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Covid-19 Update – Coronavirus, domestic abuse and legal action

The difficulties with court listings and the inability to hold hearings in a normal fashion has now been underway for 6 months. The recent guidance set out in ‘The Road Ahead’ shows there is no likelihood of that changing in the near future. This means there has had to be a reconsideration of what delays are acceptable and what reasons are sufficient to delay final decisions being made for children.

The rule of six: Legal obligations on food and drink businesses in England

Whilst we have very quickly become familiar with the “rule of six”, regulations come in to force today placing a further legal obligation on businesses in England that serve food for consumption on the premises to ensure that, save for in limited exceptions, bookings of more than six people are not accepted.

Landlord’s remedies and COVID-19 – has the pendulum swung too far?

As another week draws to a close, in a time when every day seems to bring unexpected – and often unwelcome – news, the landlord community is reeling – albeit perhaps largely in a somewhat unsurprised and resigned fashion. This is due to the latest announcements from the government affecting the commercial landlord and tenant relationship.


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Al Tamimi opens Erbil office following Iraqi growth

Middle Eastern firm Al Tamimi & Company has opened an Erbil office, following its launch in Baghdad eight years ago. The office in the Kurdistan capital is currently staffed by a senior associate and an associate, supported by other regional offices – particularly Baghdad and Amman. The main clients for the Erbil office are expected […]

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Early start in Boston

After Dublin, what city is more Irish? Boston of course. Considering the successful turnout of the IBA conference in Dublin last year, it appears that the luck of the Irish continues with another impressive IBA annual conference. For some, the conference already started on Sunday morning as we attended a master class facilitated by Harvard […]

Financial institutions e-briefing: AIFMD report

Following its May consultation on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) reporting guidelines on 1 October, ESMA published its final report on the same containing the procedure on reporting obligations under articles 3(3)(d) and 24(1), (2) and (4) of AIFMD. Under AIFMD, alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) are broadly required to report to their […]

Expo Real: Virtual Platform helps make Real Estate Investment Funds AIFMD-compliant

Virtual Data Room, Drooms will be presenting its virtual platform namesake at this year’s Expo Real (booth C1.230). The Drooms platform assists real estate investment fund managers in meeting the reporting requirements set down in the EU’s “Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive“ (AIFMD). In accordance with those requirements, it also provides users with centralized storage […]

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