By Pedro Simoes Coelho, Carlos Couto The real estate investment trusts (“SIGI”), approved by Decree-Law no. 19/2019 of January 28 (“DL 19/2019”), implemented in Portugal the Real Estate Investment Trusts . However, the national legislature allowed SIGI, in addition to the purpose of the lease, to pursue other forms of economic exploitation of immovable property. […]
By Richard Kingham The seventh edition of The Life Sciences Law Review covers a total of 34 jurisdictions, providing an overview of legal requirements of interest to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. The chapters are arranged so as to describe requirements throughout the life cycle of a regulated product, from discovery to clinical trials, […]
By Joseph Mazzucca, Michael Callaghan The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is consulting on a new edition of the Code for Leasing Business Premises (the Code). The third edition of the Code was published in 2007. It sets out best practice for landlords when negotiating the terms of a new commercial lease with a […]
By Antonia Blackwell Once again, discrimination cases play a key part in this quarterly update. In the case of Gan Menachem Hendon Limited v De Groen, Ms De Groen worked at a Jewish nursery run in accordance with ultra-orthodox Chabad principles. During her time there it came to light that she was co-habiting with her […]
By Neil Gordon The ban on tenant fees in the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (the Act) will come into force on 1 June 2019. The Act limits the fees which residential landlords and letting agents in England can charge to tenants and their guarantors. Breach of the Act could result in substantial civil penalties and […]
Feeling a little nervous and apprehensive as I approached Peking International Airport, a team of swine flu testers marched onto the plane to make sure we were safe to enter China – my first experience of Chinese culture.
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Charles Russell Speechlys has made up nine lawyers to partner in its latest promotions round, three of whom are women. The nine new partners are Rebecca Burford, Renaud Ferry, Andrew Keeley, Gareth Mills, William Rollin, Sarah Rowley, Tristram van Lawick, Sarah Wigington and James Worthington. The new partners are spread across practices that include corporate, […]
Clifford Chance has announced its partner promotions for 2019, making up 30 worldwide, the highest number in over a decade. The last time the magic circle made up more was in 2008, when it promoted 35. Overall, women accounted for a third of this year’s promotions. The Asia-Pacific region saw a higher number of new […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Cinven on the sale of its remaining stake in software provider Visma, opposite Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Kirkland & Ellis. Freshfields’ team was led by partner Victoria Sigeti, who was supported by Alastair Brown, Akash Mukerji and Angus Scott. The group advised longstanding client Cinven in 2014 […]
Allen & Overy is advising the Universities Superannuation Scheme on its acquisition of UK telecoms group KCom. London partner Richard Hough is leading the magic circle firm’s team for the pension fund USS, which is buying KCom through a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary company. He was supported by banking partner James Graham. KCom, a Hull-based broadband […]
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has decided not to pursue Dentons over the unfair dismissal of a member of staff on maternity leave. At the end of last year, the SRA considered referring Dentons to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over the treatment of Bina Hale, a former recruitment manager. Though the matter had been high-profile, […]
Fieldfisher has launched in Dublin through a strategic merger with a local firm, the latest step in its geographic expansion across Europe. The opening sees the UK firm partner up with Irish firm McDowell Purcell, with the office officially opening doors in early May. The local firm, which houses 16 partners, is led by managing […]