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Changes in the real estate landscape

The past week has seen significant changes for all involved in real estate. This article summaries the key points owners and their advisors need to know.

Coronavirus Angola: Measures on commercial activity

In the context of mitigating the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, the Ministry of Commerce has approved Executive Decree No. 143/ 20 of 9 April, which establishes a set of measures aimed at maintaining commercial activity across the whole country during the State of Emergency.

Resolving multi-party and multi-contract disputes

Which of the ICC, LCIA, HKIAC and SIAC rules, if any, is most adapted to resolving multi-party and multi-contract disputes? Multi-party arbitration may occur under the situations; (i) several parties to single contract “multi-party arbitration” and (ii) several parties to several contracts “multi-contract arbitration”. Due to the involvement of more than one party in the […]

Covid-19: Restriction of state court activity and alternative dispute resolution methods

By Vladimir Komarov The ” Black swan ” of coronavirus has already led such economic sectors as tourism, air transportation, hotel business, and non-food retail to a deep crisis. We can confidently predict that violations of contractual obligations, unilateral termination of contracts and other consequences of the disease and measures to combat it will affect […]

Bermuda amends national pension scheme – update #4

The amendments to section 24 of the National Pension Scheme (Occupational Pensions) Act 1998 (“the NPS Act”) that expand the ability of members and former members of defined contribution pension plans and local retirement products to obtain limited refunds from their pension balances, will become operative on 1 June 2020.

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Shock departure of chief exec sparks shake-up at Radcliffes

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Sweet & Maxwell buys Lawtel

Sweet & Maxwell has acquired Lawtel, the online legal information service, from Centaur Communications, parent company of The Lawyer, for an undisclosed sum Rachel Lesiter, managing director of The Lawyer Group, said: “We are pleased that Lawtel is being acquired by one of the UK’s leading publishers and online information providers, and we expect that […]

A fine romance

Amid a serious bout of eyebrow raising, Wessing joined forces with the UK's Taylor Joynson Garrett. But Aled Griffiths discovers that, with a canny focus on technology, it could prove to be a marriage made in heaven

Gordon Dadds takes two from Julian Holy

West End firm Gordon Dadds has hired a partner and a senior associate from property firm Julian Holy Commercial property lawyer Simon Edwards and associate Jackie Boot will join this week. Edwards takes a client base of high net-worth individuals and family-owned property companies valued at between £100m and £500m.

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