Clifford Chance and Addleshaws lead as WeWork takes on EMA’s former £500m HQ

Having settled its landmark Brexit dispute, the European Medicines Agency is leasing its Canary Wharf office to WeWork, with firms such as Clifford Chance and Addleshaw Goddard advising.

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Spanish legal regulations on Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign direct investment (FDI) (Inversión Extranjera Directa) involves the transfer of capital by economic entities from one country to another country, with the intention of establishing businesses or subsidiaries there, as well as acquiring or obtaining a relevant shareholding in foreign companies.

British Virgin Islands – Voluntary liquidations for first half-year companies

As annual British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) Registry fees are now payable for those BVI companies that were incorporated or registered in the first half of the year, it is time to start planning the liquidation of those entities that have reached the end of their life cycle, to ensure that unnecessary Registry fees are not incurred.

IR35 rules now extended to private sector businesses

The IR35 rules were extended to cover all medium and large organisations in the private sector. Under the reforms these businesses are now responsible for determining whether their contractors fall inside or outside the scope of IR35, rather than the workers themselves.

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McDermott shifts City business services staff to WeWork

McDermott Will & Emery has become the latest City firm to diversify its office space, with a number of its business services teams moving into a WeWork office adjacent to its London HQ. Around 20 members of staff from accounting, marketing and business development, HR and research moved across from Heron Tower at the end […]

Freshfields picks WeWork as interim location for Berlin tech hub

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is in the final stages of launching officially its legal and technology venture in Berlin, with WeWork acting as an interim base for the project, The Lawyer understands. Lawyers and members of staff have started to use the co-working space, while the firm prepares for permanent rooms to be available in its existing Berlin office. […]

WeWork appoints new global GC as former chief steps down

WeWork continues to rejuvenate its legal team, appointing a new global general counsel just a month after it took on Sarah Nelson Smith as its first ever European GC. The collaborative workspace giant has found its new GC within its in-house team, picking Jared DeMatteis for the role. DeMatteis has been with WeWork since February 2015, where […]

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Slaughters and Freshfields spearhead L&G’s £4bn tie-up with Oxford University

Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have led in Legal & General’s (L&G) £4bn house-building partnership with the University of Oxford. Slaughters corporate and finance partners Guy O’Keefe and Harry Bacon spearheaded the deal for longstanding client L&G, in its latest bid to tap into the rapidly expanding market of student accommodation. The financial […]

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