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EECC Transposition – Portuguese Regulator ANACOM Publishes Draft

In this context, the Portuguese communications regulator (ANACOM) published on 4 August 2020 a draft document aimed at transposing the EECC (the Draft Transposition of the EECC), following a public consultation launched by the Government/ANACOM on 26 November 2019, in which various stakeholders provided their inputs on the matter. As a general rule, the draft transposition […]

Wrongful trading in Northern Ireland what is it and what has changed

Wrongful trading is a term that has received quite a bit of press over the last few months, mainly through the headlines generated by the UK Government’s unprecedented amendment to the wrongful trading provisions contained within our insolvency legislation. But what exactly is wrongful trading and what has changed?

Where feeding feels like abuse – a harrowing case

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership & North Bristol NHS Trust v WA & Ors [2020] EWCOP 37 Introduction This application concerned WA, a Palestinian refugee, who believes he was born on 29 December 1994, and who was therefore 25 years old. WA is a patient at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, having been admitted due to malnourishment. […]

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A&O promotes over a third of new partners in London

Allen & Overy has made up 29 partners in its latest round of promotions, including 10 in London. The promotions represent 13 offices across the firm’s global network, with the City taking over a third of the spots. It is a slight drop from last year when 14 were promoted in London and 34 globally. […]

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Osborne Clarke to exit Hong Kong with office closure

Osborne Clarke has become the latest international firm to withdraw from Hong Kong after five years operating in the Asia financial hub. Osborne Clarke’s Hong Kong office will be shut at the end of June. It currently has two partners, two associates, a trainee and three support staff. The firm said all members of the […]

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Furloughing is a moral tightrope for law firms

Everyone knew there would be moral hazard issues with the UK Government’s furlough scheme when it was announced. All companies, including law firms, now have the option of moving a portion of their staff salaries onto the taxpayer without worrying about paying redundancy packages, regardless of how financially secure their balance sheet is. Tottenham and […]

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Linklaters’ big bet on the City

There is no shortage of firms looking to top up their cash pots to offset falling revenues triggered by the pandemic. Recruitment has been paused, profit distributions delayed, as well as staff furloughs and boardroom pay cuts. Yet, while budgeting is an absolute necessity for many right now, it is the firms which plan ahead […]

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Macfarlanes and Simmons lead on sale of Covid-hit publisher

Macfarlanes and Simmons & Simmons have led on a recent magazine publishing company takeover, as coronavirus hits the printing world. Macfarlanes advised private equity firm Epiris on the sale of TI Media, a large UK publisher, to media company Future. The Bath-based buyer, meanwhile, was advised by Simmons & Simmons. TI Media, formerly known as […]

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