Analysis

Data dive: the rise of Clydes and Kennedys in six graphs

Clyde & Co and Kennedys both reported their latest financial results last week, and both firms hit record revenue highs. An 11 per cent rise in turnover at Kennedys saw the firm’s global revenue exceed £200m for the first time in 2018/19, while UK figures grew by £8m to £126m. Meanwhile, Clyde & Co recorded a 21st […]

Opinion

Firms need to do more for their diverse lawyers than simply widening access

The new online recruitment portal launched recently by Rare Recruitment in collaboration with several top City law firms is undoubtedly a welcome initiative as pressure continues to mount on the legal profession to do more on diversity and social mobility. Launched last month, Vantage builds on Rare’s existing contextual recruitment software and uses advanced analytical […]

#MeToo in law: Are we just hypocrites?

The #MeToo movement has left no sector unaffected. From entertainment to hospitality, finance to media, allegations of workplace impropriety have swept the globe. Jobs were lost, careers ended and a clear message sent: the culture of impunity for misconduct can continue no longer. Sexual harassment is inappropriate in any field. But it is particularly repugnant […]

Latest briefings

Life Science Law Update

Popular initiative „Supporting organ donation – saving lives“ The Federal Council supports the proposal of the initiative to allow organs to be removed from a deceased person if he or she did not oppose this during his or her lifetime in principle, but will suggest introducing certain measures in order to safeguard the rights of […]

Nitrate pollution concerns halt housebuilding

By Angus Evers, Matthew Price Five local authorities in the Solent area have put a hold on determining planning applications for new housing as a result of advice from Natural England about nitrate pollution. Following two rulings by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the ‘Dutch Case’ (C-293/17 and C-294/17) and ‘People […]

The tenant that never was

By Liam Phillips, Michael Callaghan The grant of a lease to a non-existent tenant highlights the importance of checking that companies in a transaction are registered at Companies House. Mr Darlow granted a lease of a restaurant in Cardiff to a company called Seafood Shack UK Ltd. The identity of the tenant had been set […]

Social Housing monthly law update – July 2019

By David Isaacson TLT’s monthly law update covering all things affecting the social housing sector Highlights of this month include: Our Employment law podcast discusses the legal and practical complexities linked to protections for religious and philosophical beliefs, Brexit and how the EU Settlement Scheme is performing, a new case on working time and the current consultation on extending maternity rights Insight into Government […]

Taxation

By Anamaria Tocaci, Theodor Artenie, Alexandra Barbu Foreword The business environment has always played a particular role in a state’s fiscal policy, as this impacts decision-making on starting a business, growing operations or reducing / closing-down the activity. Romania is an attractive country for investors, the main driving reasons being the low taxation and the […]

Chambers Corporate Governance Guide

The Chambers Corporate Governance Guide provides up-to-date expert legal commentary on rules, requirements and practices for businesses. This guide covers the most important developments in Corporate Governance in significant jurisdictions. Schoenherr contributed the Austria chapter to the guide. Introduction1.1 Forms of Corporate/Business Organisations The principal forms of corporate/business organisations in Austria are described below. Limited […]

Austria: Digital Services Tax proposed

By Dilara Mamuk, Clemens Grassinger In early April 2019, the Austrian Federal Government published a draft of the Digital Tax Act 2020 which is currently under review. The main goal of the new law is to achieve “fair taxation” by taxing online advertising services that are provided by large groups of companies in Austria. Why is […]

Electronic Complaints Book: Extension of deadline for registration

Numerous complaints have been made by associations representing traders from various sectors due to the problem of unavailability of the platform where economic operators have to register. As a result, the Ministry of the Economy announced the extension of the deadline for operators to register until 31 December of the current year. The original deadline […]

Competition law and policy 2nd quarter 2019

Portuguese Competition Authority fines the companies Mota-Engil – Engenharia e Construção and Futrifer – Indústrias Ferroviárias, S.A. On 12 April 2019, the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA) fined the company Mota-Engil – Engenharia e Construção, S.A and one of its managers a total of EUR 906,000 for allegedly participating in a five-company cartel that acted in […]

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