All change at the top of NY’s elite

Just like buses, you wait months for a new managing partner, then a bunch come along at once

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Union of European practitioners in intellectual property

The contribution of the prestigious European Intellectual Property Organization (UNION), which integrates some of the leading European experts in this field, was published on the 3d December for the discussion of a patent law issue submitted to the European Boards of Appeal of Patents.

Lisbon Annual Report: Riding the wave

For VdA’s executive group partner, “law firms are under pressure to provide a top quality service, more efficiently”. The article analyses the portuguese market on business advocacy, after consulting some lawyers of the best portuguese law firms. The biggest law firm in Portugal are experiencing substantial growth, but managing partners are well aware that a downturn in […]

Portugal: Patent litigation law review

By António Andrade, Marta Alves Vieira The Portuguese patent litigation system has some particularities that make it a rather unique system. In Portugal, patent litigation generally takes place before the Intellectual Property Court (the Court). This specialised state court, with jurisdiction at a national level, has been operating in Portugal since 30 March 2012 and is […]

Can commonhold be reinvigorated?

By Michael Callaghan and Melissa Barker The Law Commission has issued a substantial consultation seeking to improve the manner in which the commonhold system operates and to persuade existing leaseholders to move to a commonhold structure. Background Commonhold is an alternative to long leasehold ownership of property. Instead of a landlord and a number of tenants, […]

In what circumstances can additional administrators be appointed?

By Simon Clark, Gawain Moore According to a recent case, Zinc Hotels (Investment) Limited and others v Beveridge and others [2018] EWHC 1936 (Ch), the court does not have power to appoint additional administrators except within the constraints of paragraph 103 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986. Where administrators are appointed out of court by the […]

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Few stories have quite the same frisson of irony as the following vignette picked up by one of Tulkinghorn’s spies in the legal community. A personal injury partner at Harrison Clark is facing being struck off after he slapped a woman at a party to celebrate winning a court case. The lawyer pleaded guilty in […]

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Clive Anderson does anything but Talk Back these days. In fact, he’s seldom seen talking at all – at least not on television. Clearly not content to while away the years on the radio, the former chat show host has upped sticks to Moscow and conveniently assumed the identity of Bleddyn Phillips, Clifford Chance‘s recently […]

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Olswang pleased with ‘comforting’ financial results

Olswang has posted an 11.2 per cent increase in revenue over the past year, up to £92.4 million from 83.1m the year before. The firm’s commercial team reported growth of 28 per cent in 2007 while the corporate group grew 12 per cent year-on-year. The figures show a steady growth but will not help block […]

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