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Overseas companies and UK property – all change in 2021

By Maria Connolly At the end of July, the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill was published. The intention is that, from 2021, overseas entities wanting  to deal in certain UK property will have to register in the overseas entities register (OER). Why will overseas entities have to register?

Hackitt review: Response suggests further extension of the regime

By Adrian Mansbridge As outlined in our previous articles covering what lies ahead for high rise regulation and the proposed ban on flammable cladding the legislative programme to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review and to address broader concerns is already underway. However, as anticipated, political concerns have already led to these proposals being “beefed up”…

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By Alex Towers With cybertheft and data breaches becoming an increasingly common occurrence, the need to rapidly and accurately identify fraud has driven the development of behavioural biometrics as a means to target automated attacks and suspicious transactions. However, for the technology to function, companies must amass libraries of biometric personal data to construct profiles…

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Ashurst advises banks on record-breaking PPP

Ashurst has won a mandate to advise the lead managers on the financing for the UK’s largest-ever PPP project. Partners Jan Sanders and Nick Avery, supported by associate David Cave, are acting for Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley as lead mangers of a £1.03bn inflation-linked bond. The 40-year bonds will go on sale in the […]

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South East firm asb law has hired Rosemary Madders as an associate from Thomas Eggar, Samantha Thomas as a solicitor from Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald and Anita McGowan as senior HR officer from Allen & Overy. US firm Dechert has hired Thomas Friedmann as a partner in Washington DC. Friedmann joins from Shearman & Sterling. US […]

Firm profile: Harper Mcleod

Glasgow-based firm Harper McLeod aims to break the £10m turnover mark at the end of its financial year this month (April), which managing partner Lorne Crerar sees as “an important milestone”. In addition to hitting the £10m turnover target, the firm’s other key plan for 2006 is to strengthen its corporate finance arm, HM Corporate […]

Richards Butler wins Appeal Court case for insurers against North Star

Richards Butler has won in the Court of Appeal, upholding the case of insurers against a shipowner suspected of scuppering its own vessel. Richards Butler insurance head Mark Connoley represented insurers led by Sphere Drake Insurance in their landmark case against North Star Shipping. The insurers were resisting a claim made by North Star under […]

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