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The Romanian Competition Council never rings twice

By Georgiana Badescu, Mona Banu, Volker Weiss This is how it all starts: with a ring at the door We can only imagine how big the surprise must be when you find out that your Belgium-based office is being raided in an investigation by the Romanian Competition Authority. But it is a fact that the […]

E-mobility market in Portugal – An overview

By Manuel Santos Vitor, Catarina Cortez Gamito Historical and legal background One of the main national priorities in what concerns the Portuguese electricity sector is the development and full implementation of a strong electric mobility (‘e-mobility’) market. This priority largely results from the government concerns associated not only with the environment (ie, reduction of greenhouse gas (GhG) […]

New Jersey LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers

By Matthew Shaxson Jersey’s new LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers to build on the £169 billion of US assets and funds already administered here, says Ogier partner Matthew Shaxson. The Island’s legislature gave final approval to the new LLC structure, which largely mirrors the existing Delaware model, last week. With a significant […]

Cayman Grand Court hands down decision on master-feeder fund structures

By Giorgio Subiotto, Tim Cone The Cayman Grand Court has handed down a decision that has significance for Cayman master-feeder fund structures. Funds and their advisers should review the redemption provisions in master fund articles of association and partnership agreements to ensure that, operationally, redemptions are being effected in accordance with such documents. Background In the matter […]

Reduction of partial transition compensation for working hours by Supreme Court

By Lucas Hoogervorst, Maureem in Poel The Supreme Court ruled last Friday that, in short, a partial amendment of an existing employment contract in circumstances that have to be borne by the employer, may result in the payment of a partial transition payment. This concerns the special case that, due to circumstances, is forced to proceed […]

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All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Steptoe & Johnson has hired partner Simon Hirsbrunner in Brussels from German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. Hirsbrunner, who is qualified in both Switzerland and Germany, will work closely with partner Jean Russotto in advising clients on EU regulatory requirements […]

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Shearman & Sterling mulls agile working in London

Shearman & Sterling is consulting on plans to introduce agile working in its London office. Shearman’s UK base has had an informal system in place for a number of years but confirmed to The Lawyer that it is reviewing its thinking on agile working for London lawyers after it introduced a policy to allow its US-based associates to work from home two days a […]

International Gateley team advises on $118m court ruling

A team of lawyers from the Dubai and Birmingham offices of national law firm, Gateley Plc, has successfully advised Belgium-based, Bocimar International NV, on a dispute against Dubai-based ship-owner, Emirates Trading Agency LLC (ETA). Bocimar International NV (‘Bocimar’) is an Antwerp-based company that specialises in dry bulk shipping, and in 2007 Bocimar concluded two charter parties, […]

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