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Law Commission consultation on leasehold enfranchisement reform

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 […]

Busy lenders’ round-up: December 2018

By Deborah Sheldon Welcome to TLT’s busy lenders’ monthly round-up. Each month we summarise the latest news and developments in retail mortgage lending and regulation.

Financial Reporting Council has launched new code for the corporate governance

By Alice Gardner A new code for the corporate governance of large private companies has now been launched by the Financial Reporting Council. Known as the Wates Principles, the new code is made up of the following six principles: Purpose and leadership Board composition Director responsibilities Opportunity and risk Remuneration Stakeholder relationships and engagement

Slovenia: Right to be heard in dawn raid

By Urša Kranjc In October 2018 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) granted Produkcija Plus doo (Pro Plus) €52,500 in compensation after its right to be heard was violated in the proceedings relating to the fine imposed for obstructing the dawn raid. Facts Suspecting that Pro Plus was abusing its dominant position, the Competition Protection […]

Deadline for notification of AML officer appointments is 31 December

By Maree Martin The deadline for regulated funds to notify the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) of their appointment of an Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer (together “AML Officers”) is 31 December 2018. The appointments were required to have been made by 30 September 2018. Unregulated funds are […]

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Former Cravath Swaine & Moore corporate partner John White is to return to the firm next year after a two-year stint at the Securities and Exchange Commission. White is currently the SEC’s director of the division of corporation finance. He first joined Cravath in 1975 and became a partner in 1980. Cravath presiding partner Evan […]

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