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Union of European practitioners in intellectual property

The contribution of the prestigious European Intellectual Property Organization (UNION), which integrates some of the leading European experts in this field, was published on the 3d December for the discussion of a patent law issue submitted to the European Boards of Appeal of Patents.

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 […]

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Locke Lord hires Salans partner in London

Salans has lost another partner to US firm Locke Lord, with corporate specialist Rob Askew joining the Texan firm’s recently-launched London office. Askew has already joined Locke Lord, four years after joining Salans, which is currently in advanced merger talks with SNR Denton (22 August 2012). His practice covers M&A, equity capital markets and restructuring, […]

India Supreme Court decision signals pro-arbitration turn

In an important reversal of precedent, the Supreme Court of India held that Indian courts may not exercise supervisory jurisdiction over foreign-seated arbitrations pursuant to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The ruling, issued in Bharat Aluminum Co. v Kaiser Aluminum Technical Service Co., Civil Appeal No. 7019 of 2005, marks a pro-arbitration turn by […]

Back to business

Les grandes vacances are over, and in Paris several firms have marked the rentrée – or return to school – by bulking up their presence. Possibly the most significant move is being made by DLA Piper. As first revealed by The Lawyer, the Anglo-Saxon giant has announced it is merging with corporate boutique Frieh Bouhenic. […]

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Work Life Quiz: Denise Nurse, Halebury

What was your first ever job? I stacked shelves in Iceland supermarket and was proud to be quickly promoted to the tills. There my communication skills could be put to best use. I got to know the older folk really well, who like to be at a shop first thing in the morning before the […]

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