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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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Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) has forged a new alliance in Mozambique, teaming up with local firm SCAN – Advogados e Consultores. The new alliance replaces a previous relationship with Silva Garcia Advogados. Foreign firms are not allowed to practise in Mozambique, forcing international players to forge local alliances to gain a foothold in […]

Conyers advises ADCM on Cayman-domiciled real-estate acquisition vehicle

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Abu Dhabi Capital Management (ADCM) on the formation and certain legal documentation of a Cayman domiciled real-estate acquisition vehicle that acquired 1 Palace Street, a Grade II-listed former hotel building located close to Buckingham Gate in London. The building comprises 245,000ft² of development space, which will produce 78 luxury […]

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Addleshaws neglects litigation in eight-strong promos round

Addleshaw Goddard has added eight to the partnership for the second year running, but the firm’s litigation practice has not taken a new partner into the fold. In London the firm has made up three partners in the real estate, corporate and commercial groups. Three have also been promoted in Leeds into the finance & […]

AIA tax announcement will deliver real savings for businesses, says Eversheds

Eversheds tax expert Ben Jones has commented on the taxation measures announced in the 2014 UK Budget. Jones said: ‘The increase and extension of the AIA [annual investment allowance] was the chancellor’s headline business tax announcement, with the 100 per cent increase being a particular surprise. ‘This incentive has the widest application of the Budget’s […]

Trade deal is significant for European and American business, says Eversheds

Terry O’Regan, head of international trade at Eversheds, has commented ahead of the EU-US trade summit in Brussels on 26 March. O’Regan said: ‘This is a complicated deal where the headlines belie the details, which still need to be resolved.’ He added: ‘However, the economic benefits will be substantial for both parties, particularly in terms […]

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