Corporate eBulletin June 2017

07 Jun 2017

Our latest corporate eBulletin covers some news and thought leadership from the team. To subscribe to the newsletter, please email  

DMH Stallard advises Byrne Looby Partners on latest acquisition

Abigail Owen, Corporate Partner at DMH Stallard, led the team advising the international group, Byrne Looby Partners (UK) Limited, on its acquisition of London-based structural engineering consultancy, Sinclair Johnston & Partners Limited, and associated funding for the transaction.

Click here to read more about this deal.

Be prepared for cyberattacks

The NHS and countless other targets around the world are in the midst of a massive series of cyberattacks. From what we know about the attacks so far, it is clear that, had some relatively straightforward precautionary actions been taken, many of the affected targets would not have been vulnerable to this particular attack. 

There are a number of straightforward, yet effective, steps you can take to reduce your risk of becoming a target.

Click here to read how to protect your business.

From here to uncertainty: commercial contracts and Brexit

On 29th March 2017, Article 50 was finally triggered, beginning a further two year period of uncertainty for the UK. Whilst we can’t predict the terms on which the UK will leave the EU, what we do know is that there will be legal and commercial implications for UK businesses. Now is the time for all UK businesses to consider how their existing contracts and trading relationships may be affected post-Brexit. Below, we look at some key commercial questions that UK businesses are likely to face.

To read the full article please click here.

Are you an owner of overseas companies or other entities holding property in the UK or intending to do so?

On 5 April 2017 the UK government published its proposals for a register showing who owns and controls overseas legal entities that own UK property. The proposals also apply to overseas entities that participate in UK government procurement.

The proposals represent a further step in the UK government’s commitment to ensuring that the UK is an open and transparent place to do business, and reflect, in part, the concern that overseas people are investing the proceeds of crime or corruption in UK property.

For more information please read the full article here.

Further reading

Permitted Development Rights and the revised NPPF: Article 4 directions

Blog, Legal Updates
A revised National Planning Policy Framework has just been published. Holly Stevenson focuses on the change to Article 4 Directions
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Can commercial lessees now ‘relax’ given the extended Government moratorium on forfeiture for non payment of rent?

Legal Updates
Property Litigation Partner, Keith Pearlman, doesn't think so and explains why they could be in for a nasty shock from 1 October of this year
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Excluding and limiting liability: How to play your cards right

John Yates considers the art of crafting clauses to reduce risk
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Update on the rules concerning the changes to Crown Preference

Blog, Legal Updates
As corporate insolvencies remain low, a clear picture of how the partial reintroduction of Crown Preference is likely to impact on businesses, and on lender practices, has yet to emerge. Oliver Jackson provides an update
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