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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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Pleming to head 39 Essex Street

Leading public lawyer Nigel Pleming QC is to become the new head of chambers at 39 Essex Street. Pleming, who recently won the latest round of the Pinochet saga as lead counsel for the Kingdom of Belgium, will replace Edwin Glasgow QC at the beginning of April. Glasgow has completed his three-year term at the […]

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Online financial services company Interactive Investor International has appointed its first head of legal from investment bank Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. As counsel in the law and compliance department at Morgan Stanley, Anil Raval was responsible for all legal and regulatory issues surrounding international private wealth management. He has been appointed head of legal and […]

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Law firms have miscalculated their marketing strategies and are wasting vast amounts of money on them, according to a new survey. The report, produced by corporate branding specialists Springpoint, also reveals that there is little differentiation between the top six law firms and that business is dependant on the people and the relationships that clients […]

Listening without prejudice

Jim Drake and Peter MacDonald Eggers reports on the different types of ADR and the part that the courts play. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to all means of resolving disputes, other than by a decision of the court after a trial, with the assistance of an impartial third party. The essence of ADR is […]

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