By David Isaacson Highlights of TLT’s monthly law update on all things affecting social housing this month include: Employment Rights (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 Right to Buy: Guides Court of Appeal agrees to hear case on housing allocation policy and religion Draft legislation: VAT (Reduced Rate) (Energy-Saving Materials) Order 2019 Draft bill to deliver post-Grenfell […]
By Paul Gair This is the first article in a series of six highlighting some of the key legal issues that can arise throughout the life of a syndicated loan facility. In this article we will look at the market sounding/book building stage, in particular competition law issues that can arise. Competition law issues during […]
By David Isaacson, TLT’s monthly law update on all things affecting social housing Highlights this month include: Guidance: using personal data after Brexit New legal measures to protect workers from misuse of nondisclosure agreements Direction on the rent standard from 1 April 2020 Environmental considerations for SIPP and SSAS trustees in property transactions SDLT return filing […]
By Fergus Charlton A planning restriction on the installation of EV charge points under permitted development rights has recently been amended. The height of each charging point can (from 25 May) be 2.3 metres tall rather than 1.6 metres, as long as the charging point is not located at a dwelling house or block of […]
By Michael Ruck In the first of our twelve part weekly series, we take a more focused look at the 12 priorities set out in the FCA Business Plan 2019/2020, starting with financial crime and Anti-Money Laundering Financial crime and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) remains a key cross-sector priority for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This […]
By Gergana Roussinova, Stefana Tsekova Bulgarian anti-money laundering law requires that companies and other entities having their seat in Bulgaria register their ultimate beneficial owner(s). The registration is mandatory, and the deadline for registration is approaching. These obligations arise from the Bulgarian Anti-Money-Laundering Measures Act (2018) transposing Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and […]
By Gunther Leissler, Alexander Legat “Lootboxing” and gambling – a fiercely discussed combination. With the increasing penetration rate of Lootboxen the question becomes more and more in the focus whether Lootboxen have similarities with the gambling and thus regulate belongs. Especially the game design could let Lootboxen appear as a gambling game. A case for the gambling law […]
By Manuel Ritt-Huemer, Zurab Simonishvili Overview of the new cooperative demerger law Since 1.1.2019 the Genossenschaftssplaltungsgesetz (GenSpaltG) is in force. As a result, in addition to the existing possibility of merging under the Cooperative Merger Law (GenVG), cooperatives can also transfer parts of their assets by division through universal succession. This article presents the course of the […]
By Ursula Rath Market snapshot Recent activity How would you describe the general state of equity capital markets in your jurisdiction, including notable recent activity and deals? Austrian equity capital markets activity was somewhat subdued in 2017 and 2018, with only one successful initial public offering (IPO) on the Vienna Stock Exchange (VSE) in 2017 […]
By Guido Kucsko Since the last edition of the Special Edition MSchG, five amendments have brought comprehensive changes in trademark law, the highlights: • The 2019 trademark reform, among other things, amends the opposition and cancellation proceedings and, for the first time, allows the registration of multimedia brands. • With the amendment to the MSchG […]
The fortunes of the US firms in London dominated this week’s stories on The Lawyer, while our most comprehensive look at firm leadership revealed stark truths about diversity (or lack of it) in the industry. According to data collected from 38 of the world’s largest firms, just one had a 50:50 gender balance on its […]
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Recent years have seen a tremendous shift in almost all aspects of the UK legal services sector, but few have been more tangible than the transformation of senior marketing roles. What was once seen, somewhat disparagingly, as a ‘back office’ position is now taking its place shoulder to shoulder with the leading firms’ most senior rainmakers.
Law firms are finally waking up to the fact that marketing makes money. Not all, however, have quite yet cottoned on to precisely how. Most firms now recognise that as they and their clients grapple with the realities of digital transformation, the specialists leading this thinking are unlikely to be lawyers.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has made all of its paralegals in London redundant, after an analysis of work patterns and demand for their services. The US firm confirmed to The Lawyer that it will no longer recruit paralegals in London, having made three paralegals redundant. A spokesperson said: “We confirm that we have made […]
Osborne Clarke has made up eight new partners in the UK, including one who completed the process during her maternity leave and two that work on a part-time basis. The firm’s new cohort means Osborne Clarke now boasts a partnership of more than 260 for the first time in the firm’s history with a handful […]
US firms have extended their share of the London legal market, The Lawyer can reveal, with more than ever featuring in the exclusive ranking of the 50 largest US and UK-headquartered firms in the City. This is a rise of one firm on last year’s ranking, which was introduced for the first time in the […]