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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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Employment briefing: protected conversations

By Gurpreet Duhra It is a common misconception that simply labelling a meeting or discussion ‘without prejudice’ protects that discussion from future admissibility in legal proceedings. As a legal matter, the ‘without prejudice’ confidentiality rule only applies to without-prejudice discussions relating to the resolution of genuine disputes. There needs to be an existing dispute before […]

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Pinsent Masons bulks up in Paris with tax hire

Pinsent Masons is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Paris by launching a tax practice with the hire of partner Eugénie Berthet from Marccus Partners. Berthet will rejoin former colleagues at Pinsents, which opened in the French capital last year through the hire of a team from Marccus Partners (31 August 2012). Berthet’s hire brings the […]

Orrick and Olswang’s L-plate tectonics

Market shift sees firms pay for overambitious trainee policies September’s NQ retention figures are trickling in and, as always, some firms have had good years while others have resigned themselves to the fact that the thousands they invested in LPC fees and trainee salaries may as well have been spent on a giant statue of […]

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Schillings relaunches as privacy and cyber-security firm

Schillings is relaunching itself as an integrated legal, risk management and IT security and investigation business targeting the growing market in reputation management for corporates and high net worth individuals. Senior partner Keith Schilling told The Lawyer that managing corporate reputations was increasingly tied to understanding the way social media and IT security works, from […]

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Linklaters’ former Portuguese managing partner quits for VdA

Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA) has appointed Linklaters’ former local managing partner Jorge Bleck as a partner and head of M&A and corporate finance. Bleck officially joined VdA on 1 September after 11 years at Linklaters, where he helped found the firm’s Lisbon office. Bleck headed up Linklaters’ Portugal operations for four […]

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