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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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Mr Blair's advice was “ill-considered'

Few will disagree with the Prime Minister’s opinion of English football hooligans. Mr Blair’s appeal for employers to sack employees convicted of hooliganism was an understandable – but ill-considered – response, given that such action by employers may give rise to claims of unfair dismissal by employees with two or more years’ continuous employment. Employees […]

Deadlines clarified by court

The last minute acceptance of a payment into court has led to a ruling which spells out deadline requirements, reports Roger Pearson The Recent settlement of an action in which investors alleged an accountancy firm had led them into a disastrous investment foray, in which they became Names at Lloyd’s, has clarified rules on deadlines […]

US makes moves on UK M&A sector

THE boom in transatlantic mergers is reflected in a league table which shows six of the top 20 legal advisers on UK mergers and acquisitions are US firms. The table, covering the first six months of 1998 and compiled by Corporate Money, shows the leading US firm is Shearman & Sterling in ninth position, followed […]

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