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The Economic Crime Act and Registration of Overseas Entities: the latest developments

United Kingdom - July 27 2022 Continuing on from our previous commentary on the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act (the 'Act'), the new Register of Overseas…

Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 - first arbitration award gives little comfort to retailers

United Kingdom - July 21 2022 We have recently seen what may be the first award made under the arbitration scheme established under the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022…

Will the Levelling-Up Bill really help the high street?

United Kingdom - June 10 2022 Tucked away in Part 8 of the Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill is a provision that may alarm commercial landlords. This provides for local…

Reforming the Electronic Communications Code in 2022

United Kingdom - March 8 2022 It was less than five years ago that the Electronic Communications Code (the Code) came into force, but plans for reform are already making headway…

California appeals court affirms: State density bonus law trumps local zoning rules

USA - February 8 2022 On February 2, 2022, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, changed the status of a decision in January from unpublished to…

San Francisco Board of Supervisors lengthens notice period for tenants facing evictions

USA - February 1 2022 An ordinance that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed on Jan. 25 will require landlords to give residential tenants a 10-day notice and an…

UK Government extends moratorium on commercial evictions to March 2022

United Kingdom - June 17 2021 In a move which has shocked the property industry, the government has extended the ban on commercial lease forfeiture again, this time for a further…

Regis CVA revoked on a technicality - Good news for landlords?

United Kingdom - May 26 2021 Hair salon chain Regis’s company voluntary arrangement (CVA) was revoked on 17 May in a hearing that considered several arguments put forward by a…

Ending Some State- and City-Level Opportunity Zone Tax Benefits in New York

USA - April 29 2021 The federal opportunity zone program (26 U.S.C. Sec. 1400Z et seq., the “OZ Program”) provides tax benefits to encourage private investment in…

COVID-19 Legislation in Germany

Germany - March 15 2021 Tenancy agreements are determined by the landlord handing over the rented property to the tenant - and the tenant paying rent for it. If the tenant…