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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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Osborne retail ace defects to Dentons

Denton Wilde Sapte’s real estate department has lured a former McGuinness Finch partner from Osborne Clarke Retail development specialist Andrew Bedford will join Dentons in January. Bedford is the second McGuinness partner to leave since Osborne Clarke merged with the niche property firm in May last year. Andrew Tugwell left two months ago to join […]

Toffoletto in double merger

Toffoletto e Soci, the Italian member of global employment law network Ius Laboris, has merged with Aldo Bottini and Elio Cherubini. Bottini specialises in consultancy for top executives and advises on collective dismissals, restructurings and M&A. Cherubini’s main focus is collective dismissals, restructurings, agency and distribution law, litigation, arbitration and pensions law. Toffoletto has also […]

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Simmons makes third banking hire in a month

Simmons & Simmons has hired Christopher Boresjo of Norton Rose. Boresjo, who specialises in asset finance, joins as a partner. He is the third lawyer to join Simmons’ international banking practice in the past month, following the appointments of banking partners Jeremy Arscott and Roger Clarke to the Paris and Abu Dhabi offices respectively.

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