By Karl Anders, Louise Power House builders face the difficult task of building more homes whilst also maintaining positive relationships with customers and communities in the face of mistrust engendered by a developer-unfriendly media. This is against the backdrop of trying to run a successful, profitable business for the benefit of shareholders and employees in a constantly […]
By Louise Power, Rob Aberdein The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its findings following its thematic review (TR18/5) into how lenders treat customers with long-term arrears (including the provision of forbearance measures). Walker Morris’ Banking & Finance Litigation partners Louise Power and Rob Aberdein explain the FCA’s findings and offer some practical advice.
By Christina Gill Lenders that have been granted security over a debtor’s property typically have two options when seeking to take possession: they can apply to the courts for a possession order; or they can exercise their common law right and take possession without a court order. Until recently, it seemed reasonable that a lender who […]
By Rachel Elgar The recent case of Global Corporate Ltd v Hale  has yet again demonstrated some of the difficulties that can be encountered by the courts and represented parties when dealing with litigants in person (LiPs). We have written previously in some detail about the rising number of LiPs and the fact that case law confirms […]
By Karl Anders, Zoe McLean-Wells The Law Commission has undertaken a “root and branch review” of all aspects of enfranchisement law and is consulting on detailed and wide-ranging proposals for reform. Housing Management & Litigation experts Karl Anders and Zoe McLean-Wells summarise some of the headline proposals and urge stakeholders to have their say before the extended […]
By Gergely Szalóki Factoring is an increasingly popular product of banks that appeals to corporate clients of whatever size as it provides liquidity to the clients and stable cash flow. The factoring is usually structured in a way that the vendors of the client do not receive information on the factoring, the bank stays in the background; […]
On 4 December 2018, the implementing Act PSD II (Implementatiewet herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) was adopted by the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) without further debate. The date of entry into force is not yet available. A Decree to further implement PSD II (Implementatiebesluit herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) shall also follow.
By Elizabeth Denman Bermuda’s authorities have given the go-ahead for investment vehicles interested in taking advantage of the legal cannabis sector. Elizabeth Denman of Conyers Dill & Pearman explains why this offshore jurisdiction is the clear choice for setting up ventures investing in cannabis-related enterprises. Investment in cannabis businesses, either directly or through an investment fund, […]
By Jürg Schneider, Christophe Gösken On 30 November 2018 the Federal Council adopted a new open government data strategy for providing the public with free access to government data. From 2020 onwards, all government data will gradually be made available for free and in a computer-friendly format. Replacing a previous version, the new strategy is mandatory for the […]
Fernando Resina da Silva and Magda Cocco, VdA partners, contributed for the TMT Annual Report for the article “Evolutionary tale” about digital challenges. Regardless of the industry sector companies operate in, new business models will be needed to be developed. This may be a great opportunity for lawyers. Technology is revolutionising the economy and it […]
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Clifford Chance has launched a new innovation lab in Singapore to explore legal technology solutions with the input of startups, companies and academics. As part of the firm’s innovation and best delivery hub for Asia Pacific, the project called Create +65 aims to develop and test new technology by gathering players at various ends of the […]
Jones Day has made up 46 new partners globally in its latest promotions round, while London accounts for the majority of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s new joiners. The majority of Jones Day’s new partners – 34 out of 46 – were made up in the US, with a smattering of partners making the grade in the […]
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Dechert have fought off an appeal from White & Case upholding an earlier High Court decision in favour of Russian lender Sberbank. The appeal made by the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) was unanimously dismissed by Lord Justices Lewison, Henderson and Baker, with White & Case now expected […]
Clifford Chance has pledged to engage other elite law firms in a bid to counter corruption, after the firm came under pressure for acting on a deal involving the son of Equatorial Guinea’s long-serving president. The firm confirmed it played a role in the sale of a private jet to Teodoro Obiang in 2006, with the magic […]
Centrica’s deputy general counsel Justine Campbell has been named as the company’s new legal head following the retirement of its longstanding chief Grant Dawson. Campbell joined Centrica in 2013 as general counsel of its British Gas business, before rising through the ranks to the role of Centrica’s general counsel for UK and Ireland and then […]