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We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has seen us build on our 2018 success. Kennedys has been ranked in 14 practice areas, including three new rankings for our Paris office (dispute resolution, healthcare and life sciences and insurance), and a ‘top tier’ ranking for aviation in Belgium.
We were pleased to help secure a 50-year lease for the development of a regional expansion project in the Philippines for Hong Kong business jet operator Metrojet
We are pleased to confirm that we have become the first international law firm to establish a presence in each of the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama as we continue to increase our global footprint through three new Associations.
We are pleased to announce that we recently acted for Norwegian insurer Protector Insurance in securing a ten-year lease in Manchester.
We are pleased to confirm that we will be attending MIPIM 2019, the premier real estate event taking place from 12 - 15 March in Cannes, France, as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting clients in relation to real estate and construction matters.
We recently acted for Scottish-based PMP – an independent consultancy providing specialist commercial property advice – in securing a five-year lease in Manchester, the company’s first permanent office location in England.
On 1 March 2019, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reducing the time limit that purchasers have to file a Stamp Duty Land Tax. These changes have been a long time in the making and will impact the procedures needed to be followed by those acquiring property, so as not to fall fowl of any fines
Case review 04/01/2019
The Court of Appeal has held that if a landlord grants a license to a tenant to permit alterations that are prohibited in the lease, the landlord could be subject to an action from another tenant in the building.
The government has recently sought views on their leasehold reform proposals, to which Kennedys have provided a response.
Case review 24/10/2018
The Court of Appeal have unanimously refused permission for the judicial review of a local authority decision to grant a lease extension, due to the failure to support an allegation that it amounted to state aid.