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Welcome protection for consumers of certain cryptoasset investments

By Gurprit Mattu The Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA”) published its final rules for the banning of derivatives and Exchange Traded Notes (“ETN’s”) that reference unregulated transferable cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Ripple. The rules apply to firms who are operating from or in the United Kingdom. The ban comes into effect on 6 […]

Planning conditions and access routes – DB Symmetry v Swindon BC

By Richard Humphreys QC Richard Humphreys QC (instructed by Jones Day) represented DB Symmetry Ltd (the appellant). The dispute was as to whether a planning condition required the developer to dedicate access roads as public highways or whether it merely regulated the physical attributes of the roads. The Court of Appeal held, allowing the appeal from […]

Court of Appeal gives judgment on the long residence rule

By Manjit S Gill QC, Edward Nicholson Do past or present periods of overstaying mean that a person who has otherwise remained continuously in the UK with leave for 10 years cannot qualify for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the Long Residence Rule in paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules? This question is considered […]

Green light for mortgage repossessions

By Gurprit Mattu On 31 October 2020, the government ban on repossession hearings comes to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with repossession proceedings if appropriate. When is it appropriate? The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published further guidance on Mortgages and Coronavirus [1] which applies from 16 September 2020. It sets out that firms must continue to […]

Court dismisses challenge to decision granting planning permission for relocation of works at nuclear power station within AONB

By Leanne Buckley-Thomson Introduction Judgment in the case of Girling v East Suffolk Council [2020] 9 WLUK 348 was delivered on 1st October 2020 and it’s certainly one to add to your personal planning case book. The Claimant sought judicial review of the Council’s decision to grant planning permission for replacement facilities in respect of what is […]

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Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic has opened an office in Slovenia, extending its coverage across the states of the former Yugoslavia. The firm has hired partner Marko Ketler from local firm ODI Law to head up the new venture, and is planning to increase the size of the office to around five lawyers over the […]

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Germany’s Heuking reports 12 per cent revenue rise to €121m

German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has reported record revenues for 2014, with turnover hitting €121m (£89.3m) – up 12 per cent from 2013 and a rise of 66 per cent in six years. The revenue rise came on the back of continued recruitment for Heuking, which increased its headcount from 260 lawyers in 2013 […]

Karanović & Nikolić on board as PE firm buys Serbian FMCG company

Karanović & Nikolić has advised London-based investment fund Mid Europa Partners on the acquisition of Danube Foods Group. Danube Foods is a Serbian FMCG producer with interests in the the dairy, confectionery and beverage industries. Mid Europa is a private equity firm focused on Central Europe and Turkey. Mid Europa and Danube Foods have signed a […]

New partner for Eversheds El Heni in Tunisia

The Tunisian office of Eversheds, Eversheds El Heni, has made Emna Louati a partner. Louati has experience in advising local and international companies in areas of business law including M&A, privatisations, competition, IP and IT, and in connection with strategic, complex and cross-border project finance and restructuring transactions.

A&O takes Peerpoint to Asia

Just three months after hiring Deloitte’s managing partner of growth and markets Richard Punt as chief executive officer of Peerpoint, Allen & Overy is rolling out the flexible resourcing initiative to Hong Kong. Punt has a remit for business development, freeing up chief operations officer Ben Williams to focus on the operations side of Peerpoint, […]

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