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Law Commission consultation on leasehold enfranchisement reform

By Karl Anders, Zoe McLean-Wells The Law Commission has undertaken a “root and branch review” of all aspects of enfranchisement law and is consulting on detailed and wide-ranging proposals for reform. Housing Management & Litigation experts Karl Anders and Zoe McLean-Wells summarise some of the headline proposals and urge stakeholders to have their say before the extended […]

Busy lenders’ round-up: December 2018

By Deborah Sheldon Welcome to TLT’s busy lenders’ monthly round-up. Each month we summarise the latest news and developments in retail mortgage lending and regulation.

Financial Reporting Council has launched new code for the corporate governance

By Alice Gardner A new code for the corporate governance of large private companies has now been launched by the Financial Reporting Council. Known as the Wates Principles, the new code is made up of the following six principles: Purpose and leadership Board composition Director responsibilities Opportunity and risk Remuneration Stakeholder relationships and engagement

Slovenia: Right to be heard in dawn raid

By Urša Kranjc In October 2018 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) granted Produkcija Plus doo (Pro Plus) €52,500 in compensation after its right to be heard was violated in the proceedings relating to the fine imposed for obstructing the dawn raid. Facts Suspecting that Pro Plus was abusing its dominant position, the Competition Protection […]

Deadline for notification of AML officer appointments is 31 December

By Maree Martin The deadline for regulated funds to notify the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) of their appointment of an Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer (together “AML Officers”) is 31 December 2018. The appointments were required to have been made by 30 September 2018. Unregulated funds are […]

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Irish firm A&L Goodbody has hired Mark Rasdale as a partner in its IP and technology team. Rasdale joins from Matheson Ormsby Prentice, where he was a senior associate. He specialises in technology development and procurement projects. A&L Goodbody managing partner Julian Yarr said the appointment would strengthen the firm’s IP and IT expertise. “This […]

Wolf Theiss replaces managing partner role with three-person board

Wolf Theiss has replaced its managing partner with a three-member management board as the firm looks to Poland for the next stage of its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe. Horst Ebhardt, who has been the firm’s managing partner since 2008, has been replaced with a three-member board comprising Bratislava managing partner Erik Steger, corporate […]

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Saudi Arabia is investing heavily in infrastructure to cope with a booming population, but international firms looking to make a fast buck may have to temper their ambitions for a while yet. The Riyadh skyline is dotted with cranes these days, as artists’ impressions of grand futuristic buildings become reality. The building boom in Saudi […]

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Lambeth lawyers gear up for Big Society revolution

Legal department reacts to cuts head-on with mutualisation plans Labour-controlled London Borough of Lambeth is embracing the coalition Government’s ’Big Society’ agenda by localising public services as local government spending is slashed in half over the next four years. Lambeth is to publish consultation findings on how it can adopt a “mixed-market approach to service […]

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