12 May 2022

Student Housing Conference 2022 - what did we learn?

Commercial Real Estate Partners, Ronan Ledwidge and Anthony Goodmaker, were back at this year’s Student Housing Conference - an in-person event held at the Grand Connaught Rooms on Wednesday 11 May, which brought together all the biggest names in the UK student accommodation market.

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26 April 2022

The Register of Overseas Entities – 5 steps lenders should be taking now

There has been a plethora of recent articles about the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 and its provisions which deal with the register of overseas entities, but given that the register is not yet in force and there is no suggestion as to when it will become effective, how concerned should lenders be?

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25 April 2022

The Register of Overseas Interests and Corporate Transactions

We may not yet know when the register of overseas entities (the “Register”) to be set up under the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2002 (the “ECA”) will become effective, but we can be fairly certain that it will be in the not-too-distant future.

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25 March 2022

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022: Register of Overseas Entities

The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (the “ECA”) received Royal Assent on 15 March 2022. The ECA covers three main areas – the creation of a register of overseas entities (the “Register”), amendments to the unexplained wealth orders regime, and amendments to the sanctions regime. This note provides a brief overview of the creation of the Register and what impact this will have on overseas owners of UK property.

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21 March 2022

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill is being finalised in Parliament and should receive Royal Assent, 25 March 2022. The Act will be called the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022.

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