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By Jane Weaver, Martin McKeague It is likely that, in the run-up to this Christmas, perhaps more online shopping will have been done than at any time ever before. Amid news stories about traffic congestion being caused by the growing numbers of delivery vans on our roads, and as technological innovations develop apace, retailers may be increasingly […]

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By Rui Amendoeira, Miguel Soares Branco In 2016, Portugal ran for four days straight on renewable energy alone. Recent investments in renewable energies mean that currently Portugal runs approximately 60 per cent on renewable energy all year round. Without relevant oil and gas developments, this European country represents the modern approach to the energy sector with […]

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Jersey Developments Value of regulated funds in Jersey hits record high Figures released by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) for Q3/2018 and reported by Jersey Finance, showed that the net asset value of regulated funds under administration in Jersey grew 14% year-on-year to stand at £301.7bn. Ogier’s commentary on this very encouraging news can […]

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As of 31 December 2018, the Central Registry of Ultimate Beneficial Owners was established within the Serbian Business Registers Agency (the “Registry”), in line with the Law on Ultimate Beneficial Owners (“Official Gazette of the RoS no. 41/2018). In addition, the Ministry of Economy issued guidelines which provide more information on the implementation of certain aspects of this Law […]

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2019 is likely to be an unpredictable and turbulent year in the UK and abroad, and few will be confident enough to predict whether Great Britain and Northern Ireland will leave the European Union in March; whether we will enjoy a heatwave in the Summer; or what the nation will watch now that Big Brother […]

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You might be forgiven for thinking that the worst of the recession is over, given some of the rebounds in financials we’ve seen this year. Most notably, there’s been a remarkable improvement in the fortunes of three firms that had been faltering badly: LG increased net profit by 81 per cent; Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) […]

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A German presence will enable Bingham to focus on major financial centres. Bingham is launching an office in Frankfurt, a move that represents a rare geographical expansion into Continental Europe by the US firm.In particular, the new German outpost is designed to extend Bingham’s financial restructuring and financial services practice. The Frankfurt office, which goes […]

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Simmons & Simmons has promoted eight lawyers to its partnership, six of whom are based outside the UK. This is double the total number of partners the firm made up in 2009, of whom one was based in London. Of this year’s promotions, two of the new partners are based in London, two in Paris […]

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For law firms on both sides of the Irish Sea, the latest phase of the The National Asset Management Agency process presents the most significant opportunity yet. By Tom Phillips The national Asset Management Agency (NAMA), the government agency designed to stabilise the nation’s banks by taking property loans off the banks’ books, is now […]

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