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New rules governing online sale of medicinal products in Romania

The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

Ireland: new Coroners Bill aims to modernise the law and address maternal deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

Helping customers to help themselves: How technology can help

Banking litigation experts Rob Aberdein and Justin Coley from Walker Morris’ Lender Services team explain how lenders and law firms can harness new technology and debt management solutions to offer an enhanced customer journey and improved lender/borrower relationships. 

Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

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Simmons & Simmons has pledged to focus on organic growth in its London communications and outsourcing group following the loss of two-fifths of its London partner capability in a matter of months. The most recent exit was Peter Brudenall, who left to join the London office of Hunton & Williams yesterday (17 September). His exit […]

A&O, CC and Clydes scoop record UAE acquisition

Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance and Clyde & Co have benefited from their longstanding positions in the Middle East to grab roles on the biggest private-sector acquisition of a United Arab Emirates company by a foreign investor. The firms advised on Australian company Leighton Holdings’ $715m (£352.13m) acquisition of a 45 per cent stake […]

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Legal training is in a state of flux. The Solicitors Regulation Authority revealed last week (The Lawyer, 12 September) that it is pressing ahead with radical plans to split the LPC into two separate components. The plans will result in the compulsory courses of the LPC being split from the optional subjects. This would allow […]

CC advises arrangers on giant Norilsk mining deal

Clifford Chance has scooped the lead role on its second mega-deal in the past three months, advising on the financing of Norilsk Nickel’s acquisition of LionOre Mining International. The firm advised lead arrangers BNP Paribas and Société Générale on the $6bn (£2.95bn) loan to fund the acquisition of the Russian nickel giant. The deal comes […]

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