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PLMJ – Moazambique: Regulations on advertising of financial products and services

By Télio Murrure and Nacita Chirindza The Central Bank has approved the Regulations on Advertising of Financial Products and Services (Regulamento sobre a Publicidade de Produtos e Serviços Financeiros – “RPPSF”), which is an integral part of Notice no. 3/GBM/2018 of 18 April. This is the first instrument addressing this matter in the Mozambican legal system. […]

Rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction

Terra Firma has successfully obtained rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction completed in 2012, concerning the Four Seasons care homes business [FSHC Group Holdings Limited v Barclays Bank Plc]. The transaction required the Parent company to provide security over a particular shareholder loan which was part of the overall funding package. […]

New opportunity for permanent residency in Alberta

By Krista Schofer The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently announced highly anticipated changes to its permanent residency program. Effective June 14, 2018, the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is available as a potential path to permanent residency in the province. The AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream under the AINP. The AOS […]

Global skills strategy update GTS occupations list

By Lesley A Love The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot project launched by IRCC in June 2017. The program is designed to give Canadian employers quicker access to highly qualified global talent. Changes were recently announced to one part of the GSS, as outlined below. Employers using the program should be aware of these changes…

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Hammonds

Hammond Suddards Edge represented JSB Software Technologies on its $17.3m (£11.5m) acquisition of software company CSM Security Management. Deutsche Bank also acted for JSB, while PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Manchester office undertook due diligence on the company. Corporate finance partner Patrick Jolly led a team of two on the deal. Austrian firm Hausmaninger Herbst Wietrzyk acted for CSM.

Property

Allen & Overy acted for Saville Gordon Estates on the £95m cash purchase of industrial property from Resolution Property. The deal concerns 10 multi-tenanted freehold estates with a current net income of £8.25m per annum. Property partner David Williams led a team of six. Taylor Joynson Garrett advised Resolution Property.

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Citibank Private Bank EMEA, part of Citigroup

Private bank Citibank has a very select clientele, drawn from a pool of high net worth clients which have a minimum of $3m (£2m) in the piggy bank. Bruce Hogarth-Jones is vice-president and legal officer of the bank’s Europe, Middle East and Africa division (EMEA) in which clients are drawn from 46 of the 118 […]

Berwin Leighton Brussels head joins Italian PFI team

Berwin Leighton’s head of Brussels is stepping down to become head of legal for the Italian PFI Taskforce. Velia Leone, who specialises in EU and competition law, is relocating to Rome to head the legal department of the government-funded body but will remain as a consultant at the firm. As part of her new role, […]

Scuffle of the week

Judge Adrian Smith sent a 15-year-old girl with no previous convictions to Styal prison in Cheshire for six months after accidentally burning down a community centre. The girl, together with five other youngsters, set fire to cardboard and placed it in a bin near the centre run by the Church of England Children’s Society. While […]

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