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Affordable housing connectivity

In this series of sessions we look at the importance of connectivity in the context of new developments and touch on some of the key issues that social housing providers need to consider.

Tax: VAT and non-resident taxable persons

Circular Letter no.30235 clarifies the VAT rights and obligations applicable to non-resident taxable persons who carry out supplies of goods or services in Portugal.

The future of strategic land

Strategic land can be a smart and profitable move for developers willing to play the long game. This webinar with LandTech discusses how strategic land is likely to evolve in the next few years and why now is a great time to get involved.

Now we have Earth Day pledges, we must mobilise green finance

This year’s Earth Day was cause for optimism in our fight against the climate emergency. With climate change now well and truly upon us, Earth Day 2021 saw the most significant renewal of pledges to tackle the crisis by national governments since the Paris Agreement of 2015.



Minter Ellison raids Maddocks for three-partner tax team

Australia’s Minter Ellison has bolstered its tax practice with the addition of three partners from rival firm Maddocks. Litigator Carmen McElwain as well as Peter Poulos and Chris Kinsella have moved across with their teams of associates. All three were partners at Maddocks and all three also previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where Minter Ellison’s […]


20 Essex Street takes Cavenagh Law practice manager for latest new BD role

20 Essex Street has added another new role to its business development roster, taking Cavenagh Law practice manager Rachel Foxton to be the newly-created head of practice support focusing on growing the set’s business in Asia. Foxton’s role is designed to support the chambers’ latest new business development role, former Holman Fenwick commercial director James […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises on Cayman securitisation for manufacturer

Conyers has advised on a Cayman Islands securitisation structure for major multinational manufacturing concern Manitowoc. This was the fifth amended and restated receivables purchase agreement. The Manitowoc is a capital goods manufacturer with more than 100 manufacturing and service facilities in 27 countries. It is one of the world’s largest providers of lifting equipment for […]

Ogier advises Shariah-compliant Gatehouse Bank on home-building joint venture

A combined team of partners and associates from the corporate and finance groups of Ogier’s Cayman office has advised Gatehouse Bank on its joint venture with Sigma Capital, for the construction of an initial 927 rental homes, with a total development cost of approximately £110m. Gatehouse Bank is a London-based investment bank specialising in Shariah-compliant […]

Conyers provides Bermuda law advice to Carnival Group on RMB500m senior bonds

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda law advice to Carnival Group International Holdings Ltd on the issuance of RMB500m (£51.5m) in an aggregate principal amount of 11.5 per cent senior bonds due 2016. Carnival Group is an investment holding company that specialises in property investment business and retail-related consultancy and management services, and trading […]

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