• Freedom of contract trumps the doctrine of prevention

    In July, the Court of Appeal upheld last year’s decision at first instance and confirmed that the parties to a construction or engineering contract may allocate the risk of concurrent delay contractually without being in contravention of the doctrine of prevention.

    September 03, 2018

  • Real estate focus

    A round-up of some key legal developments in England and Wales for the real estate sector.

    August 21, 2018

  • Real estate focus

    A round-up of some key legal developments in England and Wales for the real estate sector.

    July 25, 2018

  • Hotels and leisure

    Fuelled by the changing priorities of millennial travellers, new products have emerged to accommodate those looking for an alternative to the conventional hotel.

    July 24, 2018

  • Real estate focus

    A round-up of some key legal developments in England and Wales for the real estate sector.

    June 26, 2018

  • German tax alert – real estate transfer tax

    The German state treasurers have yesterday (June 21, 2018) agreed to amend the German real estate transfer tax (RETT) provisions applicable for share transactions.

    June 22, 2018

  • Estoppel certificates: to sign or not to sign, that is the question

    As part of the due diligence process involved in a real estate transaction, the potential buyer or creditor will typically review the leases affecting the property and ask the current landlord to have its tenants sign an "estoppel certificate" in which the tenants will describe the status of the lease and claims, if any, that they may have against the landlord.

    June 21, 2018

  • Increased property taxes from 1 July 2018 announced in Queensland Budget

    The Queensland Government’s FY2018-19 budget has been announced this afternoon and it includes an increase to 2 property taxes.

    June 12, 2018

  • State of bank recovery and resolution laws in Africa

    Banks require specific resolution arrangements as a result of their interconnectedness with each other, the rest of the financial system, and the real economy.

    May 17, 2018

  • Real estate focus

    A round-up of some key legal developments in England and Wales for the real estate sector.

    May 16, 2018