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Bermuda – the family office proposition

Bermuda has historically flown beneath the radar when it comes to promoting itself as the ideal location for the establishment of a family office. There are likely a number of reasons for this but one is that Bermuda was often chosen as a domicile for trusts or for the location of a physical family office […]

Data protection challenges of using AI in healthcare

By Robert Breedon, Jocelyn S Paulley AI, machine learning, deep learning, neural networks – call it what you like, there’s a lot of excitement about the ability of software to analyse a lot of data, spot patterns, learn (sometimes independently) and to make conclusions and produce insights that are entirely new. t is not unusual […]

How will virtual reality change the way we plan sustainable, smart cities?

By Dominic Conte, Joe Morris Virtual and augmented reality have come crashing into the real estate industry in the last couple of years, becoming a disruptive force in residential sales and leaving many people asking, what next? We’ve taken a look at some novel and interesting ways in which virtual reality will be used in […]

Introduction of the SEBI (settlement proceedings) regulations, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), through a notification dated 30 November 2018, has introduced the SEBI (Settlement Proceedings) Regulations, 2018 (Settlement Regulations). The Settlement Regulations, effective from 1 January 2019, will replace the SEBI (Settlement of Administrative and Civil Proceedings) Regulations, 2014 (2014 Regulations). The Settlement Regulations have set out the terms […]

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High Holborn provides a new home for Lovells

Lovell White Durrant’s long search for new premises appears to be finally at an end and the firm is not going to be moving very far. The Lawyer understands that Lovells is close to an agreement with the Prudential to take a lease at the Atlantic House building on High Holborn in London. However, no […]

In brief: Rowe & Maw recruits for Lloyd's group

Rowe & Maw has beefed up its Lloyd’s insurance group by taking barrister Martin Smith from Edwin Glasgow QC’s 39 Essex Street. Smith said that he was attracted by the greater involvement in the preparation of cases and enhanced client contact in a law firm.

Financing

Trowers & Hamlins acted for Quadrant Housing Finance, London & Quadrant Housing Trust and London & Quadrant Bexley Housing Association on a £130m Eurobond issue. Clifford Chance acted for the lead manager, Banque Paribas, and Linklaters acted for AMBAC Insurance (UK).

In brief: Lord Justice Potter takes Aclec chair

Lord Justice Potter has been appointed chair of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct (Aclec). He replaces Lord Saville of Newdigate who resigned on his appointment in April as chairman of the Bloody Sunday inquiry tribunal at Londonderry’s Guildhall.

Building on a good idea

Stephen Cirell and John Bennett say Private Finance Initiative projects have never been easier for local authorities. Stephen Cirell is a partner and John Bennett is a consultant with Eversheds Public Sector. The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in the local authority sector has been reinvigorated by the election of the Labour Government. While PFI was […]

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