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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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Law Society to be hit by potential £1m fine

The Law Society could face a fine of up to £1m if it fails to deal with complaints, it was announced today (September 13). Following consultation with legal professional bodies, an Order was laid before Parliament to fix the maximum penalty at up to £1m. Legal service complaints commissioner Zahida Manzoor can impose the fine […]

Bland quits Wragges after real estate clash

Wragges after real estate clash” />The national chairman of Wragge & Co’s real estate group Gerald Bland has quit following what some insiders have described as a year-long power struggle with the firm’s property head Adrian Bland. Gerald Bland, who joined Wragges from Herbert Smith in summer 2002 to launch the Birmingham firm’s London property […]

Herbert Smith wraps up Russian mining deal

Herbert Smith has successfully closed Russia’s largest debt financing this year, despite the deal sailing perilously close to the rocks after two of the three book runners pulled out. Société Générale (SocGen) and ING both backed out of the deal in August, but the gap was filled soon after by white knight ABN Amro. The […]

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Do Latham & Watkins partners have a subscription to Heat magazine? The US firm’s annual Labor Day party has become the traditional start-of-term fixture for half the investment bankers in the City, to judge by the turnout. Even more excitingly, the paparazzi had obviously got wind of the occasion. As the suits turned up at […]

Law Society goes to war on accountants’ privilege

Lobbying battle goes to heart of government as Chancery Lane hires Kentridge to stop the accountants The legal profession is fighting a desperate rearguard action against accountants’ attempts to claim legal privilege to limit their duty to report client information under anti-money laundering legislation. The Law Society has instructed Brick Court Chambers heavyweight Sir Sydney Kentridge QC to prepare counsel’s […]

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