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shining a light: practical tips around Chinese buyers investing in UK property

13 October 2020

This webinar took place on the 13th October and is now available 'on-demand'.

China and UK trade and investment is in a challenging period due to recent global events and politics.

In these uncertain times, clarity is what people seek. That is why we are “Shining a Light” and providing some practical training as regards property ownership and tax in the UK. We will also have a market update from one of the experts, and a measured view from the Chinese side, a lawyer based in Shanghai.

Join us for a Webinar co-presented by Birmingham China Business Forum and hosted by Browne Jacobson with the following speakers:

  • Zo Hoida, President of BCBF and Real Estate Partner at Browne Jacobson – Chair
  • Pavanjeet Kaur, Property Lawyer at Browne Jacobson and Rebecca Hawkins, Tax Lawyer at Browne Jacobson – Registration of ownership in the UK and changes for foreign investors/recent updates in the property tax regime
  • Monique Royle, Divisional director at Fleurets – Market Update
  • David Zou, Partner at Grandway Law - "Shifting Mindset and its Impact on Chinese Outbound Investment in UK Property

If you can't make the live session but would like to receive a copy of the on-demand recording, we would encourage you to still register for the event. This will ensure you receive a link to the recording as soon as it is available. Alternatively a link to the webinar will be shared on our website and LinkedIn page in due course.

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Legal updates

Vodafone Ltd v Hanover Capital Ltd [2020] EW Misc 18 (CC)

The first reported case on how a court determines rent on the renewal of a lease of a telecommunications mast site under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 following the Electronic Communications Code 2017 coming into force.

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Legal updates

EMI Group Ltd v The Prudential Assurance Company Ltd [2020] EWHC 2061 (Ch)

The court interprets the guarantee provisions in a lease to uphold their validity under the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995.

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Legal updates

Peninsula Securities Ltd v Dunnes Stores (Bangor) Ltd [2020] UKSC 36

An exclusivity covenant given by a landlord of a shopping centre to an anchor tenant was not declared unenforceable under the common law doctrine of restraint of trade.

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Legal updates

Arqiva Services Ltd v AP Wireless II (UK) Ltd [2020] UKUT 195 (LC)

An operator whose contracted out lease expired prior to the Electronic Communications Code 2017 coming into force had no means of obtaining rights under that Code.

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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