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Countdown to Brexit – Data transfers

Introduction Cross-border data flows and the openness of the digital economy are essential to the UK’s trading relationships with the EU, the US and the rest of the world. All the while that the UK has been a part of the EU, businesses have come to rely on the seamless flow of personal data in […]

When is the guarantee of an AGA enforceable?

By Martin McKeague In Co-operative Group Food v A&A Shah Properties, the High Court has provided guidance on the tricky issue of how a guarantor can validly guarantee an outgoing tenant’s obligations in an authorised guarantee agreement, without breaching the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995. Specialist Real Estate Litigator Martin McKeague explains and offers practical […]

The Securitisation & Structured Finance Handbook – 2020

By Lukas Wyss In 2018 and 2019 the public Swiss ABS market has seen a number of transactions by constant ABS issuers, such as AMAG Leasing AG, Cembra Money Bank AG and Swisscard AECS GmbH. In addition, Valiant Bank has issued a second, third and fourth tranche of covered bonds and has now covered bonds […]

Life Science Law Update

Data protection of health insured persons The Federal Council intends to clarify the use of individual data in compulsory health care insurance. New measures to combat higher costs in public health care sector In a first package, the Federal Council adopted new measures against rising costs in the public health care sector, such as a […]

Project Finance 2020: Portugal

By Teresa Empis Falcão, Ana Luís de Sousa Types of collateral What types of collateral and security interests are available? Under Portuguese law, various types of security and collateral may be given to secure loans, notably mortgages on real estate and certain movable assets subject to registration (such as automobiles, ships and planes), and pledges […]

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Dawsons' private client growth plans tempt partner from BLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has lost tax specialist and private client partner Wynne Thomas to Lincoln’s Inn firm Dawsons Thomas, who will be joining Dawsons in January 2003, has been a partner at BLP for 16 years. He has extensive experience advising on UK and overseas tax planning issues with particular emphasis on advising high […]

Jones Day awaits ruling on Saudi negligence claim

Gouldens’ US merger partner Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has been hauled over the coals in a High Court case in which it was accused of professional negligence The US firm, together with a former Jones Day lawyer, was accused by the Saab brothers of acting for both sides on a share placement they made […]

The main goal

While the ITV Digital collapse massacred the finances of many football clubs, players’ wages are finishing off the job. David Cohen and Amanda Hope examine clubs’ escape routes While the Premiership continues to prosper, the fates of many of the 72 Nationwide Football League clubs still hang in the balance. The single biggest cause of […]

Asset-based lending – the benefits

There appear to be mixed feelings about the radical changes currently being introduced to the UK insolvency laws The changes are aimed in some respects at laying down clearer guidelines to those involved with insolvency work, and in other respects changing the focus of the purpose of certain procedures to allow a fairer system to […]

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