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Overseas companies and UK property – all change in 2021

By Maria Connolly At the end of July, the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill was published. The intention is that, from 2021, overseas entities wanting  to deal in certain UK property will have to register in the overseas entities register (OER). Why will overseas entities have to register?

Hackitt review: Response suggests further extension of the regime

By Adrian Mansbridge As outlined in our previous articles covering what lies ahead for high rise regulation and the proposed ban on flammable cladding the legislative programme to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review and to address broader concerns is already underway. However, as anticipated, political concerns have already led to these proposals being “beefed up”…

Use of behavioural biometrics brings privacy issues under GDPR

By Alex Towers With cybertheft and data breaches becoming an increasingly common occurrence, the need to rapidly and accurately identify fraud has driven the development of behavioural biometrics as a means to target automated attacks and suspicious transactions. However, for the technology to function, companies must amass libraries of biometric personal data to construct profiles…

Supreme Court rules a ‘right to litigate’ cannot be assigned to a third party

By Rebecca MacCann What happens if you assign your right to litigate to a person or company that is unconnected to the event that creates the right to litigate? In the recent Supreme Court case of SPV Osus Ltd v­ HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited & Ors [2018] IESC 44, the Supreme Court held […]

Portugal: Fund management 2018

By Pedro Simões Coelho, Ricardo Seabra Moura and Carlos Filipe Couto How is fund management regulated in your jurisdiction? Which authorities have primary responsibility for regulating funds, fund managers and those marketing funds?

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Contractual rights and discretionary bonus pools: watch what you say

In Dresdner Kleinwort Ltd & Commerzbank AG v Richard Atrill & ors and Fahmi Anar & ors [2013] EWCA Civ 394, a ‘town hall’ announcement made by the chief executive officer of Dresdner’s investment banking business (known as Dresdner Kleinwort, or DK), to the effect that a ‘guaranteed’ minimum bonus pool would be made available […]

Database right: where have we got to?

The Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997 came into force on 1 January 1998, implementing the EU Database Directive. Since the regulations came into force, the courts have been asked on several occasions to clarify the scope of the new database right. This article considers those landmark decisions. Database right subsists in a database […]

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Clydes turnover hits £336.6m, PEP up five per cent to £580k

Clyde & Co has posted a 17 per cent rise in turnover from £287m to £336.6m at the end of the 2012/13 financial year. Profits per equity partner (PEP) rose by just over 5 per cent to £580,000, just above the £550,000 predicted by chief executive Peter Hasson last year. Growth appears to have slowed […]

When is a consumer not a consumer?

In Overy v Paypal (Europe) Ltd [2012] EWHC 2659 (QB), Mr Overy wanted to sell his home. He decided that he would make more money if he offered the house as a prize in a competition. He planned to use Paypal to collect the competition entry fees. Mr Overy also ran a photography business, and […]

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