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26 November 2021

A Great British Welcome to Asset Holding Companies? – an update on the new tax regime

The government is keen to encourage funds to be set up in the UK, rather than, for example, Luxembourg. With this aim in mind, HM Treasury has been consulting with the British Property Federation (the BPF) and other relevant organisations to devise a regime that will be attractive to private equity funds, real estate funds and debt funds, so encouraging them to either set up in the UK or move existing funds to the UK.

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18 November 2021

Non-Compete: What is Reasonable?

Much like London buses, the Supreme Court must be thinking that restraint of trade cases are coming along all at once. In what was their third restraint of trade case in three years, the Supreme Court has recently handed down its decision in Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Ltd finding that a restraint of trade clause contained in a non-disclosure agreement between two law firms was not unreasonable in the circumstances and was, therefore, valid.

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22 October 2021

Key considerations for property Joint Ventures

Entering into a joint venture with another party in respect of the development of a property continues to be a popular way of sharing risk, pooling knowledge and expertise, and potentially making a project more attractive to third party funders.

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19 October 2021

Managing the hotel sector - getting the operator in

One of the key elements for the owner of any new hotel is getting the right operator in place. More than just a covenant strength concern, the right operator is essential for ensuring the parties get the most out of the hotel from a financial perspective.

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13 October 2021

Return of the SPAC? – Listing Rules Changes for UK SPACs

In an effort to encourage a greater number of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) to list in the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has made a number of changes to the Listing Rules. Such changes came into effect on 10 August 2021.

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12 October 2021

Digital Assets Update: Apple’s Digital Legacy Program

Since we published our comments on access to digital assets after death in the FT Adviser earlier this year, the thorny issue has moved no further up the government’s list of priorities. However, it is encouraging to see a growing awareness of the problem among tech giants.

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