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Landlords! Keep Your Contact Details Up To Date!
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2016

We have blogged on a number of occasions about the pitfalls befalling tenants when it comes to the exercise of break options. The case of Levett-Dunn


Defects during the project life cycle: FIDC and UAE law
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • May 19 2016

Defects affect construction projects throughout their life-cycle - from design to construction to use. UAE law and the FIDIC Red Book, the most


Financing contingencies and earnest money deposits: if I can't get my loan, I get my deposit back, right?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2012

Real estate purchasers whose contract permits the return of the earnest money deposit if financing cannot be obtained must be extremely careful in how this contingency is worded in the purchase contract, or a purchaser may get an unwelcome surprise, and be forced to forfeit the earnest money when financing cannot be obtained


(US) Commercial real estate brokerage agreements: imprecise commisson language can cost you
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2015

It would be unfair (and likely bad faith) for a property owner to terminate a brokerage agreement prior to entering into a sales agreement or lease


Subtenant retains possessory rights under section 365(h) despite explicit free and clear section 363(f) sale
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2013

At a "free and clear" asset sale, a buyer obtained a lease of real property that the bankruptcy court held was not free and clear of interests after


Court grants parent companies standing to sue lender as third-party beneficiaries of loan commitment agreements
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2011

A real estate lender agreed to finance three existing projects by lending money to three separate Single-Asset Bankruptcy Remote Entities (SABREs), owned by certain real estate investments trusts, and to finance $160 million in future ventures of the trusts, with further SABREs to be created as each deal came to fruition


Select Your Expert Witness With Care
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 10 2016

The recent case of Flanders Community Centre Limited v Newham London Borough Council has provided us all with a dramatic reminder of how important the


Ninth Circuit joins Eleventh, holds there is federal common law of receivership
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2009

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that there is a federal common law of receivership in the context of real property security interest, joining the Eleventh Circuit


Court of Appeal stresses the importance of establishing the terms of an offer
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2011

Crest Nicholson (Londinium) Limited v Akaria Investments Limited 2010 EWCA Civ 1331 was an appeal from a decision of the High Court relating to a profit sharing provision in a development agreement


Lease Assignments to Guarantors No Longer Valid
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2016

It is now clear that leases cannot be assigned to the tenant's guarantor but serious issues arise out of the recent High Court case of EMI Group