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Podcast series #2 – The future of build-to-rent

Shoosmiths has produced another three-part podcast series on the BTR sector. In this podcast, the second in the series, real estate partner, Choisanne Man, speaks with John German, Managing Director of Residential Investment at Invesco Real Estate, on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the build-to-rent market, from an investor/funder perspective.

Ireland Update – Use of Electronic Signatures on Regulatory Documents and Forms

In a statement published on 24 August 2020, the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) confirmed to regulated firms that its policy regarding the use of electronic signatures is that, in the absence of any specific legal provisions to the contrary, regulated firms may use electronic signatures in submitting regulatory documents and forms to […]


The insolvency gremlins

Unlicensed debt advisers and conflicting regulatory bodies are still holding reform at bay, says John Verrill In 1986 the Government created by statute a new profession, that of the licensed insolvency practitioner. The key driver behind the move to license insolvency professionals was a cleaning up of the profession. The Government hoped to exclude those […]

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.

Maxwell Batley opponent Watson Wyatt slammed

Watson Wyatt, the consultancy that failed in a $70m (£45m) claim against Maxwell Batley in October, has been refused leave to appeal and ordered to pay more than £1m in costs Its own costs, which will go to Simmons & Simmons, Christopher Moger QC of 4 Pump Court and Brick Court’s Simon Salzedo, are estimated […]

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 […]

CC completes Wong tie-up in Singapore

After three years of negotiations the joint legal venture finally comes to fruition Clifford Chance has finally managed to seal a joint law venture (JLV) with Singapore firm WongPartnership, three years after they first entered negotiations. The firms were originally due to launch a JLV in November 2000. But just a month prior to this, […]

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