund management regulated in your jurisdiction? Which authorities have primary responsibility for regulating funds, fund managers and those marketing funds?

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Slaughters' Italian best friend opens new practice in Treviso

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Enron creditors attack Milbank over conflicts

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Eversheds’ Birmingham insurance practice shuts

Eversheds continues trend for Birmingham closures; work scatters around the UK Eversheds‘ dedicated insurance practice in Birmingham has closed, with its caseload being distributed to other firms across the UK. The team of seven led by partner Geoff Owen, who originally took his insurance motor team from DLA to Eversheds in December 1998, disbanded the […]

SJ Berwin shakes up management structure

UK and European growth prompts wholesale overhaul of corporate governance SJ Berwin has overhauled its corporate governance structure to reflect the firm’s rapid UK and European growth.The firm has created a new managing partner role, marking a shift in its longstanding culture of minimal central management.EU and competition partner Ralph Cohen has taken up the […]

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