Oksana Howard will be attending next week the IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ international business conference in Zurich

Oksana Howard will be attending next week the IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ international business conference in Zurich

Oksana Howard is looking forward to travelling to Zurich on Wednesday, 29 June 2022, to participate in the IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ conference, which will be attended by 150 legal and financial professionals from over 40 jurisdictions worldwide.

Given that Oksana regularly advises its domestic and international clients on various corporate deals and projects and because she is also a member of M&A Committee at IR, this event will provide a great opportunity to exchange experience on deal-making with her international colleagues during M&A ‘Deals Insight and DealsBash’ networking sessions and also when leading M&A roundtable discussions in relation to the current M&A market and activity in various jurisdictions. 

If you have any questions or enquiries in relation to international deals or transactions, Oksana would be happy to assist.  Please email your enquiry to  oksana.howard@colmancoyle.com

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Oksana Howard
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Colman Coyle successfully oppose commercial tenant’s 1954 Act lease renewal claim on two grounds

Colman Coyle successfully oppose commercial tenant’s 1954 Act lease renewal claim on two grounds

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Colman Coyle were instructed on behalf of the landlord of a number of properties in Hackney London, the ground floors of which had been let to a commercial tenant.  The landlord opposed the tenant’s lease renewal claim under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 on grounds (b) (rent arrears) and (f)  (redevelopment).  The tenant argued that ground (b) could not be made out because it had various cross claims against the landlord which exceeded the rent that was owed and also that the landlord would not be granted planning permission, so that ground (f) could not succeed.

After a four day trial, in respect of which we instructed Nathaniel Duckworth of Falcon Chambers, HHJ Monty QC decided in favour of the landlord on both grounds, and dismissed the application for a new lease.

The decision in respect of the rent claim was of particular interest because of the highly unusual set of circumstances and the background to the dispute.  However, despite the tenant’s arguments, the Judge decided that the cross claims were not sufficiently connected to the claim for rent under the lease to set up a defence of equitable set-off.  The Judge further concluded that even if there had been a right of equitable set-off, the rent was still due under the lease and ground (b) was made out.

In relation to ground (f), the Judge found that the tenant’s expert, who had been instructed by his clients to oppose the planning application, lacked impartiality.  In contrast, the landlord was able to provide evidence from independent architectural and planning experts that planning permission would indeed be given and that the requirements of ground (f) were satisfied.   The Judge preferred the evidence of our clients’ expert, who had no prior interest in the dispute.

For any assistance in a dispute of this nature or indeed where any specialist property litigation advice is required please contact Anne Brown of Colman Coyle on anne.brown@colmancoyle.com or +44 (0)20 7354 3000.

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Anne Brown

Senior Associate

Howard Colman & Oksana Howard are travelling to Washington for the IR Global ‘On The Road’ conference

Howard Colman & Oksana Howard are travelling to Washington for the IR Global ‘On The Road’ conference

Howard Colman and Oksana Howard are travelling to Washington on Tuesday 10 May 2022 (tomorrow) to attend the IR Global ‘On The Road’ conference.

Colman Coyle are a headline sponsor at the conference held at the Fairmont Washington, which begins on Wednesday 11 May 2022.

IR members attending are expected to arrive imminently, with the event presenting an excellent opportunity to further strengthen our relationship with IR members, many of whom we know personally and have worked together on cross referral work.

Howard and Oksana are looking forward to arriving in Washington tomorrow.

If you have any questions or would like to meet with Howard or Oksana during the conference, please email oksana.howard@colmancoyle.com.

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Howard Colman
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Oksana Howard
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Howard Colman & Oksana Howard are travelling to Washington for the IR Global ‘On The Road’ conference

Meet the team attending the IR Global ‘On the Road’ conference in Washington

Howard Colman and Oksana Howard are looking forward to welcoming IR members at the IR Global ‘On the Road’ conference in Washington next month. The conference will provide a great opportunity to cement existing relationships and make new ones with leading professionals.

The firm is regularly instructed in relation to international and cross-border matters and our team has considerable experience in a wide variety of international work.

Please read more about Howard Colman and Oksana Howard here:

Howard Colman – Partner

Howard is a founding partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution at Colman Coyle.

Howard also heads up the firm’s International Department and conducts international arbitrations often in conjunction with lawyers in other jurisdictions. Howard is the exclusive IR Global member for Commercial Litigation & Commercial Arbitration in England and a long standing member of their Dispute Resolution Committee.

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Within the dispute resolution field, he heads up a team of experienced lawyers who act for a wide range of clients ranging from private individuals to major international companies.

In addition to being a solicitor, Howard is a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators and an Accredited Mediator and Adjudicator. He is one of a small number of panel members of the Technology and Construction Solicitor Association Specialist Construction Mediator’s panel.

As an experienced litigator, Howard is also familiar with all forms of dispute resolution and particularly noted for his ability to assist clients in resolving claims by means of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Oksana Howard – Partner

Oksana is an English law qualified transactional M&A corporate lawyer and the Head of Colman Coyle Corporate and Commercial Department.

She has recently been made a Director at Colman Coyle.

Oksana’s background is international City-based law firms in London. She has broad-ranging corporate and commercial experience, including cross-border transactional M&A (often acting for the US clients and businesses).

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Oksana has advised on high-value multi-jurisdictional share and asset acquisitions and disposals, group restructurings and de-mergers, shareholders’ agreements, and multi-billion-dollar international joint venture projects, as well as major international infrastructural commercial projects.

Oksana is the exclusive IR Global member for Capital Markets in England and a member of M&A Committee at IR.

Oksana has ample experience of running international and domestic transactions from the outset to completion, acting for a large pool of international and domestic clients across various industries and geographical areas, including start-ups and established multi-jurisdictional businesses and corporations.

Colman Coyle headline sponsor at the IR Global ‘On the Road’ conference in Washington

Colman Coyle headline sponsor at the IR Global ‘On the Road’ conference in Washington

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Colman Coyle is delighted to be a headline sponsor at the IR Global ‘On the Road’ conference in Washington.

Our headline sponsorship is an excellent opportunity to further strengthen our relationship with IR members, many of whom we know personally and have worked together on cross referral work to enhance our global outreach and ability to advise our international clients.

Colman Coyle often act for US clients and businesses in relation to M&A transactions, cross border disputes, international arbitration, litigation and real estate. We have ample expertise in advising foreign companies and businesses and our international department has considerable experience working with professionals in both North and South America.

We will be represented at the conference by Howard Colman and Oksana Howard.

Howard Colman is the Head of Dispute Resolution Department at Colman Coyle and the exclusive IR advisor for Commercial Litigation & Commercial Arbitration in England and a member of the Dispute Resolution Committee at IR.

Oksana Howard is the Head of Corporate and Commercial Department at Colman Coyle and the exclusive IR advisor for Capital Markets in England and a member of M&A Committee at IR.

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Howard Colman
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Oksana Howard
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See you there! Colman Coyle are delighted to be a headline sponsor at the IR Global ‘On the Road’ Conference in Washington DC

See you there! Colman Coyle are delighted to be a headline sponsor at the IR Global ‘On the Road’ Conference in Washington DC

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Colman Coyle are delighted to be a headline sponsor at the IR Global ‘On the Road’ conference in Washington in May 2022.

Colman Coyle will be one of four headline sponsors and we look forward to welcoming IR members which will provide a great opportunity to cement existing relationships and make new ones with leading professionals.

We hope to see you at the conference in May!

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