Boutiques bloom as the legal market adapts to a sluggish economy
Luxembourg’s core funds industry is serving the country and its lawyers well
The Belgian market is packed so why are firms still eager to get a look-in?
Lawyers gathered in London last week to hear why Luxembourg offers such big potential for investors. In association with Wildgen
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Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst and Clifford Chance have advised on German drugs and chemicals group Merck’s £1.6bn acquisition of AZ Electronic Materials.
Benelux firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is joining German best friend Hengeler Mueller with an office in Shanghai, its second Chinese base.
Field Fisher Waterhouse of counsel Thierry van Innis has quit the firm to launch a IP boutique with a former colleague from Allen & Overy (A&O).
EU Commission launches infringement proceedings against six member states download subscription
The European Commission has called on member states to ensure compliance of their regulatory frameworks for gambling services with the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.
Limited recourse clauses questioned download subscription
The judge’s comments call into question the impact of limited recourse provisions and bankruptcy remoteness.
2013 overview of recent capital markets developments in Belgium download subscription
Sylvia Kierszenbaum and Willem Van de Wiele have authored an article in The International Capital Markets Review.
The reservation agreement: a preliminary agreement to a sale of a prospective building download subscription
A reservation agreement has to be carefully drafted. This briefing from MOLITOR provides guidelines.
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive — Luxembourg implementation download subscription
The AIFMD is the outcome of a G20 consensus for closer regulatory oversight of systemic risks emanating from certain players and activiries in the alternative investment funds sector.
Whistleblowing in Luxembourg download subscription
Whistleblowing is the process of reporting wrongful, unethical or unlawful behaviour or misconduct internally or externally, i.e. to a third-party organisation.
Spanish court upholds a hybrid dispute resolution clause download subscription
The Provincial Court of Madrid has upheld a hybrid dispute resolution clause. The judgment is the first one in Spain that recognises the validity of hybrid arbitration clauses.
Irrevocable consent — it’s not forever download subscription
A trademark owner cannot be prevented from withdrawing consent to a third party’s use of the identical trademark in relation to identical/similar goods and services.