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Reform of the Community Infrastructure Levy

By Katherine Evans In March we reported on the government’s consultation on the reform of the current system of developer contributions. The government’s response to the consultation, released at the end of October, confirms that change is on the horizon. The key themes of the consultation were centred around a desire to make the system simpler and more […]

Court of Appeal rules on ATM rates

By Şenay Nihat Since 2013, retailers have had to pay non-domestic rates (‘Business Rates’) for automated teller machines (ATMs) built into the front of stores, rather than treating the ATMs as part of the store’s overall rating for valuation purposes. The Business Rates bill for the ATM was backdated to 2010, hitting retailers with significant […]

Proposed ban on flammable cladding – An update

By Adrian Mansbridge Following Dame Hackitt’s Review of the Building Regulations and Fire Safety the government announced that it would consult on banning flammable cladding. The consultation closed on 14 August 2018 and the housing secretary announced at the Conservative Party Conference that the ban would be brought forward.

Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport improves contracting process for healthcare

By Frank John Vrolijk, Aurélie Mingels On 9 November 2018, the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) informed the House of Representatives about the developments regarding the contracting process for care provision. The minister expresses his displeasure at the growth in the supply of non-contracted care in GGZ care and district nursing where this is […]

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Landwell lures Linklaters partner to enhance real estate capability

Landwell & Partners, the legal arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has poached a partner from Linklaters & Alliance to head the Paris real estate practice’s legal side. Duncan Stapylton-Smith, who is a French and UK-qualified lawyer, specialises in real estate investments, construction and planning law and commercial leases. He will join two partners and 12 associates […]

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Israel-based Sadot Research & Development Fund introduced to the main list of London Stock Exchange. Sadot Research & Development Fund advised by Fladgate Fielder (Avram Kelman) and Seligman & Co. Sponsors and brokers Cazenove & Co advised by SJ Berwin.

SJ Berwin launches Paris office

Crack private equity team jumps ship from Salans; Pinkham to open SJ Berwin’s second European office in one month SJ Berwin has hired one of Paris’ top private equity teams from Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn to set up an office in Paris. Leading light in the market George Pinkham will join SJ Berwin in March. […]

Linklaters wraps up Jolly deal as hotel sales revive

Linklaters & Alliance has finally completed one of the largest single asset transactions for first-time client Jolly Hotels. The deal involves the £57m acquisition of St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster from US group Strategic Hotel Capital, and turns the tables on a year-long slowdown in investment in the London hotel market. After a period in […]

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The Anatomy of Buzz by Emanuel Rosen, published by Harper Collins (ISBN 0002571048) You’re right. It is annoying. It is one of those words that you feel obliged to use on “dress-down Friday” when the ties are loosened and so is the language. “Buzz” has connotations of drugs or even worse… marketing – both dangerous […]

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