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Can settlement agreements be regulated credit agreements? High court decides

By Emily Morton Can settlement agreements be regulated credit agreements, and are lenders at risk of falling foul of the provisions of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA)? In CFL Finance Ltd v Bass & Others [2019] EWHC 1839 (Ch) the Court looked into whether settlement agreements need to comply with the CCA, and whether their […]

Spotlight on automotive industry: Introduction to the series and financing

By Miriam Simsa, Soňa Hekelová By outsourcing production of major parts of car components, carmakers have also outsourced a substantial amount of their financing needs and associated risks to their suppliers. Still, despite rather slim margins, the prospect of a fairly stable cash flow over a number of years has made the automotive supplier business […]

I am worried that a trustee has mismanaged my trust fund. What can I do?

By Oliver Passmore Trustees are appointed to safeguard funds in a trust, and are duty-bound to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries. While most trustees will carry out their duties conscientiously, occasionally there is mismanagement. There are a number of ways in which a trustee can mismanage a trust fund. This can include: […]

Luxembourg Government submits bill to Parliament implementing the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive 2 into domestic law

By William Jean-Baptiste, Eléonore Galleron On 8 August 2019, the Luxembourg Government submitted a draft law to the Parliament (the Draft Law) to implement the Council Directive (EU) 2017/952 of 29 May 2017 (ATAD 2 or the Directive) into Luxembourg domestic law. As a reminder, ATAD 2 constitutes an update of the Council Directive (EU) 2016/1164 of 12 July […]

Myth busting Jersey trusts and foundations

By Josephine Howe Some may think trusts and foundations are only used by very wealthy people or families, or that by putting assets into a trust or foundation in international finance centres (IFCs) like Jersey, then they are avoiding tax. Some claim offshore trusts and foundations are secretive, and they are used for criminal activity; […]

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Buyers beware

With the distribution of bank debt set to become more problematic in the wake of Lehman Brothers’ collapse, Diane Roberts asks what regulators can do to shore up the sub-participation market Following the Lehman bankruptcies and administrations and amid the ongoing ­financial crisis, it is likely that the ­distribution of bank debt will become more […]

Thacher Proffitt VC takes team to Greenberg

Embattled US firm Thacher Proffitt & Wood has lost its vice chairman along with an entire office to Greenberg Traurig. The Miami-headquartered firm has hired two former Thacher Proffitt real estate finance partners – Tom Leslie and Tom Infurna – as well as six other lawyers. Leslie was formerly the managing partner of Thacher Proffitt’s […]

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Thelen Reid prepares dissolution vote

Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner held a crisis meeting today (28 October) to discuss the dissolution of the firm. The US firm’s 13-member partnership counsel called the meeting to discuss dissolution with the full partnership. A Thelen spokesman confirmed: “The meeting has been called by the firm partnership counsel to recommend a vote for […]

Heller City corporate partners to join Orrick

The core of Heller Ehrman’s London corporate team is poised to join Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe before the end of the week. Corporate partners Richard Eaton, Chris Grew and Struan Penwarden will join Orrick’s London office with three assistants. “It’s almost a done deal,” said an Orrick source, “I don’t foresee any problems now.” With […]

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