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The Romanian Competition Council never rings twice

By Georgiana Badescu, Mona Banu, Volker Weiss This is how it all starts: with a ring at the door We can only imagine how big the surprise must be when you find out that your Belgium-based office is being raided in an investigation by the Romanian Competition Authority. But it is a fact that the […]

E-mobility market in Portugal – An overview

By Manuel Santos Vitor, Catarina Cortez Gamito Historical and legal background One of the main national priorities in what concerns the Portuguese electricity sector is the development and full implementation of a strong electric mobility (‘e-mobility’) market. This priority largely results from the government concerns associated not only with the environment (ie, reduction of greenhouse gas (GhG) […]

New Jersey LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers

By Matthew Shaxson Jersey’s new LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers to build on the £169 billion of US assets and funds already administered here, says Ogier partner Matthew Shaxson. The Island’s legislature gave final approval to the new LLC structure, which largely mirrors the existing Delaware model, last week. With a significant […]

Cayman Grand Court hands down decision on master-feeder fund structures

By Giorgio Subiotto, Tim Cone The Cayman Grand Court has handed down a decision that has significance for Cayman master-feeder fund structures. Funds and their advisers should review the redemption provisions in master fund articles of association and partnership agreements to ensure that, operationally, redemptions are being effected in accordance with such documents. Background In the matter […]

Reduction of partial transition compensation for working hours by Supreme Court

By Lucas Hoogervorst, Maureem in Poel The Supreme Court ruled last Friday that, in short, a partial amendment of an existing employment contract in circumstances that have to be borne by the employer, may result in the payment of a partial transition payment. This concerns the special case that, due to circumstances, is forced to proceed […]

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Wragges seals Gowlings tie-up to create Anglo-Canadian powerhouse

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has confirmed plans to merge with Canada’s Gowlings less than 18 months after the tie-up between Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham.The merged firm, called Gowling WLG, will have more than 1,400 lawyers and legal professionals operating from 18 locations. The deal will go live in January 2016 and the […]

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Business Leadership Awards: the shortlist

From boutiques to global behemoths, entries to this year’s Business Leadership Awards are as diverse as they are high in their excellence. Last week around a dozen of the UK’s leading in-house lawyers spent some of their day debating the merits or otherwise of the entries for this year’s Business Leadership awards. It was quite […]

No5’s Owen attends NDPB Lawyers’ Group training day

On Thursday 25 June, Naomi Owen of No5 Chambers attended an NDPB Lawyers’ Group training day, hosted by Hill Dickinson’s Manchester office. The day was designed to cover some of the issues that non-departmental public bodies may face in their daily operations. Owen’s talk, entitled ‘The Implications of Bear Scotland for NDPBS’ focused on holiday pay, […]

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