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Lisbon Annual Report: Riding the wave

For VdA’s executive group partner, “law firms are under pressure to provide a top quality service, more efficiently”. The article analyses the portuguese market on business advocacy, after consulting some lawyers of the best portuguese law firms. The biggest law firm in Portugal are experiencing substantial growth, but managing partners are well aware that a downturn in […]

Portugal: Patent litigation law review

By António Andrade, Marta Alves Vieira The Portuguese patent litigation system has some particularities that make it a rather unique system. In Portugal, patent litigation generally takes place before the Intellectual Property Court (the Court). This specialised state court, with jurisdiction at a national level, has been operating in Portugal since 30 March 2012 and is […]

Can commonhold be reinvigorated?

By Michael Callaghan and Melissa Barker The Law Commission has issued a substantial consultation seeking to improve the manner in which the commonhold system operates and to persuade existing leaseholders to move to a commonhold structure. Background Commonhold is an alternative to long leasehold ownership of property. Instead of a landlord and a number of tenants, […]

In what circumstances can additional administrators be appointed?

By Simon Clark, Gawain Moore According to a recent case, Zinc Hotels (Investment) Limited and others v Beveridge and others [2018] EWHC 1936 (Ch), the court does not have power to appoint additional administrators except within the constraints of paragraph 103 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986. Where administrators are appointed out of court by the […]

What is the extent of a secured creditor’s equitable duty to a guarantor?

By Simon Clark, Gawain Moore In General Mediterranean Holding SA SPF v Qucomhaps Holdings Ltd[2018] the Court of Appeal had to consider if and when a commercial lender’s acts or omissions in relation to its security will release a guarantor from its obligations. The court found that in the absence of express terms, any equitable duty […]

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Jersey: employment law changes

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Schoenherr recognised as leading law firm in South East Europe by Chambers

Schoenherr has been named as as the South East Europe Law Firm of the Year 2015 by legal publisher Chambers and Partners. Schoenherr lawyers Monica Cojocaru, Miloš Laković and Marko Prušnik accepted the award on behalf of the firm at the Chambers Europe Awards event held this past Friday evening at Amsterdam’s Hotel Okura. Headline deals and […]

Promises, promises… the election and employment

At 7am on Thursday 7 May 2015, polling stations across the UK will open. They will close 15 hours later and the British public will have had their say. It may take a lot longer, however, until we understand exactly what they have said. All the parties have plenty to say about employment issues. In […]

The Investor Money Regulations and the Client Asset Regulations 2015: implications for investment funds and MiFID firms

The investor money regulations (SI No. 105 of 2015) (the IMR) were published on 31 March 2015 following a lengthy consultation period with industry which began in 2013. The IMR apply to fund service providers (FSPs) including administrators, depositaries, UCITS management companies, alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) and alternative investment fund (AIF) management companies. The […]

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