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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 […]

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Private equity can weather the credit crunch

Over the past two months, as the liquidity crunch in the debt market has taken hold, some headlines have been predicting the death of the management buyout. The argument goes that investment banks have many billions in debt on their balance sheets, which they now cannot syndicate so that, given that private equity typically relies […]

CC, Links land roles on DP World’s DIFX listing

Clifford Chance and Linklaters have scooped lead roles on Dubai Ports World’s (DP World) landmark listing on the Dubai Stock Exchange (DIFX). After advising on the company’s $6.8bn (£3.32bn) acquisition of UK ferry operator P&O last year, both firms have scored roles on the IPO, which takes place two years after the exchange launched in […]

Nabarro advises Land Sec on £1bn worth of deals

Nabarro has advised longstanding client Land Securities on a series of sales and acquisitions in the City totalling more than £1bn. The key acquisition was the £252m purchase of Thomas More Square – a self-contained office space sold by an AXA joint venture that was advised by LG. Real estate partner Dan Gwilliam led the […]

Bridge Capital hands Olswang Czech deal

Olswang has advised new client Czech Property Investment (CPI) on a Eu89m (£62m) hypermarket portfolio refinancing in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Olswang clinched the instruction through the deal manager, Bridge Capital Partners, which it previously assisted with a German deal. The Thames Valley office advised on all aspects of English law and was led […]

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