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The draft bill to implement the government’s ground rent changes finally reached the House of Lords in May 2021. This legislation had been long awaited and, largely, the provisions were as expected following the earlier consultations and government announcements and discussions.
Rumours of the Retail Price Index’s (RPI) death have been vastly exaggerated in the past. We were told back in 2013 that the Office for National Statistics was going to stop formally recognising the index as a national statistic, but it took a while for the industry to take note. We have all carried on using it in our indexed linked rent reviews since then.
This recording of a recent virtual debate discusses the extent to which the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials of a company or investment are considered when making investment decisions.
A recent and widely reported case has emphasised the need for practitioners to think carefully before bringing misuse of private information and breach of confidence claims alongside claims under the Data Protection Act.
The double hangover from the pandemic and Brexit is proving hard to shift for FTSE 100 property companies.
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While some of London’s smaller firms are vanishing, there are plenty more where they came from
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A Linklaters partner is set to take on the general counsel position at the firm, following the retirement of its longtime in-house counsel. Partner Michael Bennett will take on the function advising the firm’s senior leadership, as well as overseeing legal and risk matters. He will still be available for client work. He joined joined […]
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has made up 11 partners globally as part of its latest cohort of promotions, with four lawyers making the cut in Continental Europe. The firm has promoted 11 partners in total across the US, London, Abu Dhabi, Paris, Brussels, Milan and Cologne. Two of the freshly-minted partners are in London […]
Ardonagh Global Partners, the newly-launched international arm of the insurer, has appointed a new general counsel. The global division was created this year in a bid to invest in new insurance businesses operating in markets outside the UK and Europe. For the GC role, Ardonagh has hired Alissa Pfitzner, who was previously the group’s part-time […]
The Lawyer Awards takes place next Tuesday, 2 November, and in anticipation we are celebrating the senior associates and junior partners who worked on the standout transactions of 2021. Today in The Lawyer Festival of Talent, we feature lawyers who worked on the deals shortlisted for Transatlantic Corporate Team of the Year. They represent some […]
Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has hired a London derivatives partner from Dentons, after it witnessed an exit in its banking and finance practice last week. The firm has taken on Yusuf Battiwala, who spent almost three years at Dentons. He specialises in derivatives and structured finance work, advising banks, corporates and funds. He also acts […]
Linklaters, Davis Polk & Wardwell and Debevoise & Plimpton are acting on PwC’s $2.2bn (£1.59bn) sale of its global mobility tax and immigration services business to Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R). The deal is PwC’s biggest disposal in almost two decades, with Linklaters and Davis Polk leading for the accountancy giant. Linklaters corporate and M&A […]
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