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Unprecedented sector changes for housing standards

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill passed its Second Reading at the beginning of 2018. The Bill has support from both landlord and tenant-focused organisations, who are eager for it to pass into law. Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan […]

Anti-variation clauses: Valid after all

By Gwendoline Davies  In 2016 the Court of Appeal ruled that anti-variation clauses in commercial contracts had no legal effect and that contracts could be varied despite prior express restrictions to the contrary.  That has now been unanimously overturned by the Supreme Court in MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd.  Walker Morris’ Head of […]

Social housing monthly law update – May 2018

By David Isaacson TLT’s monthly law update on all things affecting social housing Highlights this month include: ICO produces lawful basis interactive guidance tool Government consults on proposals to toughen rules on building safety Funding for supported housing: Government response published MHCLG announces plans for mandatory code of practice for letting and managing agents Land […]

GDPR enforcement and penalties: What you need to know

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force on 25 May 2018 and brings with it new and improved regulatory powers for the Information Commissioner’s Office. What will this mean for businesses facing a data breach under the new GDPR regime?

Dutch law firms together against cybercrime

A number of Dutch firms have announced they will work together to fight cybercrime and digital threats. This group, in the event of proven success, looks forward to connecting with other law firms…

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Luxembourg newsflash — major changes in securities legislation

The law of 6 April 2013 introduces substantial changes to Luxembourg’s securities legislation. The law now allows the issuing of securities in dematerialised form whereas previously only the issuing of registered and bearer securities had been possible. The new law also modernises current legislation on book-entry securities in particular drawing inspiration from the work carried […]

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The Lawyer Management: Matthew Arnold & Baldwin

Michael Oberwarth, legal information manager Michael Oberwarth has been legal information manager at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin since August 2003. He previously worked at Baker & McKenzie and Nabarro. How has your role changed during your time at the firm? When I first joined MAB nearly 10 years ago the firm was much smaller and […]

Conyers provides BVI advice on Canacol credit agreement with banking syndicate

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided British Virgin Islands (BVI) advice in connection with Canacol Energy Ltd’s credit agreement for a $140m senior secured term loan with a syndicate of banks. The syndicate is led by Credit Suisse as lead arranger, sole bookrunner and administrative agent, and Citibank, Export Development Canada and Corpbanca as mandated […]

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Network Rail ensures lawyers will avoid cattle class

We all know what it’s like when you’ve booked a first-class ticket and there’s no space. Having to squeeze into the cramped standard-class section for the full trip home can be a pain, especially on a Friday when you wanted to use the time to reply to those last few emails you’d left for the […]

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Freshfields and Hengeler lead as CVC seals €3.1bn German buyout

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and German independent Hengeler Mueller have taken lead roles on CVC Capital Partners’ €3.1bn (£2bn) acquisition of energy metering group Ista from private equity rival Charterhouse Capital Partners. The mandate marks Hengeler’s first major announced deal for CVC, which has previously turned to Clifford Chance and Freshfields for advice on the majority […]

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