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Landlord’s threats of legal action amounted to harassment of tenant

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v Worthington (1) and Parkin (2) alerts landlords to the risk of their dealings with tenants amounting to unlawful harassment.  Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan explain and offer practical advice, which will be of particular interest for social housing providers […]

Cabot SPR appeal: A welcome outcome for unsecured lenders in Scotland

Walker Morris partner Rob Aberdein explains an appeal allowed by the Sheriff Appeal Court which clarifies that the “interventionist and problem-solving approach” required of sheriffs under the new Simple Procedure Rules Simple Procedure Rules (SPR) for low value claims does not extend to undefended claims.  The appeal concerned a number of test cases and will […]

Industry responds to SME access to the FOS

The FCA last week published a suite of responses it has received to a consultation paper (CP18/3) released in January this year setting out the FCA’s proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to open the FOS complaints resolution process to small businesses (SMEs). The fourteen responses published come from a […]

Cyber security, separation and self-protection online

Social media has many benefits, enabling us to keep in touch with old and new friends alike, sharing special moments with ‘followers’, organising events or tracking exercise progress. However, there is a dark side to the web.  Every click, post or search adds to your very own digital footprint, this leaves everyone vulnerable to exploitation. […]

Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

The Romanian Parliament recently approved the Law on the Amendment and Completion of the Accounting Law No. 82/1991, Amendment and Completion of the Companies Law No. 31/1990 and Amendment and Completion of Law No. 1/2005, on the organisation and functioning of cooperative companies. Before entering into force, the law will have to be promulgated by […]

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Banks choose Latham for massive Wind bond issue

Latham & Watkins is putting preparations in place for one of the biggest European high-yield bond issues to date. The bond will be issued by Wind, the Italian telecoms company which earlier this year was bought by Weather Investments in Europe’s largest-ever leveraged buyout (LBO). Wind launched a roadshow for the bond last week, taking in the US […]

International eye: China

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Chadbourne doubles up in Russia

New York law firm Chadbourne & Parke has doubled its Russian presence, securing a three-lawyer team and the St Petersburg offices of Coudert Brothers to complement its other Coudert hires in Moscow and Almaty, Kazakhstan. Counsels Alexander Kalinov and Konstantin Osipov and associate Nonna Crane join Chadbourne in St Petersburg. Senior associate Ludmila Yegorova has also joined the US […]

Ex-Haarmanns pair create Oldenbourg Plus

Two former partners from Haarmann Hemmel-rath’s Munich office have set up their own practice after leaving the firm earlier this year. Andreas Oldenbourg and Simon Preisenberger have launched a new firm called Oldenbourg Plus, which specialises in corporate, M&A and private equity work. The duo has been joined by former Haarmanns associate Silke Pütz. As […]

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