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Inadvertent e-mail contracts

Commercial Dispute Resolution specialist, Senior Associate Kathryn Vickers, reports on Athena v Superdrug [1], the latest case to highlight the risks of doing business informally over e-mail, and offers good practice advice for businesses.

Coronavirus and commercial leases: What landlords and tenants need to know

As the UK begins to tackle the challenges caused by the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, Walker Morris has received a number of enquiries from landlord and tenant clients as to how this may affect their property arrangements and obligations. It is now clear the outbreak will significantly disrupt the market. We have already seen the challenges […]

Austria: Coronavirus and taxes

Due to the measures taken by the Austrian government in connection with the outbreak of the corona virus which has now affected Austria (e.g. home quarantine, cancellation of events, closure of shops/restaurants), liquidity shortages and payment difficulties for businesses seem more likely. Accordingly, the Austrian Ministry of Finance has taken the following measures: Taxpayers who […]

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Hammond Suddards Edge advised Igroup on the £300m securitisation of residential non-conforming mortgages. The deal is made up of £264m of AAA-rated notes, £24m of A and £12m of BBB-rated notes. Associate Gary Walker led the transaction assisted by solicitor Anjlia Rajani. Igroup was also advised by its in-house counsel. Allen & Overy advised Morgan […]

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Nabarro Nathanson represented Henderson Investors on behalf of Pearl Assurance on the euro400m (£244.8m) acquisition of a portfolio of shopping centres in Europe. The 14 centres, valued at up to euro225m (£137.7m), are located across the continent. Partner Kevin Stimpson led a team of six, assisted by Simon Staite and Nick Collins, which worked alongside […]

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