The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has implemented changes to its supervisory requirements in relation to outsourcing solutions at banks, securities dealers and insurance companies (referred to as companies). FINMA issued a revision to Circular 2018/3 “Outsourcing – banks and insurers” (the Outsourcing Circular) which came into effect on 1 January 2020 although there […]
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex submitted a trade mark application with the World Intellectual Property Office last year to register “SUSSEX ROYAL” in the UK, EU, Australia, Canada and the US. The application covers a range of goods and services in six classes, including printed publications; clothing; promotional and public awareness campaigns; volunteer projects […]
The award-winning Vested® outsourcing/business model has been around since around the end of the noughties. In case you are not familiar with it, the Vested model and movement grew out of pioneering research and development by a team at the University of Tennessee. Their research looked at companies that worked with business partners and were […]
Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of commercial litigation and international arbitration specialist John Evans as a partner in the Firm’s Dispute Resolution department. John brings with him a wealth of international commercial arbitration experience spanning across Europe, the US, Africa, Russia and the CIS. He has acted for both claimants and respondents in […]
Fladgate has successfully led its client Peepul Capital Fund II LLC and Millenium Strategic Group Limited (“the investors”) to victory in a $23 million worth share dispute case against VSoft Holdings LLC, a Georgia-based digital banking software company. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the highest appellate court for UK territories, ruled that VSoft […]
Introduction In the current property market deals are taking longer to agree, exchange and complete which is a source of frustration for all parties involved. Completion can be delayed because buyers struggle to get their funding (either from banks or investors) lined up in time for completion. This leads to the contractual completion date passing […]
We have previously written about the problems caused to property owners by squatters targeting vacant buildings to occupy, particularly over the Christmas period. This article is a reminder of the problems caused by, and the ways of dealing with, squatters in residential and commercial properties. Commercial premises Squatters often look for vacant units from which […]
Delayed payments, overrunning costs and insolvency are an increasingly common reality of construction projects in the United Kingdom. The insolvency of key members of the supply chain can derail a project, yet sub-contractors – who commonly work to tight margins – are often forced to wait months before receiving payment. Developers should always be mindful […]
From 1st April 2018, there has been a requirement under the MEES Regulations for any new tenancies or tenancy renewals of properties rented in the private rented sector, whether commercial or residential, to have a minimum energy performance rating of ‘E’ on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Since 1 April 2018 it has therefore been […]
Software Audits – are you ready? T Wright, Partner, Fladgate If you use software provided by the likes of Adobe, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP or VMware, it is quite likely that you will have been, or will be audited, to see whether your use of their software complies with the terms on which their […]
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