Have we forgotten how to listen?

We shout a lot these days and we seem to have forgotten how to listen. Even if we are listening it is, more often than at any time in the history of mankind, within our own bubble as we plug in the earphones and pull up the audio drawbridge. There’s a lot of shouting on […]


At least the competition lawyers have found a Brexit dividend

Given that we are apparently obliged to contemplate Brexit until the great trumpet sounds, let’s consider some of the consequences of the referendum that we’re seeing winding through the courts. There are three Brexit-related pieces of litigation in The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2019. As noted in today’s cover feature. Brick Court barristers are on […]

Want some easy pickings in UK law? Insurance firms are juicy targets

Spare a thought for EC3. Clyde & Co and Kennedys may have expanded overseas, but you can’t buccaneer your way to domestic growth. One of the biggest questions facing insurance firms is how they can increase their share of a static market where panel reviews can determine major revenue streams. Virtually every senior figure predicts […]


Hogan Lovells’ adult viewing moment: embarrassing on so many levels

Red faces aplenty at Hogan Lovells last week when a partner was filmed enjoying adult material on his work computer during daytime hours. But not just because a partner spent valuable fee-earning time accessing sexual content; as a policy issue, it has raised questions about why internet controls were not consistent across the firm’s global network.   Prior to the incident, Hogan Lovells’ internet controls varied across jurisdictions, […]

Latest briefings

Open Secrets: New Cayman Case Law on the CIDL Regime

As noted in our recent article ‘Private Lives and Public Interest’, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (the “Grand Court”) is often asked to give directions as to the protection of confidential information in the context of ongoing litigation. Most frequently, these requests are made in reliance on section 4 of the Confidential Information […]

Waste consultations – Implications for food & drink and other manufacturing businesses

By Richard Naish, Ben Sheppard The future of businesses in food and drink manufacturing and its supply chain will be affected by consultations launched by Government on 18 February. The consultations, which are aimed primarily at packaging waste, close on 13 May 2019. The consultation on reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility systemconsiders a range of options to […]

Stronger pensions regulator: The government’s response

By Jo Ratcliffe, Ruth Bamforth, Craig Looker The Government made clear, in its March 2018 Pensions White Paper, it is committed to ensuring  the Pensions Regulator (Regulator) has the right powers to be able to protect effectively defined benefit pension schemes. On 11 February 2019 the Government published its response to its June 2018 consultation on strengthening the […]

Environment and climate change law review

By Manuel Gouveia Pereira According to the Overview of the OECD’s Economic Survey for Portugal in 2017, structural reforms have led to a successful rebalancing of the Portuguese economy towards exports, which appears to be gaining ground, although the continuation of the rebalancing of the economy will require more investment. As of December 2015 the new […]

Debt from Christmas

By David Asker At this time of year, we see many suppliers contacting us about money they are owed from Christmas parties. For these companies it seems the festive hangover has lasted longer than is reasonable so we have put together a handy guide to how companies and business that are owed money from the Christmas […]

Supreme Court clarifies loss of chance rules

By Neil Franklin The Supreme Court has clarified how claims for loss of chance against negligent advisors will be assessed, in a decision that will be relevant to any claim by a bank or lender who is considering taking legal action against third party suppliers who have failed to provide adequate advice on a potential […]

Romania: Enforceability of drag-along mechanism for limited liability companies

By Mădălina Neagu, Andra Jegan Of the five types of corporation that may be established under Romanian law, joint stock and limited liability companies continue to be the most common. Recent statistics show that almost 1 million companies are active in Romania, of which approximately 800,000 are limited liability or joint stock companies. Further, the number of […]

Hurdles for short-term apartment rentals

By Peter Madl Neighbours and communities don’t like it, but apartment owners love it, because they can multiply their income. Short-term rental to tourists or business people who stay for just a few weeks is very controversial. Both courts as well as the legislative bodies of the Austrian provinces have found ways to restrict it.

Competition law and policy 4th quarter 2018

Portugal Competition Authority On 3 October 2018, the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA) published the definitive version of the Issues Paper “Technological Innovation and Competition in the Financial Sector in Portugal”.

Elements of innovation: A guide to legal innovation through technology

Every year, as a part of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards, RSG Consulting evaluates new solutions developed by law firms and corporate legal departments. Designed to improve legal service delivery and client engagement, many of the winning solutions are built using the HighQ platform. Download the ebook to explore how these elements of innovation […]

A borrower can now challenge symbolic possession under the Sarfaesi Act

The Hon’ble Supreme Court (SC), in its recent decision in the matter of M/s Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. v State of Uttar Pradesh [(Civil Appeal No 10873 of 2018 along with Civil Appeal No 10874 of 2018)] (Appeals) held that a borrower can prefer an application under Section 17 (1) of the Securitization […]

New law on validity of wills in Cayman

By Anthony Partridge, Fraser Allister The Cayman Islands’ Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law, 2018 came into effect on 1 February 2019. The law is important to people who own shares in Cayman Islands companies or have interests in Cayman Islands investment funds for example, and offers far greater flexibility for international clients who wish […]

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