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Briefing Notes

Druces advises GSTechnologies Limited on £1.4m placing

Druces’ Capital Markets team has advised GSTechnologies Limited, the information and communication technology infrastructure provider, in connection with a secondary placing to raise a gross amount of approximately £1.4 million. This was achieved by way of a simplified disclosure prospectus. GST’s strategy is to continue to develop its existing ICT and IoT offerings, serving governments […]

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Law Society and Rome Bar strike deal on post-Brexit collaboration

Druces’ Senior Partner, Roy Campbell, is the president of the British Italian Law Association (BILA) and acts for a number of UK-Italian families in connection with their personal and business affairs. Commenting on a recent new agreement between the Law Society and the Rome bar association, Roy commented: “This is an encouraging step forward in […]

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Court Examines Balance of Risk Between Landlord and Tenant

During the pandemic, the relationship between commercial landlords and tenants has been subjected to pressures, the likes of which we have not seen before. As the immediate pressures recede, the property world has been thinking about how future pandemic risk should be factored-in and about the balance of economic risk between commercial property owners and […]

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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA)

CIGA came into force in June 2020 with a number of temporary measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  A key measure, introduced by CIGA, was the restriction on using the winding-up process. Restrictions on winding-up petitions extended On 22 June 2021, the temporary restrictions on winding-up petitions and orders were extended from 30 June […]

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Eviction ban ending for landlords wishing to recover possession

The UK government confirmed last week that the temporary ban on residential rental property evictions enforced by bailiffs in England, brought in during the coronavirus pandemic, will end on 31st May 2021. In addition, eviction notice periods which (save for some exceptions where the notice period may be as little as 4 weeks) were previously […]

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Druces announces Charity of the Year

It is a great pleasure to announce that Druces’ Charity of the Year is Young Minds. Young Minds works with young people to address their mental health needs. Indeed, it is the UK’s leading charity in this field, working towards a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever their challenges. You can […]

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AstraZeneca/EU contract – what it really says

The background and narrative of this ugly dispute has been widely reported of late, and the ‘vaccine nationalism’ that has ensued has further damaged an already fragile relationship between the EU and the UK, with pharmaceutical companies and the vulnerable populations of the whole of Europe and the world unceremoniously caught in the middle. What […]

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Supreme Court rules in Business Insurance Case

The Supreme Court last week handed down judgment in the important case concerning business interruption insurance – The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others. This new Judgment has been eagerly awaited by businesses up and down the country, hoping that insurers would have to pay out on claims brought under business interruption policies and […]

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