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Explaining the Italian Swaps Claims

Typically, these have involved local authorities in Italy seeking finance and entering into ISDA-governed interest rate swaps which have turned out unfavourably for the authorities. The authorities have then issued proceedings against the banks for mis-selling unsuitable swaps and have …

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International legal specialists with an Italian focus

2004 saw the beginning of our focus on Italy that has continued since. We have knowledge of the legal, commercial and cultural environments of the two countries, of the workings of Italian business, and the preferences of Italian clients.

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Unlocking the Potential of the UK: A Comprehensive Guide for High Net Worth Individuals

The United Kingdom, with its centuries-old traditions, dynamic business environment, and world-renowned educational institutions, has always held a distinctive allure for high net worth individuals (HNWIs) around the globe. Whether the goal is to offer their children a top-tier education, …

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Illegal migrant worker crackdown – what do employers need to know?

The minister for immigration, Robert Jenrick, revealed a crackdown on illegal migrant workers yesterday (7 August), which will see fines triple for employers. The government release called the changes – which will also affect landlords – the “biggest shake up” of …

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CB Destination UK: essential pre-arrival planning

Collyer Bristow is highly experienced in acting for HNW/UHNW individuals looking to relocate or return to the UK. This document outlines the key tax, estate planning and immigration areas which may be relevant to you, your clients or your employees …

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Jury rules document found in Aretha Franklin’s couch is valid will

In Michigan, USA, a two-day hearing in relation to Aretha Franklin’s disputed estate came to an end on Tuesday.  The case serves as a timely reminder to ensure proper drafting and due execution of an individual’s Will, regardless of the …

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British Nationality Bill confirms citizenship of children born to EEA parents

It has long been the case that someone born in the UK to EEA parents between 1 January 1983 and 1 October 2000 could acquire British nationality automatically.  However, earlier this year the Home Office suspended its policy for the …

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Immigrant using former UK Tier 1 Investor Visa refused leave to remain application

An immigrant named Ms Wang applied for a leave to remain in the UK under the former Tier 1 Investor Visa program. To qualify, she needed to invest a minimum of £750,000 in a British company using capital borrowed from …

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Advising a US gaming corporation on gaming licences

We advised a US gaming corporation on establishing a UK business and obtaining the necessary gaming licenses from the Gambling Commission.

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Dispute over a distribution agreement termination

Acting for an English distributor of perfumes in Italy in a €10m dispute relating to the termination of the distribution agreement.

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