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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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McDermott Latin American chief joins Garrigues

Garrigues has signed up McDermott Will & Emery‘s head of the Latin American region to its New York office. M&A expert Xavier Ruiz joins the Spanish firm as a partner. Prior to working at McDermott, Ruiz worked at Baker & McKenzie.

Careers: People

Taylor Wessing has expanded its Islamic finance practice with the hire of associate Mustafa Hussain, who joins from Stephenson Harwood. Pitmans has appointed a new solicitor to its commercial litigation team. Jonathan Durrant joins from Army Legal Services, where he was a solicitor. Manchester firm John Hardman & Co has made a trio of promotions. […]

Keeping mum

The benefits of more women reaching the boardroom were on display at St Stephen’s Club in Westminster last week, when recruitment business Veredus held a diversity seminar. Getting women on board was the subject, and the change in culture one of the themes. As one worthy gentleman speaker put it: “It’s noticeable and beneficial that, […]

Bryan Cave nabs nine from Katten

St Louis-based Bryan Cave has raided national rival Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman for nine attorneys for its Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles offices. St Louis-based Bryan Cave has raided national rival Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman for nine attorneys for its Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles offices. The five lawyers joining in DC and […]

Dechert finds home comforts – at last

Dechert London concluded its protracted search for new premises after finalising a deal to take up new offices at Times Square. The Philadelphia-based firm has finally signed a lease to take on 55,000 sq ft at Times Square, 160 Queen Victoria Street with an option to take additional space. The new office will accommodate 280 […]

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