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Merger control: Guidance paper on new transaction value thresholds in Austria and Germany

In the second half of 2017 both Austria and Germany introduced transaction value based thresholds as alternatives to purely turnover based thresholds that trigger the obligation to obtain merger control approval. The Austrian test pursuant to section 9 (4) Austrian Cartel Act (“ACA”) requires, amongst others, the consideration for a transaction to exceed EUR 200 […]

Danube port legislation: building a bridge across various jurisdictions

The Danube is the longest river in Central Europe, and thus has significant economic potential. However, the full potential of the Danube as a major transport route has not yet been exploited. A reason for this is the fact that the Danube crosses ten countries, and there are, as a result, ten different applicable port […]

Social Housing Monthly Law Update – July 2018

By David Isaacson TLT’s monthly law update on all things affecting social housing Highlights this month include: The EU (Withdrawal) Bill receives Royal Assent Chair appointed to lead independent review into planning appeal inquiries Registered Social Landlords Bill gains Royal Assent Government announces it will fully fund unsafe cladding removal in social housing New powers […]

Industrial strategy: government proposals to use IP to stimulate innovation

By Jo Pritchard The government has recently published the outcome of its consultation on maximising the incentives of the IP (intellectual property) system to stimulate collaborative innovation and licensing opportunities. The call for views was one of a number of initiatives on IP announced by the government as part of its Industrial Strategy in November 2017.   Views […]

Express duty of good faith: rescuing drafting deficiencies

By Susan Honeyands The High Court has recently held that an obligation to act in good faith was breached when a company managing referrals to physiotherapy clinics used the other party’s information to set up a rival business. The case is interesting because the express good faith clause rescued other drafting deficiencies, in particular, the […]

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Devonshires ushers in new era with hire of corporate chief

City firm Devonshires has a new head of corporate in the shape of Jonathan Ebsworth, who was previously a partner at Bates Wells & Braithwaite. The move is part of a push by Devonshires to raise the profile of its corporate group generally in the market and specifically among its social housing client base. Ebsworth […]

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FFW takes more space in London to hit growth projection

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) is set to boost its office space by more than a fifth when it moves into new offices at Ibex House in the City next year. The firm has taken a total of 20,000sq ft in the new building, which is enough to house more than 100 employees. FFW has taken […]

Eversheds wins court victory for Dupont

Eversheds has won a crucial IP dispute for chemicals company Dupont against packaging giant Smurfit. The case went to the Court of Appeal after Smurfit claimed that Dupont’s wine box taps infringed its patent. Smurfit threatened to take legal action against Dupont’s customer, the wine supplier Constellation Brands. Dupont went to the High Court to […]

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