Colman Coyle, Hawksford and Russo-British Chamber of Commerce hosted a joint hybrid event on advising foreign investors on investing into buy-to-let real estate assets in the UK

Colman Coyle, Hawksford and Russo-British Chamber of Commerce hosted a joint hybrid event on advising foreign investors on investing into buy-to-let real estate assets in the UK

The event took place on 14 September 2021 at The Clermont Hotel in Charing Cross in London, as a live event and it was also broadcasted via Zoom to the RBCC members.

The mixed panel discussion has provided a great overview of the legal, tax, KYC and Anti-Money Laundering requirements which foreign investors should be aware of when contemplating investing into property assets in the UK.

The panel of speakers from Colman Coyle included:

(i) Oksana Howard – Partner in Corporate and International Departments, who frequently acts for foreign investors investing into various assets in the UK. During the panel discussion Oksana talked about different types of investment structures used by foreign investors to purchase real estate assets in the UK, financing the purchase, KYC and Anti-Money Laundering requirements;

(ii) Sayrha Elahi – Senior Property Lawyer who advises a wide range of clients based in the UK and abroad. Sayrha has discussed issues associated with the legal difference between freehold and leasehold properties, conveyancing process and Stamp Duty Land Tax implications for overseas investors; and

(iii) Patrick Green – Senior Private Client Lawyer who has considerable experience in advising both domestic and international clients on a wide variety of inheritance tax planning, wills and related issues. Patrick has highlighted the importance of having a will and the key differences between English and Russian succession law.

Given that Colman Coyle acts for many international clients and also works very closely with professionals in other jurisdictions worldwide through its association with IR Global, participation in this high profile event is yet another example of Colman Coyle’s international outreach.

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Colman Coyle, Hawksford and Russo-British Chamber of Commerce to host a hybrid event on investing in buy-to-let property in the UK

Colman Coyle, Hawksford and Russo-British Chamber of Commerce to host a hybrid event on investing in buy-to-let property in the UK

Colman Coyle are delighted to host a joint event along with Hawksford and Russo-British Chamber of Commerce in relation to foreign investors looking at buy-to-let property in the UK.

The panel of speakers from Colman Coyle include Oksana Howard (Corporate and International), Patrick Green (Private Client) and Sayrha Elahi (Property) and will be a good opportunity for attendees to learn more about the buy-to-let property market in London and the UK.

The event will take place on Tuesday 14 September 2021 at The Clermont Hotel in Charing Cross, and it will also be broadcasted via Zoom.

If you wish to find out further information or register your attendance (either in person or remotely) please sign up through the RBCC website here: https://bit.ly/3j5EVEa

Colman Coyle act for a significant number of foreign investors in the UK. If you have any questions on how we can assist or would like to discuss this event, please contact Oksana Howard on +44 (0)20 7704 3446 or oksana.howard@colmancoyle.com.

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Colman Coyle attends English Law day in Ukraine Virtual Event organised by The Law Society of England and Wales

Colman Coyle attends English Law day in Ukraine Virtual Event organised by The Law Society of England and Wales

Oksana Howard and Patrick Green have attended an English Law day in Ukraine Virtual Event organised by The Law Society of England and Wales.

Oksana, who is a Partner in our Corporate and International Departments, has attended the Corporate M&A session which was focused on the cross-border M&A trends in 2020 and 2021 and the increased M&A activity in technology and healthcare sectors.  It was interesting to learn that the vast majority of international M&A transactions which took place within the period covered by this session were governed by the English law.

Patrick is a Senior Associate in our Private Client team and attended the Private Client Session, which emphasised the need for those planning on moving to the UK to take advice before moving, particularly for example in relation to the purchase of a home.

Colman Coyle is regularly instructed in relation to international and cross-border matters and is a member of IR Global – a multi-disciplinary professional services network.  Our International team has considerable experience in a wide variety of international work.  If you would like to discuss any of your international legal needs, please contact Oksana Howard on +44 (0)20 7704 3446 or oksana.howard@colmancoyle.com.

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Oksana Howard Co-chairs IR Global March Virtual Event – Commercial Law Meeting

Oksana Howard Co-chairs IR Global March Virtual Event – Commercial Law Meeting

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A Partner in our Corporate/Commercial Department and IR Global Commercial Committee member Oksana Howard, who frequently deals with international clients and transactions, co-chaired Commercial Meeting break-out sessions during the IR Global March virtual event.

The first break-out session has focused on discussions in relation to the post-Covid business environment and the opportunities it will bring to various businesses worldwide, as well as the new reality and expected legislative changes in other jurisdictions.

During the second break-out session various business development and network collaboration opportunities were discussed by the participants of this virtual event.

Oksana was delighted to re-connect with her IR Global friends and colleagues and is looking forward to seeing some of them hopefully later this year.

Post Brexit Trade Deal – What does this mean for London Businesses?

Post Brexit Trade Deal – What does this mean for London Businesses?

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Oksana Howard, a Partner in our Corporate and Commercial Department, has presented the webinar on the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which was hosted by the Greater London Authority’s London Business Hub on 21 January 2021.

As part of her presentation Oksana has provided a general overview of the key areas of the new Trade and Cooperation Agreement and also gave a useful guidance to UK businesses in relation to the following issues:

  1. Trading in goods with the EU – new requirements on import and export, application of rules of origin when claiming preferential tariffs treatment
  2. Trading in services and digital services with the EU – service trade barriers, data flows and appointing EU representatives
  3. Employing EU nationals in the UK or employing UK nationals in the UK companies’ European offices
  4. Intellectual Property rights and transfer of EU data

If you have questions with regards to the application of the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement to the operations of your business and if you would like to know what you can do to prepare your business for the changes, please contact Oksana Howard at oksana.howard@colmancoyle.com.

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Oksana Howard attends the online English Law Day in Uzbekistan

Oksana Howard attends the online English Law Day in Uzbekistan

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Oksana Howard – a Partner in Corporate & Commercial Department at Colman Coyle and the Head of the firm’s CIS desk has attended the English Law Day in Uzbekistan webinar organised by the International Committee of The Law Society of England and Wales, which was presented and moderated by Sergei Ostrovsky – a Senior Counsel and the Head of Russia & CIS practice at Ashurst.

The webinar was focused on the challenges and opportunities in Uzbekistan post-Covid and the increasing use of English law as a benchmark and governing law in capital market and corporate transactions in Uzbekistan and by the Tashkent International Financial Centre, as well as on collaboration between the UK and Uzbek legal professionals.  A very impressive panel of speakers included: Lucy Frazer QC MP – The Minister of State at the UK Ministry of Justice, Tim Torlot – Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan, Said Rustamov – Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United Kingdom, Tursun Makhkamov – First Deputy Director of the Capital Markets Development Agency in Uzbekistan and Bakhrom Kuchkarov – Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan has become an increasingly important player in the international corporate and capital markets arena, which has in recent years benefited from an influx of foreign investors wishing to do business in Uzbekistan.  Advising investors on various international capital market and finance transactions is part of the Colman Coyle offering and is the specific area of Oksana’s expertise, who is also an exclusive IR Global Capital Markets Member for England.

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