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Unprecedented sector changes for housing standards

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill passed its Second Reading at the beginning of 2018. The Bill has support from both landlord and tenant-focused organisations, who are eager for it to pass into law. Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan […]

Anti-variation clauses: Valid after all

By Gwendoline Davies  In 2016 the Court of Appeal ruled that anti-variation clauses in commercial contracts had no legal effect and that contracts could be varied despite prior express restrictions to the contrary.  That has now been unanimously overturned by the Supreme Court in MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd.  Walker Morris’ Head of […]

Social housing monthly law update – May 2018

By David Isaacson TLT’s monthly law update on all things affecting social housing Highlights this month include: ICO produces lawful basis interactive guidance tool Government consults on proposals to toughen rules on building safety Funding for supported housing: Government response published MHCLG announces plans for mandatory code of practice for letting and managing agents Land […]

GDPR enforcement and penalties: What you need to know

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force on 25 May 2018 and brings with it new and improved regulatory powers for the Information Commissioner’s Office. What will this mean for businesses facing a data breach under the new GDPR regime?

Dutch law firms together against cybercrime

A number of Dutch firms have announced they will work together to fight cybercrime and digital threats. This group, in the event of proven success, looks forward to connecting with other law firms…

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Karanovic & Nikolic employment law experts Mirko Kovač and Jelena Danilović held a presentation at the 15th meeting of the German-Serbian Business Association (AHK/DSW) HR group on 4 December 2014. The presentation focused on disputable issues in the practical application of the recent amendments to the Serbian Labour Law. Approximately 50 AHK/DSW members were present […]

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Withers has entered the Australian private client market with the launch of a strategic alliance in Melbourne and Sydney, just months after it opened in San Francisco. The Australian alliance, which will offer tax and corporate advice to high-net-worth individuals, is a joint venture between Withers, boutique corporate firm SBL Shmith and tax practice Balazs […]

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Former Linklaters corporate chief Jeremy Parr to become Jardine Matheson GC

Linklaters’ former global corporate head Jeremy Parr is to become general counsel at trading company Jardine Matheson Holdings, replacing outgoing Giles White who is to retire at the end of July 2015. White has been at the Hong Kong-headquartered company since he replaced retiring Jonathan Gould in 2009, and was previously Asia managing partner for […]

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 […]

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