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Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

When the Scottish Law Commission (SLC) first invited comments in 2018 on the wide-ranging topic of termination of leases, it sought views not only on those elements which were subsequently covered in its draft bill, the Leases (Automatic Continuation etc) (Scotland) (Bill) published in 2022, but also on the Tenancy of Shops (Scotland) Act 1949 ...

Carey Olsen | May 2024

A guide to structured finance and securitisation in Jersey Carey Olsen is a market leader in structured finance and securitisation in Jersey.  Clients of the structured finance and securitisation team include issuers, trustees, companies and global investment banks who we advise on the full range of structured finance and securitisation transactions ...

Carey Olsen | May 2024

Carey Olsen advises on launch of FSN Capital's Innovative Compass Fund This Compass Fund utilises the same core processes as FSN flagship mid-cap funds, with the latest being the €1.8 billion FSN Capital VI launched in 2021. However, Compass tailors its investment approach and value creation model specifically for smaller companies ...

Carey Olsen | May 2024

Carey Olsen advises Shanta Gold on £156.1 million takeover by Saturn Resources Limited The transaction saw Saturn Resources increase its offer from 13.5 pence per share to 14.85 pence per share in order to secure the required support of Shanta shareholders, resulting in the acquisition being approved by more than 80% of the Shanta shareholders who voted at the shareholder meeting to approve the scheme ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

NPF4 forms part of the statutory development plan taking precedence where it postdates local development plans. Tesco argued that the local planning authority failed when considering whether the store was "small scale neighbourhood retail development". Tesco has successfully challenged a decision by Perth and Kinross Council granting planning permission to Aldi for a store at Pitheavlis, Perth. The store was intended to be a direct replacement for Aldi's existing store at Glasgow Road ...

Five years ago, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”) made several significant changes to certain distributions required pursuant to Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) Section 401(a)(9) (“Required Minimum Distributions” or “RMDs”).  The changes related to the RMD ‘10-Year Rule’ (summarized in greater detail below) have proven to be particularly difficult to interpret ...

Afridi & Angell | May 2024

Over a period of less than 24 hours on the 16thof April, the United Arab Emirates experienced its heaviest rainfall since records began 75 years ago, with sources recording a years’ worth of rain falling in one day. The record-breaking rains created destructive flooding and chaos. Properties in the UAE were under attack by natural elements – rain, wind and flood. Many suffered from severe flooding, rising groundwater, and water through the walls and windows as well as through roofs ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2024

A local planning authority (“LPA”) can take enforcement action in respect of planning breaches where it considers it to be expedient to do so. However, breaches of planning control can become lawful and immune from enforcement action after a period of time ...

Lavery Lawyers | April 2024

Two Montréal landmarks have proudly hosted some of the city?s most memorable sporting events. The Olympic Stadium and the IGA Stadium (Figures 1 and 2), which have been and remain quintessential in our sporting history, are in need of renovations so that sports fans can continue to ?raise the roof? for years to come. Figure 1: The Olympic Stadium: A prominent feature of the Montréal skyline. Figure 2: The National Bank Open at the IGA stadium ...

In an opinion written in under 1,000 words, Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal put foreclosure cases across Florida in jeopardy in Desbrunes v. U.S. Bank National Association in February ...

Mealey’s: What is your professional background and how did you both become involved in international arbitration? Miller: I’ve been practicing law with Bradley in its construction group for a little over 10 years. We rep- resent a lot of large contractors and owners of large projects, primarily energy-focused, and those projects are often large, complex, involve international parties and are happening all over the world ...

Carey Olsen | April 2024

Carey Olsen advises Cuscaden Peak Investments on S$1.7 billion sale of student housing The acquisition brings Mapletree's housing portfolio to 33,000 beds across 47 cities in the UK, the US, Germany and Canada, and makes the Singapore-based real estate investor one of the largest owners of student housing in the UK ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | April 2024

On April 17, 2024 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Division of Examinations (the “Division”) issued a Risk Alert regarding investment advisers’ compliance with amended Investment Advisers Act Rule 206(4)-1 (the “Marketing Rule”) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2024

From 2 May 2024 Companies House is set to receive new powers to impose financial penalties for non-compliance with company legislation. Currently, the Registrar of Companies operates a civil penalty regime only for late filing of accounts. Under the new regulations (The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (Financial Penalty) Regulations 2024) the Registrar will be able to impose direct financial penalties for a wider range of offences under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) ...

Carey | April 2024

On April 16, 2024, the Supreme Decree No. 22/2023 from the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism was published in the Official Gazette. This decree amends Supreme Decree No. 47 of 1992 of the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism, General Ordinance of Urbanism and Construction, to align its provisions with the requirements of Law No. 20,920, for the management of waste, extended producer responsibility and promotion of recycling (the “Modification”) ...

Carey | April 2024

On April 15, 2024, the Financial Market Commission ("CMF") published for consultation the draft of the general rule (the “Regulatory Proposal”) that will regulate the Open Finance System ("OFS") established by Law No. 21,521 ("Fintech Law") ...

Carey Olsen | April 2024

Carey Olsen advises Hipgnosis Songs Fund on proposed US$1.4 billion takeover The Boards of Hipgnosis and Concord Chorus Limited ("Concord") announced on 18 April 2024 that they had agreed the terms of Concord's recommended cash offer of $1.16 per share, which remains subject to shareholder approval, regulatory approval and the sanction of the Royal Court of Guernsey ...

Buchalter | April 2024

April 23, 2024 By: Alicia Guerra, John Epperson, and Braeden Mansouri On April 12, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important decision that may have major impacts on developers in California, although the degree of impact will depend on how lower courts interpret that decision. In Sheetz v ...

Carey Olsen | April 2024

Carey Olsen advises Transocean on US$1.8 billion senior notes offering and cash tender offers The Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by Transocean Ltd. and certain of the Company’s subsidiaries. The 2029 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 8.25% per annum and will be callable after 15 May 2026. The 2031 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 8.50% per annum and will be callable after 15 May 2027 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2024

The EU published a report on 18 April 2024, ‘Much More than a Market’.1  The reasons behind the call for the report are the EU’s concerns that just over 30 years after its creation there are important aspects of the Single Market that are not complete, and that the world is very different to what it was 30 years ago ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | April 2024

On March 27, 2024 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments to Rule 203A-2(e) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”).  Rule 203A-2(e) provides an exemption from the prohibition on registration with the SEC that may otherwise affect certain internet based advisers seeking to register with the SEC.  Rule 203A-2(e) is referred to as the Internet Adviser Exemption ...

Carey Olsen | April 2024

Guernsey insurance mergers and acquisitions (M&A) Our specialist insurance mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team have advised on a number of other high-profile insurance industry transactions, including: the sale of Humboldt Re by the Credit Suisse Pension Fund; the acquisition of Kelvin Re by Humboldt Re, and the subsequent merger to create Marco Re; the acquisition of Old Mutual Guernsey by Northstar Bermuda; the acquisition by Islands Insurance Group of Hepburns Insurance, incl

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