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Our future town and city centres

Post-Covid, how do we revive our urban centres, now and in the future? What does the future hold for work, retail, entertainment and living? These were some of the issues discussed when Birmingham real estate partner, Beth McArdle, chaired a session at the Big Tent Festival 2021 in Coventry. Joining Beth on the panel were: Siraj Ahmed Shaikh, Director of Research at Institute of Future Transport & Cities, Coventry University; Trish Willetts, Coventry BID Director; and Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Regeneration and Climate Change, Coventry City Council.

Modernisation of the British Virgin Islands trust legislation

Legislative amendments to the British Virgin Islands trust legislation took effect on 9 July 2021 under the Trustee (Amendment) Act, 2021. The reforms introduce welcome improvements to the BVI’s Trustee Act and ensure that the BVI remains a leading offshore jurisdiction for the establishment, administration, and maintenance of trusts.

Blockchain Webinar Series | Exploring decentralized finance: Understanding the latest trends and legal developments

For sophisticated investors looking for the next opportunity, decentralized finance (DeFi) offers a new way to invest in crypto assets in an on-demand digital world. However, before jumping in with both feet it’s critical to understand what DeFi is, how it works, its potential return on investment and its inherent risks. In this session we explore the burgeoning DeFi landscape, outline key legal considerations and highlight strategies that are currently being offered on various platforms.

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Essex Court hits Freshfields for QC hire

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s global head of public international law has left the firm to join Essex Court Chambers. Ben Juratowitch QC is making the move to the Bar after 13 years at the magic circle firm, nine of which were spent as a partner. Based in Freshfields’ Paris office, Juratowitch was called to the Bar […]

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Charles Russell Speechlys PEP skyrockets 40%

Profits per equity partner (PEP) at Charles Russell Speechlys jumped 40 per cent last year, as its financials rebounded after a dip in 2019/20. PEP shot up from £380,000 to £533,000, while net profit also rose dramatically by more than 37 per cent from £28.6m to £39.6m. Meanwhile, revenue went up by more than 8 per […]

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