This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 6 April 2014

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Guernsey focusing on family offices

Guernsey’s recently published Financial Services Policy Framework sets out an approach to capitalise upon a range of global specialisms to ensure that Guernsey remains a strong, and stable financial centre servicing sophisticated clients from around the world. Financial services and the associated professional services that support them account for more than half of the jurisdiction’s […]

Real estate business fined under consumer protection legislation

By Louise Power What do real estate businesses need to know? We have reported recently on the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into potential breaches of consumer protection law within the leasehold housing market.  We have also published various earlier briefings [1] in which we have: flagged to housebuilders/developers and other businesses operating within the real estate industry, the […]

MHCLG call for evidence on tenancy deposit reform

By Karl Anders, Deborah Brown Walker Morris’ Housing Management & Litigation specialists Karl Anders and Deborah Brown explain the UK Government’s call for evidence on potential tenancy deposit reform in the private rented sector. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a call for evidence which seeks to inform the UK […]

Duty of care to protect customers? Legal and practical considerations for lenders

Social and commercial context Reports of violence on the high street are on the rise. Unfortunately, even the briefest of internet research reveals a worrying number of incidences of violence in the UK.  Within just the last year there have been: a stabbing in a supermarket; armed robberies at Barclays on Vauxhall Bridge Road, at […]

Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement 2019

Ana Marta Castro and Raul Mota Cerveira, partners, contribute for the international publication Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement, a comparative guide that analyses Public Procurement legislation on 34 jurisdictions from all over the world. The lawyers are responsible for the Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe chapters, where they explain relevant […]

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The SFO is still nursing its scars after a bruising Dahdaleh trial last month, but the £18.5m price tag on its battle with the Tchenguiz brothers will only serve to pour salt into those already gaping wounds. The agency has already spent £8.13m defending the mammoth £300m case, which goes back to the arrest of […]

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Freshfields hires former Cleary US capital markets partner Qureshi

Freshfields has made a landmark lateral hire in the form of former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton capital markets and US corporate partner Ash Qureshi. Qureshi quit Cleary’s London office in February 2010 after a decade at the firm, to become executive vice chairman of longstanding firm client Renaissance Group and CEO of Renaissance Asset […]

Peter German

German, Peter

Peter German’s practice is corporate and banking, including local and international banking with a particular focus on real-estate finance and restructuring. German specialises in providing partner-led, practical commercial legal advice within the context of the multi-jurisdictional transactions in which Jersey vehicles tend to operate; and in melding the Jersey law solutions with the commercial imperatives of […]

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A&O, Ropes and Latham advise on Altice’s €17bn acquisition of SFR

Allen & Overy, Ropes & Gray and Latham & Watkins have scored instructions on Altice’s acquisition of France’s second-biggest telecom operator SFR. Having been engaged in a month-long bidding war with rival Bouygues, cable and mobile services provider Altice finally received the nod from Vivendi to acquire SFR, marking the biggest leveraged finance deal since […]

Marcus Pallot

Pallot, Marcus

Marcus Pallot’s practice area includes breach of trust and contractual disputes. He also has a focus on banking and regulatory work for clients located within the island comprising Jersey regulated banks, financial institutions and other regulated entities. Pallot has a particular reputation for his ability to act practically and pragmatically, whether that is by way […]

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