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Landlord’s threats of legal action amounted to harassment of tenant

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v Worthington (1) and Parkin (2) alerts landlords to the risk of their dealings with tenants amounting to unlawful harassment.  Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan explain and offer practical advice, which will be of particular interest for social housing providers […]

Cabot SPR appeal: A welcome outcome for unsecured lenders in Scotland

Walker Morris partner Rob Aberdein explains an appeal allowed by the Sheriff Appeal Court which clarifies that the “interventionist and problem-solving approach” required of sheriffs under the new Simple Procedure Rules Simple Procedure Rules (SPR) for low value claims does not extend to undefended claims.  The appeal concerned a number of test cases and will […]

Industry responds to SME access to the FOS

The FCA last week published a suite of responses it has received to a consultation paper (CP18/3) released in January this year setting out the FCA’s proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to open the FOS complaints resolution process to small businesses (SMEs). The fourteen responses published come from a […]

Cyber security, separation and self-protection online

Social media has many benefits, enabling us to keep in touch with old and new friends alike, sharing special moments with ‘followers’, organising events or tracking exercise progress. However, there is a dark side to the web.  Every click, post or search adds to your very own digital footprint, this leaves everyone vulnerable to exploitation. […]

Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

The Romanian Parliament recently approved the Law on the Amendment and Completion of the Accounting Law No. 82/1991, Amendment and Completion of the Companies Law No. 31/1990 and Amendment and Completion of Law No. 1/2005, on the organisation and functioning of cooperative companies. Before entering into force, the law will have to be promulgated by […]

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Walder Wyss advises First Quantum Minerals over Senior Notes issue

Walder Wyss has acted as Swiss counsel to First Quantum Minerals, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based mining and metals company, in relation to the issuance on 22 March 2017 of Senior Notes due 2023 and 2025 for a total amount of $2.2bn (guaranteed by certain of the company’s subsidiaries, including in Switzerland). The team was led […]

Bär & Karrer advises Mitsui on Aglobis deal

Mitsui is to acquire the entire stake in Chemtrade Aglobis AG (Aglobis), a subsidiary owned by Chemtrade. Aglobis is a leading distributor of sulphur and sulphuric acid in Europe. The transaction is subject to relevant regulatory approvals. By taking on the Aglobis’ locations in Zug, Essen and Rotterdam, Mitsui aims at contributing to the development of […]

Bär & Karrer advises Novartis on the guaranteed notes placement

Novartis Finance has completed the placement of €1.25bn Guaranteed Notes due 2021 and €600m Guaranteed Notes due 2027. Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch acted as Joint Lead Managers and HSBC Bank plc, Société Générale and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (trading as NatWest Markets) as Co-Managers. Bär & Karrer acted […]

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