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Medicinal Cannabis: What the Nation Needs?

David Hardstaff and Ami Amin discuss an in-depth report on policy developments in the UK by the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (the CDPRG) In Part A: why is it still so hard for patients to access the drugs they need? On 23 April 2020, the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG) published Part A […]

Approval of liquidator’s remuneration: a tale of two reporters

A recent Sheriff Court judgment is the latest decision to consider the role and remit of the court reporter in a liquidation which, unusually, involved the court appointing two reporters. In Scotland, the Insolvency (Scotland) (Receivership and Winding Up) Rules 2018 provide that where there is no creditors committee, the remuneration of a liquidator shall […]

Variation to an office lease to allow use as a private members’ club

The Upper Tribunal has allowed a variation to a lease that restricted the use of a property to office use (with minor residential use) so that the tenant could implement a planning permission to convert the property into a private members’ club. Background A user clause in a lease is a restrictive covenant. If the […]

Tax now payable much sooner following a disposal of residential property

From 6 April 2020 significant changes will be made to the deadline for paying capital gains tax (CGT) and filing tax returns in respect of disposals by individuals and trusts of UK residential property. Taxpayers and advisers need to be aware of these changes now. UK property disposals prior to 6 April 2020 Previously, UK […]

Coronavirus job retention scheme: pensions aspects

When considering how to use the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS), employers may be wondering what this means for pension contributions and auto-enrolment obligations. This update considers some of the issues. How the CJRS works To access the CJRS an employer will need to designate affected employees as furloughed workers, notify the employees of this […]

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VdA wins accolade at Euronext Lisbon Awards 2017

For the 7th consecutive year, VdA was distinguished in the Euronext Lisbon Awards 2017 in the category the “Most Active Law Firm in Bonds.” The award recognizes the law firm standing out on bond issues admitted to negotiation in the Euronext, according to the amount of listed bonds regarding which the firm advised. VdA has […]

Karanović & Nikolić advises Alltech on sale of factory in Serbia to Lesaffre

Alltech – a leading global animal and crop nutrition company, sold its baking yeast factory in Senta, in northern Serbia, to Lesaffre – a leading global baking yeast and fermented products company. The acquired factory will continue to produce baker’s yeast for the Serbian market and yeast extracts for the food and animal feed industries. The transaction is in line with Alltech’s […]

Ogier advises on US$72m sale of silver mine for long-standing client

Ogier has advised long-standing client, Baker Steel Capital Managers, LLP on the sale of the interest held by Polar Acquisition Limited on behalf of a number of Baker Steel’s funds and managed entities, including its London listed fund Baker Steel Resources Trust Limited, in the Prognoz Silver Mine in Russia to Polymetal International PLC for […]

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