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Causation and loss of chance in professional negligence claims: Supreme court clarity

By Sandip Singh How to assess causation and loss in cases where claimants sue for loss of a chance following a professional’s negligence has long been a tricky area. An earlier decision on that issue in this long-running litigation had also resulted in potentially greater risk of exposure for professionals.  In the eagerly awaited judgment in Perry […]

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2019 state budget Law No. 2/2019, of 2 February enacted the 2019 State Budget. Revenue and expenditure are forecasted at approximately USD 1,256,000 and USD 1,482,000, respectively. First amendment to the Petroleum Act Law No. 1/2019, of 18 January enacted the first amendment to Law No. 13/2005, of 2 September (Petroleum Act). In essence, this […]

A huge challenge: Voluntary registration of local authority land

By Peter Williams The Land Registry is actively working with the public sector to help achieve its aim of comprehensive registration of all freehold land by 2030. Achieving comprehensive registration of all freehold land in England and Wales by 2030 is a key target for the government and is a core component of the Land Registry’s […]

Brexit does not frustrate a lease

By Michael Callaghan, Nathan Rees European organisations cannot argue that Brexit means that they can walk away from their leases. Landlords of property have welcomed the ruling of Mr Justice Smith that Brexit does not operate to frustrate the terms of a lease. The decision means that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will remain liable post-Brexit to […]

Possession consultation

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White & Case taps Siemens for Frankfurt expansion

White & Case is continuing to grow its Frankfurt office by recruiting a former in-house litigator from German conglomerate Siemens. Wolfgang Mollenhoff, who was also previously a lawyer with Linklaters Oppenhoff & Radler before his time at Siemens which he joined in 2000, will move to White & Case as a partner. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer […]

Work-life quiz

Peter Crossley, head of commercial dispute resolution, Hammonds What was your first ever job? A disc jockey at a discount store near Durban, South Africa. What was your worst experience as a trainee? In South Africa, being involved in two separate motor accidents while driving partners’ cars – neither were my fault, honest. Where’s the […]

The phone home

The Nordic telecoms market continues to be particularly mobile. Henrik Nilsson provides the lowdown The Nordic telecoms market resembles similar markets in many other countries. It is dominated by the established incumbent telecoms operators, although these are under competitive pressure from latter-day arrivals (more often than not another country’s incumbent). It is also in a […]

Amex Euro legal chief jumps ship to RSA

American Express (Amex) managing counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa has quit after just over 18 months in the role. Mark Chambers, who joined Amex in January 2003, is leaving the group to join Royal & Sun Alliance as general counsel and group company secretary with effect from October. He is replacing Jan Miller […]

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