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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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Investment and asset management company Triangle has appointed Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) senior associate Liron Meister as its first general counsel. Meister will advise Triangle’s senior management team on all legal issues to do with transactions, regulatory compliance, contracts and potential acquisitions. Previously the London-based financial services group has used a roster of firms for […]

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News Corp deputy general counsel David Pitofsky promoted to top job

News Corp has named deputy general counsel David Pitofsky as its new general counsel and chief compliance officer. Pitofsky replaces 21st Century Fox general counsel and chief compliance officer Gerson Zweifach, who was appointed as interim general counsel of News Corp in June 2013 when the media business split off from its parent.  Zweifach will […]

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Uría Menéndez posts record results with 3.6 per cent revenue increase to €192.1m

Slaughter and May’s Iberian best friend firm Uría Menéndez has posted a 3.6 per cent increase in turnover to €192.1m (£142.4m) in 2014, thanks to an improvement in the Spanish and Portuguese economy. Uría’s activity increased in M&A, capital markets and real estate, which had been relatively dormant during the past few years. This resulted in […]

Is Peerpoint the key for A&O’s future global growth?

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HSBC turns to BLP in a bid to dispel tax evasion allegations

HSBC has instructed Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) for legal advice, following the leak of client accounts by whistleblower Hervé Falciani. The leaked documents show that HSBC helped thousands of wealthy clients to evade tax through its Swiss private bank between 2005 and 2007.  Media outlets the Guardian, Le Monde, BBC Panorama and Washington-based International Consortium of […]

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